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NCTA Dean Ron Rosati presents the 2016 Aggie of the Year award to Michelle Connelly, who is a certified veterinary technician with a private practice in Kearney. (Crawford/NCTA Photo)
NCTA to honor Aggies at awards events Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

By NCTA News                                                                                     

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Greg Ibach, Nebraska Director of Agriculture
NCTA Commencement is May 4 in Curtis Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

By NCTA News                                                                                     

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Honorary State FFA Degree recipients include, from left, Darrell Peterson of Ainsworth, Doug and Tina Smith of Curtis, and Michael Teahon of Gothenburg. (Courtesy photo)
Curtis couple honored by Nebraska FFA Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News                                                                                  

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Trevor Ginkens of Harrison ropes with the NCTA Aggies. He placed 9th at the collegiate rodeo in Lincoln. (Craig Chandler Photo)
NCTA Aggies place at UNL Husker rodeo Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

By NCTA News                                                                            

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Andrea Burhardt of Winnetoon is Aggie of the Month for March
Horticulture, agribusiness major is the March Aggie of the Month Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

By NCTA News          

Andrea Burkhardt has left a visible imprint upon the Aggie campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

She was named Aggie of the Month for March by her peers, NCTA staff and faculty.

The Winnetoon, Nebraska, native is a third-year horticulture and agribusiness student who will graduate in May, then pursue her career in floral design.

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Quentin Anderson, first place; Chantelle Schulz, third; Michael Anderson, second; join NCTA Dean Ron Rosati and State Vice President Manuel Acosta, for the FFA Equine Science Placement award ceremony in Lincoln. (FFA Foundation Photo)
NCTA Aggies applaud FFA equine sciences Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017

By NCTA News

Quentin Anderson is headed to college thanks, in part, to his skill with horses.

The Pierce High School senior and FFA chapter treasurer will graduate in May, then head to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

There, he will double major in animal science and agribusiness, and compete with NCTA Aggie Rodeo in calf roping.

Anderson was among Nebraska FFA members who recently earned Equine Science Proficiency Awards at the Nebraska FFA Convention.

The 2017 recipients and FFA chapters were:

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NCTA Ranch Horse team members discuss upcoming competitions with Coach Joanna Hergenreder. (NCTA/Craig Chandler Photo)
NCTA Aggie results for "Punchy in Pink" Show Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

By NCTA News

McCook, Neb. – The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Ranch Horse Team won third place amid six colleges at the April 8-9 “Punchy in Pink” Stock Horse Show in McCook.

The NCTA Aggies hosted the two-day show and coordinated all of the activities including a fun fundraising race for breast cancer, lining up the cattle for the stock handling competitions in working cow horse, and running the show.

NCTA Ranch Horse Team Coach Joanna Hergenreder provided the following results:

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Makayla Forsythe, NCTA Ranch Horse team member and Livestock Teaching Center facilities student manager, works out with, Gill, at the NCTA indoor arena. (NCTA Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication.)
Aggies host popular stock horse show; team earned third of six colleges Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

McCook, Neb. – There’s cow sense and then there’s horse sense. Combine the two with skilled riders and you have a grand show at the arena.

A packed weekend of ranch horse work for students and avid stock handlers drew more than 80 entries and six colleges to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture’s Ranch Horse Team “Punchy in Pink” show in McCook.

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Twenty students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture won Reserve Champion Sweepstakes for two-year colleges at a national contest April 6-8.. (NCTA Photo)
NCTA wins reserve sweepstakes; trifecta for colleges in agriculture Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

By NCTA News

Manhattan, Kansas – The NCTA Aggies set the academic bar high for their peers in agriculture over the weekend.

Twenty students of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture returned to their Curtis campus from Manhattan, Kansas, bringing home the 2017 Reserve Champion Sweepstakes among two-year colleges.

They repeated as national champs in crops judging, and won team honors in precision agriculture and knowledge bowl.

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NCTA Aggie team ropers Tom Percival, header at right, and Trey Baum, heeler, will compete again April 14-15 in Lincoln. (Craig Chandler / University Communication)
Aggie Rodeo places three at Brookings Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

By NCTA News         

Brookings, S.D. – Aggie Rodeo from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture took seven student athletes to the spring season opener and ended with three in the final placings.

The NCTA team competed Friday and Saturday at Brookings where the host team was South Dakota State University.

Aggie Lexus Kelsch of McLaughlin, S.D., and her horse, Tigger, won the long round of the Jackrabbit Stampede, with a time of 13.46 seconds.

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