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NCTA team ropers practice at Mill Park Arena in Curtis. (Craig Chandler / NCTA Photo)
UNL Rodeo hosts Aggies April 20-21 Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018      

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Rodeo Week features collegiate rodeo action this weekend in Lincoln.

The Aggie Rodeo Team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis has 10 athletes heading to the Friday and Saturday contest at the Lancaster Event Center.

Coach Taylor Rossenbach, an NCTA rodeo alumnus, active team roper, and businessman in Curtis, said the Aggie students are ready for competitive action.

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Kallie Hilker is the NCTA Aggie of the Month
Vet Tech is Aggie of the Month Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

By NCTA News

Kallie Hilker has been named the Aggie of the Month for March 2018 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

The native of Cambridge, Nebraska, is studying veterinary technology and is currently completing her veterinary technician internship requirement with Hilltop Veterinary Clinic in Kearney.

She will graduate on May 3 from NCTA, work at the clinic in Kearney this summer, and then plans to return to campus in August to add a degree in agribusiness management.

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Rwandan scholars work at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff in 2017. PREC Director Jack Whittier is at right. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA offers global ag program Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

NCTA Dean’s Column by Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

In May we kick off an exciting opportunity for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and our campus community in Curtis. We will be hosting 50 young men and women from Rwanda for three weeks of intensive agricultural training.

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Professors Jo Bek and Doug Smith recognized top animal science students at Steak N Shake 2017. (Mary Crawford/NCTA Photo)
Animal Science honors students Monday, April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Students in Animal Science and Agriculture Education at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are hosting a year-end dinner and awards night on April 26.

Friends and families of four “traveling” teams of Aggie Rodeo, Aggie Shotgun Sports, NCTA Livestock Judging and the NCTA Ranch Horse Team will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Curtis Community Center.

Students are from animal science, equine management, agricultural education and academic enrichment teams.

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Haley Farr, left, and Christine Land say “Aggies Helping Aggies” at The Cupboard has been a popular Agribusiness Club service project on campus this year. (Brent Thomas/NCTA photo)
The cupboard’s not bare Monday, April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Out of laundry detergent? A bit short on grocery money during the final two weeks of school? Tight budget before graduation and needing study supplies for finals?

Sharing with friends in need has been a campus service this semester through “The Cupboard” in the agribusiness department at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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Nate Montanez of Grand Island competes on the NCTA crops judging and precision agriculture teams. (Craig Chandler / NCTA photo)
NCTA Aggies set for nationals Monday, April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Twenty five Aggie students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis will be putting their academic skills to the test this week at a national collegiate event.

Students from the two-year University of Nebraska institution are entered in 11 different academic and skills contests, and the overall general “Agriculture Knowledge Bowl” of the North American Colleges and Teachers in Agriculture. 

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NCTA Professor Jo Hergenreder coaches a rider with the NCTA Ranch Horse Team during a workout on campus. (Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication)
Aggies ride for the home stretch Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018

NCTA Dean’s Column by Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

The Aggies are on the final run to the home stretch of their academic year!

From working horses to stock dogs, rodeo to agronomy, cattle breeding to entrepreneurship seminars, and so much more, our students are extremely busy caring for livestock and finishing projects.

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FFA members qualified for the 90th Annual Nebraska State FFA Convention through a series of district contests in 2017-2018. NCTA is a host site for hundreds of FFA members each year. (NCTA file photo)
Aggies making it count Wednesday, April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018

NCTA Dean’s Column by Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

The 90th annual Nebraska State FFA Convention is in Lincoln this week. This is a great tradition of bringing together one of America’s greatest agricultural youth programs.

Eleven students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are part of the activities in our state’s Capital City. NCTA Aggie students are serving as volunteers, lending a hand with the contests and networking with Nebraska’s agricultural students in the impressive venue at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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Past president of the NCTA Stock Dog Team Jolene Chmelik of Idaho and her dog, Gillie during 2017. The club hosts a public trial at campus on April 7th-8th. (Courtesy photo)
Aggies spring into April Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

NCTA Dean’s Column by Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

Students returned to the NCTA campus on Monday after a wonderful spring break and are now in the home stretch before graduation on May 3.

Fortunately, on this agricultural campus students can enjoy the beautiful spring weather as they engage in experiential learning opportunities in our outdoor classrooms and field laboratories.

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Erika Arambula has joined NCTA this month as Resident Life Manager. (B. Thomas/NCTA photo)
NCTA welcomes resident life manager Monday, March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

By NCTA News

Campus life programs and residence halls have a new manager at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Erika Arambula coordinates student housing, activities for students who lives in the three NCTA residence halls, and supervises a team of 12 residence assistants. She joined the NCTA staff in early March.

“We welcome Erika to our student services team and value the three and half years of experience she has with residence life during her college career,” said Jennifer McConville, NCTA associate dean

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