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  Andrea Burkhardt on internship in 2015 at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, Kentucky. (Courtesy photo)
Living the green dream at NCTA Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News Service

Curtis, Neb. – Andrea Burkhardt has lived her life amid seeds, soil and plants.

And, no, she is not a farmer or a rancher.

From her home in the far northeastern part of the state to her college campus in southwestern Nebraska, Burkhardt has had one goal – to establish a career in floral design.

The native of Winnetoon, Neb., is completing her third year at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis where she studies horticulture and business management systems.

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NCTA hosts a stock dog trial April 1-2 on campus.
NCTA, Outback Stock Dog trial is April 1-2 Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 27, 2017

By NCTA News

Curtis, Neb. – Skills of man and canine will be on trial this weekend in Curtis.

Efficient and low-stress livestock handling will be April 1-2 in a dog trial hosted by the Outback Stock Dog Association and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Stock Dog Club.

Events will be in the NCTA Livestock Teaching Center indoor arena beginning with a handlers’ meeting at 8:30 a.m. and contest at 9 a.m. daily.

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NCTA-Curtis students recently competed at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition in Provo, Utah. The trio of Heath Buchanan, Andrea Burkhardt and Alyssa Novak placed 16th of 57 teams in landscape installation. (NCTA Photo)
NCTA Aggies dig landscape challenge in Utah Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Curtis, Neb. – The mountainous beauty at Provo, Utah, inspired an agricultural trio from Nebraska in a unique test of their collegiate training.

Three students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis ranked 16th of 57 college teams which competed in the 2017 National Landscape Collegiate Plant Installation.

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NCTA Ranch Horse Team member Rio McGinley won collegiate reining at a collegiate show in Cheyenne. (Courtesy Photo)
Aggie Ranch Horse Team is Reserve Champ, McGinley wins All-Around at Cheyenne Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Cheyenne, Wyo.  – Ranch Horse students riding for their college team from Curtis, Nebraska ranked well in their second major show of 2017 claiming the Reserve Champion Collegiate Team title.

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture sent 11 riders to the show ring at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, competing in collegiate or open division events, said Aggie Coach Joanna Hergenreder.

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The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture partyicipated in the 2017 Women in Ag conference in Kearney. NCTA attendees were, from left, Alyssa Nowicki, Jordan Bayliss, Courtney Allen, Alyssa Novak, Professor Jo Bek, Jayde Hessler, Rachel Dather and Maggie Brunmeier. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA Women in Ag celebrate leadership Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017

By NCTA News

Curtis, Neb. – Leadership and educational opportunities for women in agricultural careers is at the forefront for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The NCTA Women In Ag organization is a popular club on the campus of the agricultural college for its community service and educational programs.

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NCTA observes National Agriculture Week March 20-25, 2017. Agribusiness students are Dalton Johnson, Lexus Kelsch, Drake Johnson and Alyssa Novak.  (Craig Chandler / University Communication)
Celebrating National Ag Week Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017

A message from Dr. Ron Rosati, NCTA Dean

Greetings from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, home of the NCTA Aggies and future leaders in American agriculture.

This week is National Agriculture Week and Nebraskans join the nation’s consumers in recognizing the 2017 theme, “Agriculture:  Food for Life.”

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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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