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KNOP-TV of North Platte recently interviewed Dr. Sleight and Garrett Dwyer about NCTA's newest program.

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NCTA in the News
8-19-2013 Ag College receives new tractors at 100th year celebration by Mary Crawford, NCTA employee, Published in the NP Bulletin
8-9-2013 AggieFest Set for Sept 14-McCook Daily Gazette
8-2-2013 NCTA has new Dean-Brownfield Ag News
8-1-2013 NCTA hosts UNL Beef Feedlot School August 6-Midwest Producer
7-28-2013 NU ag college adds irrigation tech program-Grand Island Independent
7-28-2013 Curtis Ag school to celebrate centennial
7-28-2013 Nebraska range camp celebrates 50 year reunion at Halsey 4-H Camp
7-26-2013 NCTA 100 Years Celebration in August-Frontier County  Enterprise
7-25-2013 NCTA expands Vet Tech Program-Frontier County Enterprise
7-3-2013 NCTA Vet Tech program nears 40th year
6-12-2013 Youth field day unlike any day in school
6-11-2013 NCTA offers vet tech pre-exam prep
6-4-2013 At centennial mark, Curtis ag school, rooted, blooming
6-3-2013 Advancements at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
5-31-2013 Science Day, Media Day
5-10-2013 NCTA Recognizes 2013 Honor Graduates-KTIC 107.9 BULL
4-30-2013 Tree Campus USA Recognition
4-30-2013 Curtis ag college to celebrate 100 years
4-18-2013 New NCTA dean barely escapes Boston bomb blast
4-18-2013 Area students winners at NACTA ag contests
4-17-2013 Sleight, Rishel, Uden, Anothony named to ag hall of fame
4-11-2013 Nebraska Ag Achievement Hall to Honor Keith Olsen, Ted Doane
4-4-2013 Agricultural Leaders Join Farmer Veteran Coalition Board of Directors-San Francisco Chronicle
3-15-2013 Nebraska Agriculture and You magazine
3-7-2013 Curtis agriculture college selects new dean-Lincoln Journal Star
3-7-2013 Nebraska agriculture college selects new dean-Columbus Telegram
3-7-2013 NCTA Dean Selected-knopnews2
3-7-2013 New dean announced for NCTA-McCook Daily Gazette
1-22-2013 Four finalists vie for NCTA Dean Position
11-29-2012 Not Exactly Retiring-Dr. Sleight Interview-KNOP TV
10-30-2012 Veterinary Technology-The Fence Post by Amanda Castle
10-11-2012 NCTA Livestock Judging Team helping younger generations by Megan Streweler
9-18-2012 Dave Smith Grand Marshal for Curtis Fall Festival Parade
9-17-2012 Nebraska's Beacon for Youth in Agriculture-The Nebraska Signal
9-11-2012 Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture adds USDA Mural to Collection
8-31-2012 A New Mural Spruces Up This Local College-North Platte Post
8-27-2012 Nebraska's Beacon for Youth in Agriculture-NCNewsPress.com-Senator Mike Johanns
8-27-2012 Curtis Ag School-Beacon for young agriculturists by Senator Mike Johanns
8-2-2012 Honoring Dean Weldon Sleight-Capitol Words-Representative Adrian Smith
7-26-2012 Honoring Dean Weldon Sleight-Speech of Hon. Adrian Smith of Nebraska
7-18-2012 Veterans Emerge as New Beginning Farmers-National Young Farmers' Coalition
7-11-2012 Dean's impact on Curtis campus to show results after retirement-Midwest Producer
7-3-2012 Dean of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Retiring-Nebraska Ag Connection
7-2-2012 IANR News-Dean of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Retiring
6-20-2012 QWTR Queen and Princess contestants announced-Chelsea Altena
6-12-2012 Marine to farmer article-Nebraska Farmer Magazine
5-15-2012

Eastern red cedars; moneymakers

Eastern Red Cedar Expo at NCTA

3-24-2012

New Buildings, Same Goal

KNOP-TV interview with Dr. Sleight on the new buildings at NCTA

3-23-2012

From Military to Rural Areas

KNOP-TV interview with Dr. Sleight about Veteran Farmers Project

 

3-6-2012 March 6 Seminar Provedes Advice on Owning Farm or Ranch-JournalDemocrat.com
3/1/2012

100 Hundred Cow Advantage Article-Working Ranch Magazine (Article starts on page 84)

A Nebraska technical college gives entry-level ranchers a leg up.

2-27-2012 NCTA Kicks Off Year-Long Outreach Program For Beginning Farmers-Nebraska Farmer Magazine
02/03/2012

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) - February 3, 2012 - Market Journal www.youtube.com/watch

Take a video tour of the upgraded campus at Curtis with Market Journal

11/24/2011

 

NCTA Dedicates New Facilities, Frontier County Enterprise 

11/24/2011

 

NCTA Dedicates New Facilities, Frontier County Enterprise 

11/22/2011 Cooperative contributes $80,000 to NCTA, McCook Daily Gazette
11/21/2011 Ag college enrollment may grow
Omaha World-Herald
11/21/2011 New education center dedicated at NCTA, KRVN  Radio
11/21/2011 Tile Mural Integrates Agriculture and Artwork at University of Nebraska - NCTA Building Dedication,  Digital Journal
11/21/2011 Tile Mural Integrates Agriculture and Artwork at University of Nebraska - NCTA Building Dedication, PRWeb: Online Visibility from Vocus
11/19/2011 Curtis dedicates education center, by Diane Wetzel
11/18/2011 Tech Ag school positioned for future growth, KRVN Radio
11/18/2011 Tech Ag College Opens New Building
Written by Jacqueline Skarda {KNOP TV}
11/18/2011 NCTA building dedicated, by Connie Jo Discoe, McCook Daily Gazette
11/18/2011 NCTA to dedicate new education center Nov. 18, Written by Gothenburg Times
11/17/2011 NCTA education center to be dedicated Nov. 18, Today@UNL
11/17/2011 The barn that Walt built, Tony Herrman
11/16/2011 Observations from the Road… by Ronnie Green & Vishal Singh
11/11/2011 Ag industry center at Curtis to open Written by Gothenburg Times
11/07/2011 Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center dedication Nov. 18 
11/04/2011 Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center Dedication Nov. 18
11/03/2011 The First Annual NCTA Horse Sale in Curtis, Neb., was successful by Caroline Sabin
10/04/2011 New options being explored in fight against cedar trees Bill Kelly, NET News
08/24/2011 A bit wordy, By Cliff Morrow, Midwest Producer Midwest Producer
 08/30/2011
NCTA Volleyball Team Starts Season

NCTA got off to a rocky start for their 2011 campaign with a home loss to Faith Baptist Bible College. The Lady Aggies fell at home in a thrilling five set match by scores of 25-17, 10-25, 25-13, 23-25 and 11-15. Coach Jeremy Sievers said, “I am proud of the way we came out in our first set and set the tone for the match. Our intensity did drop a little in the second match and again in the fourth, but that is something we can correct. I was proud of the way the girls fought Saturday and didn’t give up until the end. There are a lot of positive things we can take away from this, and we should be able to build on this game.”

NCTA was led by Sheyna Huddle of Neola, Iowa, with ten kills and the Van Ryswyk sisters, Jordyn and Kalli of Glenville, Minn.,who both had seven kills. Nichole Hornyak of Sutherland, Neb, had 18 assists and ten digs for the match. The libero position, filled by Karla Freudenburg of Madison, Neb., had a team high 17 digs over the five sets. Freshman outside hitter Chelsea Altena of Hyannis, Neb., had seven kills, seven digs and three ace serves. Sophomore setter Abby Sybrant of Bassett, Neb., had eight assists and ten digs.

The Aggies will have a busy week of games, traveling to McCook, Neb., to play at 7:00 on September 1. On September 9 NCTA will be home to play Nebraska Christian College at 7:00 and home again on September 10 to play host to the alumni of NCTA Volleyball at a time yet to be determined.

All stats and ranking information is available at the USCAA website. http://www.theuscaa.com/landing/index

08/24/2011 A bit wordy, By Cliff Morrow, Midwest Producer Midwest Producer
08/23/2011 Curtis campus takes aim at cedar tree solution, By ART HOVEY / Lincoln Journal Star 
08/13/2011 Horse Not Performing Well? Check its TeethDr. Cory Reng examines “Killian” at the Big Wyoming Horse Expo and floats the horse's teeth. Killian is owned by Barbara Chase of Casper, Wyo.
Dr. Cory Reng outlines potential problems
Gayle Smith
Potter, Neb.
07/01/2011

NCTA Expansion

Weldon Sleight, dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, reported that many commodity groups and private businesses in Nebraska have contributed to the expansion NCTA. A major program NCTA has initiated is the combat boots for cowboy boots program to help returning veterans get involved in agricultural production.

06/30/2011

Horticulture Day at NCTA

Workshop plants ideas that produce results

06/22/2011

Servicemembers trade in combat boots for cowboy boots

Program at Nebraska College of Agricultural Technology gaining popularity

05/30/2011 NCTA offers horticulture day for enthusiasts (pdf 945k)This banana tree is a part of the tropical plans collection in the greenhouses at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA). The greenhouses also contain a succulent garden collection, pond habitat/plants display and a plant production area. Caroline Sabin/The North Platte Telegraph
05/26/2011 Cow/Calf College at NCTA
Carolinie Sabin
North Platte, Neb. 
05/19/2011 Animal Science Field Day Planned
05/04/2011 York News-Times: Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture inducts new members into Phi Theta Kappa
05/01/2011 Returning Home: Program Reaches Out to Veterans to Continue Farming Tradition
05/01/2011 Cow College Planned May 12-14 at NCTA
04/29/2011

Harvest Public Media: From combat to cowboy duties: A helping hand in Nebraska

Garrett Dwyer remembers when he decided to make a commitment to return to his family's...

04/26/2011

Press Release: NCTA Women’s Basketball 2010 – 11 Season in Review (pdf 266k)

The NCTA women’s basketball team had a successful season at home, going 5-1...

04/26/2011

Press Release: NCTA Men’s Basketball 2010 – 11 Season in Review (pdf 257k)

The NCTA men’s basketball team had a successful season going...

04/15/2011

the Fence Post: NCTA hosts Tour Saturday event for prospective students and their parents

There isn't a “Barn” quite like the one at the University of Nebraska-Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) in Curtis, Neb.

04/07/2011 Successful Farming Radio Magazine: An interview with Dave Smith about the 100 Beef Cow Advantage Program
03/15/2011

Farms' Good Citizens See page 10

Pets may not make money--but teach them well and keep them well anyway, urge experts.

03/15/2011

NETRADIO: College in Curtis, Nebraska finds new vigor with campus expansion

The college was born in 1965 as a land-grant institution, but it's use as a teaching facility goes... (article plus 6 minute audio commentary)

03/09/2011

Nebraska Farmer: Workshop on Transferring the Family Farm

A free seminar to help families interested in transferring farms, ranches and rural business from one generation to the next is scheduled March 31...

03/07/2011

Press Release: Megan Klassen Named Aggie of the Month for March (pdf 40k)

An Agriculture Production Systems major and first-year student, Klassen finished her first...

02/27/2011

Lincoln Journal Star: Curtis campus wants students to swap combat boots for cowboy boots

The launch point is the University of Nebraska's College of Technical Agriculture and its...

02/25/2011  www.midwestproducer.com/news/regional/ag-students-reach-out-to-service-members-overseas/article_6a98e335-2ade-5ed2-b9f6-43f747eafb6b.html  Ag students reach out to service members overseas, Midwest Producer 
 
02/11/2011

slashfood.com: Veterans Come Home To Farming

"This is an excellent path for veterans," says Weldon Sleight, dean of University of Nebraska's College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA). ...

02/10/2011

Press Release: NCTA Students Reach Out Overseas (pdf 238k)

U.S. military service members from around the world will receive care packages from students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture ...

02/09/2011

Legal Ruralism: Are American veterans a natural fit to be the new American farmers?

As often noted by rural sociologists, depictions of the rural often include allusions to farming.

02/06/2011 Helping Soldiers Trade Their Swords for Plows by By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN
02/05/2011

New York Times: Helping Veterans Trade Their Swords for Plows

Along with Combat Boots to Cowboy Boots, a new program for veterans at the University of Nebraska’s College of Technical Agriculture...

01/03/2011

Saddle Up Nebraska: Nebraska 4-H Profile: Courtney Kral

Horses come into peoples’ lives through many ways and for a variety of reasons. For Courtney Kral of Roseland, Neb....

01/03/2011

the Grant Tribune Sentinel: Students complete rural career class

On Dec. 15, Perkins County students completed their requirements of the Rural Career Development Class.

NCTA in the News from 2010
12/17/2010

High Plains Journal: Wanted: Young farmers and ranchers

There is something that agriculture needs just as much as drought-tolerant corn or auto steering in tractors: It needs young farmers and ranchers.

12/12/2010

the Fence Post: Students Weigh Benefits of Fall and Spring Calving

Not many ranchers have an opportunity to see the benefits and disadvantages of spring versus fall calving...

12/07/2010

Saddle Up Nebraska: Never look a gift horse in the mouth

Never look a gift horse in the mouth By Dr. Cory Reng, DVM., Assistant Professor , Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture This is as good advice now as...

11/30/2010

Saddle Up Nebraska: Nebraska 4-H Profile: Lacey Finney

Lacey Finney, 18, is currently a first year vet tech student at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis...

11/04/2010

the Fence Post: Construction begins on NCTA's expansion in Curtis

Construction began recently on one of the largest building projects in the history of the University of Nebraska's Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture ...

10/29/2010

Saddle Up Nebraska: Nebraska 4-H Profile: Chantell Frisch

Running a horse training facility is one of Chantell Frisch’s many dreams.

10/24/2010

North Platte Telegraph: Smith: NCTA 'the real deal'

Started as an agriculture high school in 1912 and turned university in the 1980s, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis shows students the ...

10/21/2010

Saddle up Nebraska: Many jobs available in animal care.

This year, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture announced a new Equine Health Management Option for students already working in an equine ...

10/19/2010

KNOP-TV: NCTA Expansion

Digging deep and bulldozing is the latest sight at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

10/15/2010

IANR News: Construction Begins on NCTA Expansion

Construction began this week on one of the largest building projects in the history of the University of Nebraska's Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. "This is one of the most innovative projects in NCTA's history," said Weldon ...

10/15/2010

Press Release: NCTA Loses in Four Sets

NCTA lost their game on October 12 to the Club House from North Platte by the scores of 23-25, 14-25, 25-21 and 21-25. The host Aggies could not overcome their errors with six serve errors and ten serve receive errors.

10/08/2010

Press Release: NCTA's Volleyball Wins Two in a Row

NCTA finished their week with two wins one on the road and one at home.

10/7/2010

the Fence Post: NCTA brings entrepreneurship into the classroom

When it comes to preparing young people to enter an ever competitive and uncertain economy, the University of Nebraska-Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) enlists entrepreneurship to give students the skills they need to be innovators and leaders, not just employees, in their chosen field.

10/06/2010

TriState Livestock News: Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture students get hands-on experience with fall, spring calving

Not many ranchers have an opportunity to see the benefits and disadvantages of spring versus fall calving, without investing a significant amount of money. However, under a new program offered at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis...

9/30/2010

Saddle Up Nebraska: Nebraska 4-H Profile: Lacey Schardt

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear someone say “horse show”?

9/28/2010

the Fence Post: NCTA Horse clinic featured personal trainer, Les Vogt

What could three days with a personal trainer do for your horse? Horseman attending the Les Vogt “Cowhorse U” clinic at the University of Nebraska-Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) had the chance to find out.

9/22/2010

York News-Times: Alivia Peters a National Degree recipient

Alivia S. Peters, a member of the McCool Jct. FFA Chapter from McCool Jct. recently received the American FFA Degree.

9/22/2010

North Platte Telegraph: Slimy subject

Forget about dissecting frogs. On Tuesday, students visiting North Platte's West Central Research and Extension Center took the blood and guts thing to another level. I was told these kids like it gory," said Steve Krull, a veterinary technician instructor for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. "I can show them gory."

9/17/2010

the Fence Post: NCTA focuses on the fundamentals for student success

Statistics show that the populations in rural counties of Nebraska are not just decreasing, but also aging. The median age of farmers in the majority of western and central Nebraska counties is 54 years old according to USDA statistics.

9/17/2010

High Plains Journal: Exodus of rural youth puts communities in jeopardy

The precious national resource that is rural America is in peril and Weldon Sleight is trying to do something about it.