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Agricultural Mechanics instructor Dan Stehlik (at right) demonstrates electrical wiring components at NCTA Discovery Day. (Annie Bassett / NCTA photo)
NCTA Discovery Day is April 12 Friday, April 9, 2021

By NCTA News

Prospective college students can attend “Discovery Day” on Monday (April 12) at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

Individuals of any age, including some changing careers or colleges, are welcome, says Gaylene Stinman, admissions recruiter.

“Our NCTA Discovery Day is a great mix of individuals who have already graduated from high school, are getting ready for Spring commencement, and will graduate in another year or two,” Stinman said.

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Gaby Campisi checks a dog’s ear while Kaylee Springer assists.  NCTA Vet Techs sponsor a Pet Spa Day Saturday from 9 -3. (Crawford / NCTA News)
Pet Spa Day is Saturday Thursday, April 8, 2021

By NCTA News

Get your dog in dandy shape this spring at the NCTA Pet Spa Day on Saturday (April 10).

Veterinary Technicians will bath dogs, trim toenails and clean ears at the NCTA Vet Tech Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Grooming occurs at the Veterinary Teaching Clinic of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

“People from the Curtis community or area can bring in their dogs to get them bathed, plus nails trimmed, and their ears cleaned” said Hannah Murray, a freshman from North Bend.

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Aggieland pasture at the NCTA Farm is where students share in spring calving duties. (Photo by Emily Grote / NCTA News)
Spring with the Aggies Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

By NCTA Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

Campus is alive with the freshness of Spring!

Signs of seasonal activities are everywhere for Aggies at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Here are a few observations this first week of April:

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Aggie Crops Judging students who competed in a March contest at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are, from left, Ahren Marburger of Malvern, Iowa; Connor Nolan, Lynch; Jacob Jenkins, Mitchell; Koltyn Forbes, Wood River; Lilly Calkins, Palmyra; and Allison Wilkens, Gibbon. The Aggie team won first place among 2-year schools. (Brad Ramsdale / NCTA Photo)
NCTA hosts, wins agronomy contest Monday, April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. –  The “home team” at the first in-person, regional collegiate crops judging contest of 2021 won the 2-year college division at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The NCTA Aggie team topped 2-year schools, while Iowa State University team won the 4-year division.

Nine universities and colleges from Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin traveled to Curtis for the daylong contest organized by Brad Ramsdale, NCTA agronomy professor and crops judging team coach.

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Aggie Alumni Association UNSTA Class of ’71 graduates Ann Ramm Bruntz and David Bruntz, of Friend, and NCTA Dean Larry Gossen announce Aggie Alumni Day is Saturday, June 26.  (Josi Arnold / NCTA Photo)
Aggie Alumni Day is June 26 Tuesday, March 30, 2021

NCTA Dean's Message

By Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

This summer, Aggie graduates and friends will convene Saturday, June 26 for a unique gathering of classmates and friends at the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The “double” reunion of the Aggie Alumni Association features a 50-year recognition for the Classes of 1970 and 1971. 

After postponement of 2020 events due to the COVID pandemic, Aggie Alumni decided to highlight honor classes in 5-year increments, beginning in ’70 and ‘71.

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Crops judging students identify plants and agronomic specimens at an NCTA contest in early March. (Ramsdale / NCTA photo)
Putting ag skills to work Wednesday, March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

By NCTA Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

Celebrate National Agriculture Week!

We are fully engaged in ag production at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Word from the calving pasture is we have three head left to calve. Bravo to the NCTA Beef Production Class ho have been on around-the-clock calving watch since February.

It’s quite busy at campus as students returned from Spring Break on Monday.  We are awaiting results of the ag mechanics department tests of advanced welding students for certification by the American Welding Society.

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Women in Ag from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will host a Meet & Greet and panel discussion on Tuesday. Jo Bek, center, is one of the panelists. Sophie Nutter, far left, is the club president and invites any women from the area to attend. (NCTA file photo)
Agriculture “Meet & Greet” is Tuesday Tuesday, March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021

By NCTA News

Students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture want to meet women in agriculture who will share their stories – good, bad, or maybe even ugly - in a “Meet & Greet” Tuesday evening (March 30) at the college in Curtis.

The NCTA Women in Ag student club is hosting an informal social time at 6:30 p.m. at the NCTA Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center, with a panel of agriculturalists present and also interactive in a virtual format at 7:30 p.m.  There is no charge to attend or link virtually.

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Feeding horses at the NCTA campus in February 2020. Many winter classes and public events are at the indoor arena of the Livestock Teaching Center shown in the background. (Crawford / NCTA News photo)
Ag is #1 at NCTA Friday, March 19, 2021

By NCTA Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

Spring storms brought much-needed nourishment last weekend with over 3 inches of rain at campus.

The moisture gives all of us in southwest Nebraska, which is in a severe drought, reason to celebrate National Agriculture Week on March 21-27.

When our Aggie students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture return Monday from spring break, they’ll resume the final six weeks of classes.

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Aggie clubs and teams at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are represented on the NCTA Student Senate, gathered here on the steps of the historic Agriculture Hall. (Annie Bassett / NCTA Photo)
A voice for Aggies Thursday, March 11, 2021

By NCTA Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

James Lee appreciates the leadership skills he gained as an FFA member at Sutherland High School.

Now, in his second semester as a college freshman in Curtis at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, the agribusiness major and former Sutherland Sailor is leading the Aggie student body.

He was elected vice president of NCTA Student Senate last fall when he attended the Senate’s organizational meeting, as a first-year representative of the NCTA Business Club.

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Rulon Taylor, recruiter with the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, visits with youth at the 2021 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic in February. (A. Taylor / NCTA photo)
Spring outreach from the Aggies Wednesday, March 3, 2021

NCTA Dean’s Message by Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

It is almost spring and college outreach is in full swing. High school students are making college visits and filling out financial aid and scholarship applications.

Here at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture our recruiters and the enrollment and admissions staff have been busy all winter. The pace is steady and very productive.

Our team has enjoyed hundreds of conversations with high school students, often with parents and school counselors and teachers.

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