The newly inducted members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at the May 3rd ceremony.
Phi Theta Kappa Induction Wednesday, May 24, 2023

by NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – The Alpha Iota Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted thirteen new members at the May ceremony with family and friends in attendance to celebrate their honor.

The academic honorary society recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students. It provides opportunities for growth and development through honors, leadership, and service.

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Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D. and Associate Dean Jennifer McConville, Ed.D. celebrate student success and support their goals.
Spring 2023 Dean's Honors Tuesday, May 16, 2023

May 15, 2023

Spring 2023 Dean’s Honors

By Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

Whenever I brag about the students at NCTA, I really mean what I say. We have some great students on campus who recognize the value of their education in preparing them for the workforce. Many will continue their education at a four-year institution, but the foundation they have laid at NCTA makes them a stronger and more prepared student at the next level.

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NCTA Stock Dog Team members Kira Piefer of Etters, PA and Brooke Jensen of Sanborn, MN competed recently at the Heartstrong Classic in Yuma, Colorado.
Stock Dog Team is One-of-a-Kind Thursday, May 11, 2023

By NCTA News with Leighlynn Obermiller, coach

The Stock Dog Team is one of many team opportunities for students at NCTA. It offers students the chance to train herding dogs. Team members practice with their dogs twice weekly on a variety of hoof stock. Veterinary Technology instructor Leighlynn Obermiller coaches the team. An NCTA alumnus herself, Obermiller got her start with stock dogs while attending school to become a licensed veterinary technician.

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The NCTA Aggies of 2023 commencement on May 4, 2023 at the Curtis Memorial Community Center. (Photo by Staci Blomstedt / NCTA News)
The Stellar Class of 2023 Wednesday, May 10, 2023

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. (May 17, 2023) Friends, family, and supporters filled the Curtis Memorial Community Hall with pride and anticipation as the Class of 2023 entered at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, for the NCTA Spring Commencement.

Students hailed from 13 states, including Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, California, Vermont, Virginia, New Jersey, and Minnesota.

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Celebrate the Class of 2023 at Graduation on May 4th, 2023 at the Curtis Memorial Community Center.
University President Carter to Address Class of 2023 Saturday, April 29, 2023

The Aggie Class of 2023, graduating on May 4 from the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, will gain valuable insight from President William "Ted" Carter Jr. as the keynote commencement speaker.

Dr. Larry Gossen, NCTA dean, invites the public to share this significant milestone in the graduates' lives. "Our Aggie students cherish the community of Curtis as a big part of their NCTA experience. We are honored to hear from President Carter, Regent Kathy Wilmont, and Vice President Mike Boehm."

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NCTA students who competed in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference in Modesto, CA. (L-R) Ben Ochs, Jetmore, KS; Taylor Wilson, Hastings, NE; Emma Harms, Sterling, NE; Heidi Wilkerson, Mauriceville, TX; Dani Layland, Elk River, MN; Jozlyn Anderson, Plainview, NE; Haley Robb, Doniphan, NE; Codi LaBorde, Milliken, CO; Gavin Tremblay, Hoxie, KS; Nolan Buss, Stockton, KS; and Garrett Thielen, Dorrance, KS.
California Dreamin' at NACTA Tuesday, April 25, 2023

By NCTA News

Last year, NCTA hosted the North America Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, bringing students from far and wide to our region. This year, it was our turn to venture far away to Modesto Junior College in California to compete and learn at the NACTA Judging Conference.

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Vet Tech students pose with the reusable toys they invented for parrots.
Vet Tech Adventures Friday, April 21, 2023

April 17, 2023

By Noel Ochoa, Faculty Lecturer

The Spring 2023 semester has been one of action, change, and innovation for many on the NCTA campus. For myself, it started with international adventure as the NCTA Safari Club and I traveled to Costa Rica over Winter Break 2022-2023.

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NCTA Ranch Horse Team members hosted the annual Punchy In Pink Spring Round Up at the Kiplinger Arena in McCook.  From Top (L-R) Cauy Bennett, Elwood, NE; Sarah Jones, Minden, Iowa; Celeste Tanguay, Morgan, Vermont; Jack Berggren, Pleasanton, NE; and Lexi Schaffert, Aurora, NE.
Celebrating Spring Thursday, April 13, 2023

By Dean Larry Gossen, PhD

Spring has sprung! It seems like everyone I talk to is so happy to see the warmer weather arrive and ready to say goodbye to the cold. Let's leave winter behind us. I must admit, I'm still looking for those "April showers" to bring the "May flowers."

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Aggies could be found everywhere at the 95th Nebraska FFA State Convention.
NCTA Appreciates State FFA Wednesday, April 5, 2023

By Dan Stehlik, Faculty Ag Mechanics

Over 7,000 blue jackets flooded Lincoln last week for the 95th Nebraska FFA State Convention. The theme, “It’s Up to Us!” was appropriate as every contributor to Nebraska agriculture was engaged and striving for the excellence needed to build our agricultural workforce. I congratulate all who were honored and achieved their goals and, in many cases, scholarships!

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NCTA Ranch Horse Team ready for departure for the LCCC Ranch Horse Spring Round Up in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Horses Power Success Friday, March 31, 2023

By Dean Larry Gossen PhD

Educating students for careers in agriculture takes on many forms at NCTA, but increasingly they involve horses. Our Animal Science, Equine Industry Management, and Vet Tech degrees can lead to equine careers. Horse-loving students enjoy working on the Ranch Crew, caring for the campus herd, and competing on horse-centric Rodeo and Ranch Horse teams.

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