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NCTA Aggie Shooting Sports team won third place overall team on Saturday in a match at Salina, Kansas. From left, are Jon Hertz, Allen Matejka, Stetson Youel, Shawn Barger, and Rilee VanDonge. (Taylor/NCTA Photo)
Aggie Shooting Team led by Shawn Barger and Rilee VanDonge Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017

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Nine NCTA students completed academic programs mid-year in December, 2016.  They are encouraged to return for commencement on May 4, 2017. (NCTA photo)
NCTA 2017 mid-year graduates Friday, March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017

By NCTA News Service

Curtis, Neb. – Nine students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis completed their academic programs in December and have been working in agricultural and veterinary technology careers over the winter.

Eight received an associate of applied science (AAS) degree and one was awarded a certificate, said Vicky Luke of NCTA registration and records.

The students are invited to return to the NCTA campus for graduation activities on May 3- 4, 2017, including commencement at 1:30 p.m. on May 4, Luke said.

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NCTA barrel racing will be at Mill Park in Curtis. (Craig Chandler photo)
Aggie rodeo barrel race is Thursday Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

For NCTA News by Cassie Bratton

Curtis, Neb. - The rodeo team at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will be hosting a second barrel race in its Jackpot Series on Thursday (March 16) at Mill Park in Curtis.

Prizes are given to top places, with proceeds directed to the Aggie spring rodeo season.

The series includes categories for Peewees (younger athletes) and Open (for all ages). Riders may warm up horses during the open arena at 4:30 p.m., with exhibitions at 5:30 and the run at 6:30 starting with Peewee riders.

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The NCTA Aggie Shooting Sports Team practices east of Curtis twice weekly during the academic year. (Craig Chandler / University Communication)
Johnson and Rooney are leaders with the NCTA Aggie Shooting Team Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

By NCTA News

Lincoln, Neb. – The “Ice Out” Shooting Sports Competition in Lincoln Saturday proved challenging for collegiate sports enthusiasts.

Aggie Shooting Sports Team members from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture of Curtis faced rigorous competitors and some frigid conditions at the sport which drew students from throughout the Midwest.

Host Midland University of Fremont won the contest, and entered 25 of the 127 individual competitors. Students were from 14 colleges and six states.

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Top 2-Year Crops Team at NCTA’s contest March 11 was the NCTA team of (from left) Brent Thomas, Alliance; Maggie Brunmeier, Bayard, 2nd place; John Paul Kain, McCook, 1st place; and Vincent Jones, Kirwin, Kansas, 3rd place. (Ramsdale/NCTA)
Ten colleges compete at NCTA Crops Contest; NCTA Aggies win division Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

By NCTA News Service                                                                                       

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Kris Seberger, Lexington, was selected NCTA's Aggie of the Month in February. (Eric Reed/NCTA Photo)
Lexington student is Aggie of the Month Friday, March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

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NCTA students attending the 2017 College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis were (from left), Kayla Reynolds, Litchfield;  Alyssa Novak, Eldorado; Dalton Johnson, Gering; Shane Hoer, Blair, and Jeremy Sievers, NCTA associate professor. They visited Thrivent Financial in tours of membership cooperatives. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA Aggies to Cooperatives Conference Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

By NCTA News

Minneapolis, Minn. – Four agribusiness students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., recently attended the College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis.

Shane Hoer of Blair, Dalton Johnson of Gering, Kayla Reynolds of Litchfield, and Alyssa Novak of Eldorado, joined 19 other Nebraskans traveling to the annual conference, said Jeremy Sievers of NCTA’s Agribusiness Management Systems.

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A movie, The Dog Lover, to be shown March 8 at the NCTA Education Center is open to the public. (PTH Photo Credit)
Protect the Harvest movie "The Dog Lover" is March 8 Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Feb. 28, 2017

By NCTA News

Curtis, Neb. – Dogs, horses, crops, livestock and American agriculture will be in the spotlight in a program offered by an agricultural advocacy group, Protect The Harvest, on March 8 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

The public is invited to join NCTA students at 6 p.m.  for the program, pizza and a movie, “The Dog Lover.”

The program by Shawn Burtenshaw, Protect The Harvest speaker, is sponsored by NCTA Student Senate and NCTA Diversity Committee.

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The NCTA Livestock Judging Team competed at the 2017 Nebraska Cattleman’s Classic in Kearney. (Photo by Legacy Livestock Imaging)
NCTA Aggies compete at Cattleman’s Classic Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017

By NCTA News

Kearney, Neb. – Harsh winter winds and hazardous driving conditions did not hamper enthusiasm for livestock judging teams and individual competitors at the Nebraska Cattleman’s Classic in Kearney last week.

Freshman and sophomore students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis fared well in the rigorous contest, said Dr. Doug Smith, team coach and chairman of the NCTA Animal Science and Agricultural Education Division.

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NCTA students greet visitors to campus during tours and Discovery Days. (Chandler / University Communication)
NCTA hosts Discovery Day on March 6 Monday, February 27, 2017

Feb. 27, 2017

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