Research technologist for range management, Jessica Milby, enjoys working outdoors but also teaching students about range management at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Sophie Nutter photo)
NCTA salute to 4-H programs Thursday, October 10, 2019

Oct. 9, 2019                                                           

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

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The NCTA Aggies Shotgun Sports Team recently hosted the Prairie Circuit Conference meet near North Platte. Standing, from left, are Tucker Hodsden, Lyman; David Jelkin, Hastings; Trevor Kuhn, Omaha. Seated Coach Alan Taylor, Kaylee Rasmussen, Burwell; Colby Mitchell, Burwell; and Scott Taylor, Curtis. (NCTA photo)
Aggie team breaks clays at Brainard Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Oct. 8, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Aggie athletes with the Shotgun Sports Team at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are headed to their fourth match of the season this Saturday and Sunday.

They will compete at the Heartland Shooting Park in Grand Island as Hastings College hosts the contest.

Last weekend the NCTA traveled to Brainard. Concordia College hosted its contest at Oak Creek Sporting Clays.

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Students tour the NCTA campus. Discovery Day is Monday in Curtis. (NCTA file photo
Discovery Day at NCTA is Monday Monday, October 7, 2019

October 7, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A year ago Jacob Jenkins knew he was going to study agriculture in college.  He just didn’t know exactly where.

Thinking he would attend the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, a friend suggested Jenkins check out an ag college in Curtis, nearly 185 miles closer to his farm home near Mitchell, Nebraska.

Now, as a freshman diversified ag major at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Jenkins is glad he took his friend’s advice and attended that NCTA Discovery Day last October.

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Professor Eric Reed discusses with Nancy Gillis a display of Native American images and examples of cultural stereotypes Gillis uses in her Humanities Nebraska public program at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture on October 2nd. (Photo by Sophie Nutter/NCTA News)
Cultural awareness can change perspectives Monday, October 7, 2019

Oct. 6, 2019

By Nicole Wright, NCTA News student writer

CURTIS, Neb. – A recent cultural arts program in diversity was an eye opener for college students.

Nancy Gillis of Walthill presented “Native American Stereotyping in Popular Culture,” a program sponsored by Humanities Nebraska at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The presentation outlined the popular, and often unnoticed, stereotypes about Native Americans and their culture, said Professor Eric Reed, general education division chair.

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Shelton native Nathan Burnett, left, is a leading saddle bronc rider for the NCTA Aggies. Coach J.R. Dack is at right.
NCTA’s Burnett wins at Iowa rodeo Monday, September 30, 2019

Sept. 30, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - Nathan Burnett of Shelton, Nebraska, won his first collegiate event title aboard two saddle broncs Friday and Saturday in an Iowa rodeo.

The freshman at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture captured the saddle bronc riding title during the two-day rodeo in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

"It’s awesome to be able to win a rodeo at the college level,” said Burnett who is studying livestock industry management at NCTA in Curtis.

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NCTA ag education major Audrey Heinz of Eaton, Colorado, visits with NCTA alumnus Conrad Nelson, who farms near Wallace about student programs. (M.Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Meet the Aggies, our programs and people Monday, September 30, 2019

Sept. 30, 2019 

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Nebraska’s two-year collegiate opportunities in the University of Nebraska system are known throughout this great state!

Student ambassadors, staff and faculty recruiters, and our Dean’s Office team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture have had outstanding opportunities this month.

We are enjoying meeting new friends as we share the story of the “gem of southwest Nebraska” to many audiences around the state.

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A whiskey bottle of a Native American is among images shared from the collection of Nancy Gillis. Her Humanities Nebraska program on Wednesday is at 6:30 p.m. in the NCTA Education Center. (Photo courtesy of N. Gillis).
Humanities speaker to discuss Cultural Stereotyping Monday, September 30, 2019

Sept. 30, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Nancy Gillis has spent her life in studying and teaching cultural awareness and history.

On Wednesday, a public presentation about how society develops stereotypes and has historically portrayed Native Americans, is the topic for a 6:30 p.m. program hosted at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Professor Eric Reed invited the public to join NCTA students for “Native American Stereotyping in Popular Culture,” a program by Gillis which is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska and NCTA’s Diversity Committee.

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NCTA student Cari Howell of Lewiston, Nebraska visits with Doug Poland of Sargent at Husker Harvest Days. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Small Campus. Big IMPACT. Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sept. 19, 2019

By NCTA News

WOOD RIVER, Neb. – Cari Howell of Lewiston, Nebraska, is studying to become an agriculture teacher.

Last week she joined students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in greeting attendees at the annual Husker Harvest Days exhibits.

NCTA participated in outreach with partners from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR), and Nebraska Extension during the three-day show.

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NCTA Aggie Rodeo Team, left to right: Ryan Smith, Ragan; Nathan Burnett, Shelton; Coach JR Dack, Curtis; Wyatt Colman, O’Neill; Bryce Tobiassen, Hildreth; and Caprice Christianson, Greenbush, Minnesota. (NCTA Photo)
Aggie cowboys place twice Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sept. 18, 2019 

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – The Aggies of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are traveling again for an out-of-state rodeo at the end of September.

NCTA Aggie Rodeo goes to Fort Dodge, Iowa on Sept. 27-28 when Iowa Central Community College hosts athletes from the Great Plains Region.

They are idle this weekend after a double header in North Platte on Sept. 12-14. Also, one cowboy took in the season opener at River Falls, Wisconsin.

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Amanda Schmidt, NCTA Ag Ed major with a welding emphasis, guides classmate Clancey Smith, ag mechanics major, on operation of a virtual welding simulator at Husker Harvest Days. The two were volunteers at a traveling trailer sponsored by the American Welding Society to encourage careers in welding trades. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Honoring our heritage Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sept. 19, 2019                                                        

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

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