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Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson of Axtell, left, joined NCTA Collegiate Chapter President Ross Steward and NCTA Dean Ron Rosati at the annual Farm Bureau convention in December. Nelson will speak in Curtis on Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at the NCTA Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center auditorium. The public is invited to attend. (NCTA photo)
NCTA hosts Farm Bureau president March 29th Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Curtis, Neb. – Agricultural producers and area residents can come to college to hear about legislation and Nebraska agriculture issues on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Curtis.

 

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NCTA Livestock Judging Team, from left, Emily Whipple, assistant coach, Heath Buchanan, Douglas; Wade Vallery, Plattsmouth; Bailey Hinrichs, Ayr; Emilye Vales, DeWitt; Calvin DeVries, Fairfield; Eric Shoop, Dalmatia, Penns.; and Raymond Fleer, Pierce. (NCTA/D. Smith photo)
NCTA Livestock Team competes at Houston Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Curtis, Neb. – The Aggie Livestock Judging Team of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis has returned from its final contest of the year, placing 16th overall in collegiate teams at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas.
“The judging team had a successful trip to Houston,” noted Coach Doug Smith, NCTA assistant professor of animal science.  Team members from freshman and sophomore classes have participated in the 2016 season.  They were assisted by Emily Whipple of Cambridge.

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Adrienne Strode of Lincoln, Neb. (left) and Shane Hoer of Blair, Neb. (right)
Strode, Hoer named NCTA Aggies of the Month Sunday, March 13, 2016

Curtis, Neb. – Two students from eastern Nebraska garnered honors at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis during February as “Aggies of the Month.”
Adrienne Strode of Lincoln and Shane Hoer of Blair were recognized by faculty and staff for their contributions to academic and student life at the agricultural college, said NCTA Dean Ron Rosati.
“Adrienne and Shane exemplify the character and dedication of our students here at NCTA,” Rosati noted.

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NCTA representatives attending the 2016 College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis were, (from left),  Alyssa Novak, Aurora;  Nate Montanez, Grand Island;  Jeremy Sievers, NCTA instructor; Trevor Schipporeit, Merna; and Maggie Brunmeier, Bayard. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA Students Learn Value of Ag Cooperatives Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Curtis, Neb. - The impact agricultural cooperatives have on rural economic development was highlighted for young agriculturalists recently at the College Conference on Cooperatives at Minneapolis.

     Four students represented the University of Nebraska – Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis.

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Low-stress cattle handling using a stock dog by Juan Reyes of Wheatland, Wyoming NCTA, Curtis, offers a free public workshop March 30 at 6:30 p.m. on campus.
Low-Stress Cattle Handling Clinic at NCTA Friday, March 4, 2016

Curtis, Neb. – Dogs and beef cattle can work well together in pens or on open range, particularly when the handler emphasizes low-stress techniques in sorting or herding the cattle.
A workshop to educate cattle producers and stock dog owners about Low-Stress Cattle Handing will be Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the indoor arena of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

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Tina Smith, NCTA Recruiter Coordinator
NCTA hosts "Discovery Day" March 7 Thursday, March 3, 2016

Curtis, Neb. – One of the most important steps a college-bound student can take each winter or spring is to visit college campuses.

The Nebraska College of Technical College in Curtis will host “Discovery Day” on Monday, March 7 as an opportunity for high school students and their families to tour and learn about academic programs, said Tina Smith, NCTA admissions and recruiting coordinator.

“We are excited to host over 100 guests at our upcoming Discovery Day and invite students to preregister by Thursday afternoon to ensure a spot,” Smith said.

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Laura Stage an international exchange student from Germany
NCTA, Rotary host a German Student’s View Thursday, February 25, 2016

Laura Stage of Curtis is an international exchange student from Germany who is spending her year with a Curtis family.

While attending Medicine Valley High School as part of an international exchange through ASSE, Miss Stage is hosted this school year by Glenn and Sara Jackson. Dr. Jackson is on the veterinary technology faculty at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Laura will present a public forum entitled, “A Look into the Life of a German Student,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 at NCTA’s Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center.

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NCTA rodeo hosts PRCA steer wrestler Monday, February 22, 2016

Curtis, Neb. – The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Rodeo Team will host two-time world champion steer wrestler Dean Gorsuch of Gering, Neb., for a Bulldogging Clinic March 4-6 in Curtis.
NCTA Aggie Rodeo Coach Bridger Chytka said Gorsuch will demonstrate basics for rodeo athletes from chute preparation and horseback technique to wrestling style in the rodeo sport also known as bulldogging.
Gorsuch won World Champion Bulldogging titles in 2006 and 2010. He continues to compete in Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association events around the U.S. and in Canada.

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NCTA Ranch Horse team winners from Curtis, Nebraska, with 2015 Colorado-Wyoming-Nebraska Stock Horse Association year-end awards presented last weekend are, from left Drake Johnson, Thurston; Hanna Christenson, Ord; Makala Forsythe, Garland,and Patrick Zochol, NCTA alumnus of Bennington. (J. Hergender/NCTA photo)
NCTA Ranch Horse 2015 success Friday, February 19, 2016

Curtis, Neb. – Four Aggie ranch horse athletes rode to victories during their 2015 collegiate season with the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.
The NCTA foursome was joined by coach and animal science assistant professor Joanna Hergenreder for the 2015 Awards Banquet of the CoWN Stock Horse Association.  The group represents ranch horse students and competitors from Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.

NCTA students earning awards were:

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Second year team members include: Ross Steward of Littleton, Colo., Dalton Johnson of Gering, Nolan Breece of Holdrege, and Aaron Jensen of Goehner.
NCTA Crops Team top 2-year schools Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Curtis, Neb. – Agronomy students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture proved they are outstanding in their field.A foursome of NCTA sophomores won a Crops Judging Contest on Saturday hosted by Iowa State University, topping the field of teams from 2-year colleges.
Team members are: Ross Steward of Littleton, Colo., Dalton Johnson of Gering, Nolan Breece of Holdrege, and Aaron Jensen of Goehner.

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