Nebraska Extension in Adams County

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Our Extension staff is currently working on updating our county website.  Please be patient and contact our office if you cannot find what you are looking for.

Our Location & Contact Information

Our address is:
515 W 3rd Street
Hastings NE 68901
Email: adams-county@unl.edu
Phone: 402-461-7209

Local County Child Care Needs

Surveys

Child care is a national issue, but a group of researchers are looking at the issue at the county-level to see what can be done to meet the challenge locally. Researchers at Nebraska University and Kansas State University are working together to better understand these local needs. Together with local county Extension Educators, they have put together four surveys for county residents to complete. These surveys will help collect data on the availability, affordability, and accessibility of child care.

Focus Groups

In addition to the surveys, the UNL research team, and your local Extension Educator, Lynn DeVries, will be hosting four focus groups in the month of May. We welcome you sign up to be a part of these opportunities. Focus groups will last approximately 60-90 minutes during an evening that is convenient for you.

Tractor Safety Training 2018

All youth aged 14 and 15 and working on a farm or ranch other than their own MUST be certified through a Hazardous Occupations Course. Successful completion of the course will allow trained youth to operate a tractor over 20 horsepower, or to connect or disconnect an implement or any of its parts to or from a tractor. Several locations offered and Advanced Registration is required.

Animal Science Series 2018


This is a group for youth (ages 10 - 18 as of Jan 1, 2018) that have an interest in livestock. Species covered are beef cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, and poultry. Youth will explore topics of genetics, nutrition, meats, management, equipment, and others.

Bed Bug Questions

Want to learn more about questions you may have concerning bed bugs?  Nebraska Extension Lancaster County has a great source for you to check out.

4-H Monthly Newsletter

Adams County Family & Community Education Clubs

Check out the most up to date news, BInterested 'Learn About It Sessions', scholarships, contests offered by Adams County FCE

The Learning Child

What is The Learning Child? 

The Learning Child Team (TLC) of Extension Educators is committed to enhancing the capacity of Nebraska’s communities in supporting the healthy growth, development and success of young children. TLC provides research based, responsive, innovative, trusted and easily accessible resources and programming to early childhood professionals and families of children birth to age eight.

Quilts of Valor

Adams County 4-Hers are again participating with the Quilts of Valor in 2018. In 2015, Iowa Public Television came to York, Nebraska, and Nebraska State Fair to videotape Nebraska 4-Hers who were working with Quilts of Valor. Several of our 4-Hers, leaders, and Extension Staff were interviewed and showcased.  The 100+ minute documentary was shown in Iowa the first part of December 2015.  In Nebraska, the Quilts of Valor II Documentary was shown 1st part of March, 2016 on NET(1) and NET Create (3).  

Adams County Extension Staff

Ronald Seymour
Position: Unit Leader / Extension Educator / Crops and Integrated Pest Management
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: ron.seymour@unl.edu

Elizabeth Janning
Position: Associate Extension Educator / 4-H & Youth Development
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: elizabeth.janning@unl.edu

Lynn DeVries
Position: Associate Extension Educator / The Learning Child
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: lynn.devries@unl.edu

Julie Ochsner
Position: Extension Assistant
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: julie.ochsner@unl.edu

Deborah Unterseher
Position: Extension Assoc NEP
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: deb.unterseher@unl.edu

Alise Verhage
Position: Extension Assoc NEP
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: alise.verhage@unl.edu

Gwen Rodocker
Position: Administrative Assistant
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: gwen.rodocker@unl.edu

Twila Bankson
Position: Administrative Assistant
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: twila.bankson@unl.edu



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