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NCTA hosts history program March 1 Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

By NCTA News

Nebraska history and its 150th birthday will be observed Wednesday at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

The public is invited to join elementary school children and college students for the March 1 program which begins at 1 p.m., said Ron Rosati, NCTA Dean.

“We invite the community and students to celebrate Nebraska’s heritage on Statehood Day through music and story,” Rosati said. The program is hosted with Medicine Valley Elementary School.

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FFA students compete in a District FFA livestock management contest at NCTA. (Crawford/NCTA photo)
Celebrating traditions of NCTA and FFA Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017

Dean’s Column by Ron Rosati, PhD

George Washington was a politician, farmer, arborist and agricultural leader who led our nation as the first president.

He also was an inspiration for the founders of the FFA who in 1947 established a national week of observance for the Future Farmers of America.  National FFA Week is to be observed annually at the time of President Washington’s birth date.

In 2017, from Feb. 18-25, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture joins in the salute to the National FFA Organization and FFA Week.

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Dan Widick, biology instructor, in the NCTA chemistry lab. (Crawford/NCTA photo)
NCTA to host Science and Engineering Fair Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

By NCTA News

Curtis, Neb. – Science and engineering students of middle and high school ages from central Nebraska will converge Feb. 27 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The 2017 Central Nebraska Science and Engineering Fair will attract about 65 students from area schools, said Dan Widick, NCTA science and biology instructor.      

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Seven NCTA faculty were recently recognized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Parent Association for outstanding work at Curtis with NCTA students. Seated (from left) is Judy Bowmaster-Cole, Ricky Sue Barnes Wach, DVM, and Terri Jo Bek.  Standing (from left) is Dan Stehlik, Tee Bush, Dean Rosati, Alan Taylor, and Glenn Jackson, DVM. (Hauptman/NCTA photo)
Parents salute seven NCTA faculty Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

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NCTA was among 22 teams from 10 colleges in the 2-year division at the Iowa Beef Expo. (Hinrichs/NCTA photo)
NCTA Livestock Team competes in Iowa Expo Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017

By NCTA News Service                                                                             

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The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture 2017 Crops Team (left to right) Brent Thomas, Alliance;  Lee Jespersen, Hemingford; Nate Montanez, Grand Island; Kyle Krantz, Alliance, 4th place; Vincent Jones, Kirwin, Kan., 2nd place; John Paul Kain, McCook, 1st place; Maggie Brunmeier, Bayard, 3rd place; Will Kusant, Comstock; and Dalon Koubek, North Platte. (Ramsdale/NCTA photo)
NCTA Crops Team sweeps Iowa contest Monday, February 13, 2017

February 12, 2017

By NCTA News Service

Ames, Iowa – Agronomy students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture captured team and the top four individual rankings in collegiate crops judging this weekend.

A foursome of NCTA sophomores won the Iowa State University Crops Judging Contest on Saturday, topping four other schools from 2-year colleges. The Aggies are repeat champions, also taking first place team in 2016.

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NCTA Vet Tech students receive training from Maria Nellessen, CVT, with Midmark Animal Health, on how to operate dental radiology equipment for small animals. From left, are students Emily Lamgo of Denver, Hanna Christenson of Ord, and Rebecca Wentz of Clayton, Kansas. (Hauptman/NCTA Photo)
NCTA Vet Techs get the picture Saturday, February 11, 2017

February 11, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Curtis, Neb. – Place the patient on the exam table, hold it very still, adjust the camera just so, and click. The cat’s entire periodontal image is on film.

Veterinary technology students at the Nebraska College of Technical are using state-of-the-art technology for making dental radiographs, or x-rays, thanks to donors and grants that helped purchase a digital mobile imaging system.

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Border collies are popular dogs used in livestock handling. (Courtesy photo)
Outback-NCTA stock dog trial Feb. 11-12 Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 February 7, 2017

By NCTA News                                                                                   

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Dairy production courses begin Fall, 2017 at NCTA.  (Photo courtesy of SDSU)
NCTA presents college dairy program Feb. 21 Tuesday, February 7, 2017

February 7, 2017

By NCTA News Service           

COLUMBUS, Neb. – A new college program aimed at dairy production in Nebraska will be outlined Feb. 21 at the Nebraska State Dairy Association convention in Columbus.

The dairy production curriculum which is slated to be offered starting this fall at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis will be summarized for dairy producers and industry leaders during the NSDA conference.

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Cortney Cowley, agricultural economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha Branch. (Courtesy photo)
Ag economist to keynote Feb. 15 public forum Monday, January 30, 2017

January 30. 2017

By NCTA News Service

Curtis, Neb. – An agricultural economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will deliver the keynote address at an Ag Business Economic Symposium in Curtis on February 15.

Cortney Cowley, who is based at the Federal Reserve’s offices in Omaha, Neb., is the luncheon speaker at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture’s forum. Four regional businesses are also program presenters.

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