Thomas Woracek and his daughter, Shayla, of Maxwell, converse with friends at the 2019 reunion and banquet of the Aggie Alumni Association. Shayla, the Class of 2019 valedictorian, received an alumni scholarship last year. Thomas graduated production agriculture, '85. Applications for 2019-2020 are due September 6.
Aggie Alumni scholarships for legacy students Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019                                                  

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – College scholarships are available for the 2019-2020 academic year to second-year students who have had a parent attend the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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Mary Rittenhouse, Agri Business Management professor, visits with students about costs of production at the NCTA Farm. For high school students in dual credit, she teaches two online classes, Introduction to Ag Economics and Principles of Microeconomics. (Chandler/NCTA Photo)
NCTA meets agriculture’s interests Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019  

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.                                                

CURTIS, Neb. – Everywhere we go it seems Nebraskans are talking about how quickly the summer has been speeding by. I believe that is particularly experienced by those of us in agriculture.

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Animal Science professor Joanna Hergenreder teaches equine courses and coaches the NCTA Ranch Horse Team. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Horses, livestock restricted on campus Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August 13, 2019

By NCTA News                                                                         

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Border collie Gryff and four members of the NCTA Stock Dog Team are, from left: Breauna Derr of Friend, Emily Hubbell of Lexington, Alexandra Hazuka of McDonald, Kansas, and Kaytie Henrickson of Norton. (NCTA photo)
Aggie dog demo in Kansas Saturday, August 10, 2019

August 10, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A demonstration of working stock dogs was a hit at the Norton County Fair recently in Kansas.

Student members of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Stock Dog Team were hosted by Kaytie Henrickson, an NCTA student from Norton.

The Aggies and their dogs showed the audience at the outdoor arena about how dogs can be used for safe, low-stress and efficient handling of sheep and cattle.

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University of Nebraska Regent Barbara Weitz visits with Dr. Rick Funston, beef scientist, and Dr. Kelly Bruns, newly-named interim dean at NCTA in Curtis, at a May 3 tour of the West Central Research and Extension Center. (NCTA Photo)
County fairs to college fairs Friday, August 9, 2019

August 9, 2019                                                       

NCTA Dean’s Message

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NCTA students study at the Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center before the “Raising the Bar for the Next Generation of Nebraska Agriculture” mural. (NCTA photo)
NCTA names Deans List, Honor Roll Wednesday, August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019

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Jessica and NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, photographed at the NCTA graduation on May 2, will be honored at a farewell reception on Monday. (NCTA Photo)
Dean's reception is August 5 Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A farewell reception for Curtis residents Jessica and Ron Rosati will be Monday, August 5 from 4-5 p.m. at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

The public is invited for refreshments and farewell greetings at the NCTA Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center. Dr. Rosati became dean at NCTA in July, 2013.  

He is retiring as the NCTA dean on Monday, and will continue employment with the University of Nebraska until the end of December, 2019.

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Dean Rosati credits the dedication of Aggie students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture for their academic achievements, campus leadership opportunities and career success. (NCTA photo)
New leadership joining NCTA Tuesday, July 30, 2019

July 30, 2019

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

CURTIS, Neb. - It’s with mixed emotions that I've announced that I will be retiring as NCTA dean.

Dr. Kelly Bruns, director of the University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, will assume college administration responsibilities as interim dean beginning August 5th.

A national search for a permanent dean will be conducted under the direction of University of Nebraska Vice President Mike Boehm.

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Dr. Brad Ramsdale (right) NCTA agronomy professor and crops team coach, received a national judging and student service award this summer at Twin Falls, Idaho, shown with Dr. Kevin Donnelly, who nominated him.
Ramsdale wins national honor Tuesday, July 30, 2019

July 30, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Dr. Brad Ramsdale, agronomy professor and crops team coach at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, has received a national award for agricultural college professors.

He was recognized with the NACTA Judging and Student Service Award by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) organization. The professional society represents two-year and four-year colleges in agriculture.

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NCTA Dean Ron Rosati
Aggie dean set to retire from NCTA Tuesday, July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019

From NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - Ron Rosati, dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis, plans to retire Aug. 5 from NCTA. Rosati was tapped as head administrator for the University of Nebraska’s sole two-year institution in July 2013.

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