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Brianna Young accepts her scholarship from NCTA Professor Ricky Sue Barnes, DVM. (Hauptman/NCTA News photo)
Aggie med center intern steps into career Friday, June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News                                                                                 

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R.P. Smith, Custer County rancher and cowboy poet, is an UNSTA alumnus. (Photo courtesy of RP Smith)
Aggie Alumni Banquet June 24 in Broken Bow features alumnus, cowboy poet Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 15, 2017

By NCTA News Service                                                       

Broken Bow, Neb. – Rancher, cowboy poet and Curtis Aggie alumnus R.P. Smith of Custer County will entertain classmates and college friends when Aggie alumni gather June 24 in Broken Bow.

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Ricky Sue Barnes, DVM, professor in the NCTA Veterinary Technology division, assists a student with surgery reports. (Crawford/NCTA News Photo)
Dean's Report: Summer students, Aggie resources Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017

Dean's Column by Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

Campus instructors greeted our summer session students on Monday as eight-week courses in veterinary technology, general education and agricultural sciences resumed here at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Many of the students on campus this time of year are veterinary technology students who take specialized courses during the summer session. Some are completing requirements to graduate in December while others plan to graduate in May, 2018 following more campus classes and a required 8-week internship.

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Associate Dean Jennifer McConville discusses summer classes which begin June 12.  (Craig Chandler/ NCTA Photo)
Register for summer classes which begin June 12 Thursday, June 1, 2017

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The 2017 NCTA Standard of Excellence Livestock Judging Camp drew 80 participants, shown at Ag Hall. (T. Smith/NCTA Photo)
NCTA hosts camp for young animal scientists Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - Swine, cattle, sheep, poultry, horses, grasslands and livestock judging had top billing for youth recently at a judging and animal science camp in Curtis.

Nearly 160 youth and adults attended the 12th annual Youth Animal Science Field Day on Thursday at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, said Frontier County Extension Educator Kathy Burr.

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Lexus Kelsch, Aggie barrel racer
NCTA barrel racer is 2nd in nation Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Barrel racer Lexus Kelsch won the Great Plains Region’s title for the 2016-2017 season, and the Nebraska of College of Technical graduate is second in national collegiate standings.

Kelsch, of McLaughlin, S.D., is an NCTA Aggie athlete with the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and is headed to the College National Finals Rodeo June 11-17 at Casper, Wyoming.

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Honor students and academic award recipients at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are recognized by University of Nebraska Vice President Mike Boehm at the 2017 Awards Night. (NCTA News Photo)
NCTA names 2017 dean’s awards Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

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Professor Ricky Sue Barnes, DVM, teaches anatomy and physiology for veterinary technology students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Craig Chandler / University Communication)
NCTA leads in “vet tech” programs Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News                                                        

One of the nation’s oldest college programs for educating technicians in animal health care has been reaccredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Colts train to hold a long stand from a class in 2016. See the attached PDF for a photo of the Class of 2017. (Crawford/NCTA Photo)
NCTA: Where colts go to college Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News                                                              

One of the unique equine courses offered through the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis is for beginners.

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NCTA award recipients, from left, Community Service honorees Warren and Jo Bek, Dean Ron Rosati, Excellence in Service to Becky Currie, and Excellence in Teaching to Barb Berg. (Hauptman/NCTA Photo)
NCTA presents year-end staff, faculty awards Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News                                                                        

Work done behind the scenes is usually meant to be invisible but it certainly is noticed.

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