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Meredith Cable, animal science assistant professor
Animal scientist joins NCTA faculty Friday, August 11, 2017

Aug. 11, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Beef cattle and animal nutrition are among specialties for a new faculty member at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Meredith (Bremer) Cable of rural Bertrand joins NCTA on Monday as an assistant professor of animal science, and starts work with students as classes begin Aug. 21, said Doug Smith, chair of the NCTA Animal Science and Agricultural Education division.

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Barbara Berg, left, receives the 2017 Aggie Alumni Achievement Award from Kim Mortensen. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Aggie Alumni salute award honorees Friday, August 4, 2017

Aug. 4, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News                                                                                        

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The 2017-2019 Aggie Alumni Association officers and board members were named at the annual banquet in Broken Bow. Seated, from left, President-elect Ann Bruntz, Friend; President Dave Mehaffey, Bellwood; Secretary Catherine Potter Hauptman, Curtis; Standing, from left, David Bruntz, Friend; Dan Stehlik, Kim Bowers Mortensen and Jerry Sundquist, all of Curtis, and David May, Bennett. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Aggie Alumni to meet for 2018 reunion Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Aug. 2, 2017

By NCTA News

Curtis, Neb. – Aggie alumni of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will gather June 16, 2018 for their next reunion and annual meeting.

Graduates of the Curtis-based high school and college will meet in Curtis for a day of social activities, campus tours, and an awards banquet, announced NCTA Dean Ron Rosati and Dave Mehaffey, Aggie Alumni Association president.

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Glenn Jackson, DVM, explains the anatomy of a horse at the FEI World Cup equine expo in Omaha in May. Veterinary Technology students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture assist during the expo. (Photo by Jackie Bellamy-Zions, Equine Guelph)
NCTA professor gains post at Cornell Monday, July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

By NCTA News                                                  

CURTIS, Neb. – A career in animal health and comparative medicine education is leading a Nebraska educator and veterinarian to a post at Cornell University.

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Livestock management through hands-on work with the NCTA Heifer Link program is popular.  The beef herd trails to summer pasture. (Crawford/NCTA News Photo)
NCTA nationally ranked for trade skills Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017

Dean’s Report by Ron Rosati, PhD              

Our two-year technical agriculture college at Curtis garnered special attention last month with a national ranking for technical education.

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NCTA Agronomy Professor Brad Ramsdale leads a student tour this spring. (NCTA file photo)
Agronomy Youth Field Day August 9 Monday, July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

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College advisors with the South Platte United Chambers of Commerce provide input to NCTA Dean Ron Rosati. From left, Dena Beck of Minden, Tim Anderson of Holdrege, and Kelly Gewecke of Kearney. (NCTA News Files)
NCTA is a jewel for Nebraska agriculture Friday, July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017

By Tim Anderson, NCTA Advisory Member                                          

Career development in educational programs supporting production agriculture, agribusiness and technical trades is a high priority throughout Nebraska where a statewide college has been recognized for its affordable, high quality programs.

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Students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will register for classes on July 17. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Ag college student registration is July 17 Thursday, July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017

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Joe Kirchner and Melissa Ward received Chandie Castle scholarships in May from Chandie’s father, Randy, and sister, Amanda Castle Bookout who graduated from NCTA. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
NCTA Castle scholarships to sophomores Kirchner and Ward Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – The legacy of an industrious student who died prior to completing her second college degree will live on for two agriculture students next year at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Joe Kirchner of, Blue Hill, Nebraska, and Melissa Ward of Thermopolis, Wyoming, were selected in May to receive the Chandra Castle Memorial Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year at NCTA, said NCTA Dean Ron Rosati.

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Brad Ramsdale, agronomy professor, discusses harvest operations with an agronomy class at the NCTA farm laboratory. Students can now earn an NCTA Agriculture Certificate with online courses. (Craig Chandler / NCTA News Photo)
NCTA 16-hour Ag Certificate approved Friday, June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Curtis, Neb. – A new undergraduate certificate in agriculture has been approved by a state education commission for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The certificate which offers 16 hours of college credits was officially approved June 15 by Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education at its meeting in Lincoln.

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