Aggies received customized training in horsemanship and reining at a campus clinic in 2017. Sherman Tegtmeier, second to right, returns to Curtis Feb. 23-24. (NCTA photo)
Horseback coach draws riders to NCTA arena Monday, February 18, 2019

Feb. 18, 2019                                         

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Students and equine enthusiasts will be back in the saddle next weekend in Curtis as professional horse trainer Sherman Tegtmeier coaches them on reining and horsemanship skills.

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Huntra Christensen rides her horse, Sadie, at the NCTA Aggieland creek and pasture north of campus earlier this winter. (Photo by R. Porter/NCTA)
Top 2018 equine student is NCTA’s Aggie of the Month Saturday, February 16, 2019

Feb. 16, 2019                                                          

By Jocelyn Kennicutt, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Huntra Christensen, a Lincoln Southwest High graduate and current student at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, has been named February’s Aggie of the Month.

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NCTA student Baleigh Miller and Dave move cattle in Denver last month. Working stock dogs will be featured Sunday at Kearney. (Photo credit to XP Ranch Photography)
Cattle dog work on display Sunday Friday, February 15, 2019

By NCTA News

 CURTIS, Neb. – Stock dogs and their owners from southwestern Nebraska will provide a public demonstration of cattle handling savvy on Sunday in Kearney.

The Outback Stock Dog Association and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Stock Dog Team will be in the livestock arena of the Buffalo County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 17.

“The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic is excited to work with Ed Merritt and Kelly Popp of the Outback group and the students at NCTA in Curtis this Sunday,” said Ronette Bush-Heinrich, NCC coordinator.

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Early-day hay harvest at the campus farm in Curtis. The high school opened in 1913 and it became an NU college in 1965. (NCTA Photo Archives)
Salute to Aggies, then and today Friday, February 15, 2019

Feb. 15, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. - This has been “Charter Week” at the University of Nebraska as the flagship campus in Lincoln leads the state’s five NU campuses in celebrating N150, activities observing the founding of a federally-designated land grant institution in Nebraska.

Officially, the charter was signed on Feb. 15, 1869 designating the University of Nebraska with its role in public education and service.

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NCTA Livestock Judging Team students evaluated livestock at two contests over the weekend. Above, they study cattle at the Iowa Beef Expo in Des Moines on Sunday. (Doug Smith / NCTA Photo)
Weekend double hitter for NCTA Aggies Monday, February 11, 2019

Feb. 11, 2019                                                    

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. _ Thirteen Aggie livestock judging team students and their coach cruised nearly 1,000 miles for two collegiate contests in Nebraska and Iowa over the weekend.

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The NCTA Aggie Crops Judging Team took top honors Saturday in a contest among 2-year colleges. The team won first place and individual members ranked in the top seven placings. (From left) 1st place, Kyle Krantz, Alliance; 2nd, Catherine Lundggren, rural Hamilton County (Harvard); 4th, Jacob Vallery, Plattsmouth; and 7th, Chase Callahan, Gothenburg. (Ramsdale / NCTA Photo)
Crops judging Aggies see green Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019                                                 

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – There were no winter blues for the NCTA Aggies of Curtis, Nebraska on Saturday during the season opener for collegiate crops judging teams gathered at Hutchinson Community College, Kansas.

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Emily Hubbell of Lexington is a member of the NCTA Stock Dog Club and boards Kota at the campus dog kennel. (Angela Crouse photo for NCTA News)
Avenues for NCTA Aggies Wednesday, February 6, 2019

 

Feb. 6, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. - The road to college education in Curtis, Nebraska, is a two-way street. Often the travels made by a student to their farm, ranch or home residence involve a pickup truck.

That is because we are a rural campus at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, serving the needs of our NCTA Aggie students who are studying agriculture and veterinary technology programs.

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Livestock Judging Team students in a November, 2018, photo at NCTA Ag Hall are, back row: (L to R) Dean Fleer, assistant coach; Colbey Luebbe, Grant Romshek, Remy Mansour, Will Moeller, Peyton McCord, Rachel Miller, and Nathan Lashley, assistant coach. Front row: (L to R) Dr. Doug Smith, coach; Tiffany Dickau, Emily Riley, Seth Racicky, Camden Wilke, Garrett Lapp, and Maisie Kennicutt. (Tina Smith/NCTA Photo)
Aggies compete at Sioux Empire contest Friday, February 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. _ Livestock judging teams from Curtis kicked off their spring travel schedule with a season opener last week in South Dakota.

The Aggie judges from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture competed at the Sioux Empire Livestock Judging Contest at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

On the route from the NCTA campus to Sioux Falls, the team stopped by Ruth Simmentals at Rising City to evaluate livestock, said Douglas Smith, livestock judging coach.

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Students wire an electrical circuit on a center pivot irrigation system at the NCTA laboratory. (Craig Chandler / NCTA News)
Building for agricultural careers Thursday, January 31, 2019

Jan 31, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

The other day two job announcements crossed my desk from companies in Nebraska’s expanding poultry industry. They were seeking employees with a specific skillset in food production.

Last week, a recruiter with our institution, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, received an inquiry about career placement opportunities for NCTA Aggie students in beef cattle feedlots and ranching enterprises.

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Lucas Kolterman of Pierce has been named the NCTA Aggie of the Month for January. (Photo by J. Kennicutt / NCTA News)
Hard-working Pierce native is Aggie of the Month Monday, January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019                                                             

By Jocelyn Kennicutt, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Lucas Kolterman of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture has been named January’s Aggie of the Month.

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