NCTA Faculty Kelley Duggan and Alan Taylor lead students on our beautiful Leu Ranch in Hayes County. (P/C M. Carr))
Glowing with Gratitude Tuesday, February 20, 2024

February 19, 2024

By Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I cannot express often enough how grateful I am for the outpouring of support for NCTA during the recent Glow Big Red campaign. The show of support for our students and campus needs by our alums, friends, and supporters continues to excite me.

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Nebraska FFA District 11 students gather in the NCTA student union for lunch during their recent Career Development Event.
FFA Week Ahead Friday, February 16, 2024

February 15, 2024

By NCTA News, Andela Taylor

Get ready for the "Blue Jackets" to be out in full force next week as we celebrate FFA Week from February 17 to 24. FFA as an organization is integral to NCTA in so many ways. It aligns perfectly with our academic pathways in agriculture, animal science, and related fields.

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Show your Aggie love and support students during Glow Big Red February 14 - 15.
Let's Glow All In for NCTA! Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Love and generosity are in the air! Glow Big Red — 24 Hours of Aggie Giving is from noon to noon on Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is counting on you. Will you be our Valentine?

We hope to raise vital funding to ensure our students receive an exceptional education and have a life-changing experience in Curtis.

Wondering how you can show us your love during Glow Big Red?

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Jason Speck, FFA advisor at Chase County High School with Morel Jurado, an agribusiness major, pictured here celebrating Morel’s American Degree achievement.
Happy CTE Month! Friday, February 9, 2024

February 6, 2024,

Happy Career and Technical Education Month! 

By Associate Dean, Jennifer McConville, Ed.D.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for the workforce in many industries and occupations. Our academic programs in agriculture and veterinary technology at NCTA provide the needed knowledge and skills in high demand.

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Chase Glover of Grand Island, Nebraska, is studying agronomy at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.
Chase Glover Plants the Seeds Thursday, February 1, 2024

Chase Glover Plants the Seeds for Future Ag Career at NCTA

By Connie White, University of Nebraska Foundation

Chase Glover didn’t think college was for him. He knew he wanted to work in agriculture, but he wasn’t big on school. So, he figured he would go straight into the workforce after graduating from high school in Grand Island, Nebraska.

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December graduates may participate in the commencement ceremony scheduled for May 9, 2024. (Photo by Staci Blomstedt / NCTA News)
December Degrees Awarded Thursday, January 18, 2024

January 17, 2024

By NCTA News

The twelve dedicated Aggie graduates receiving degrees or certificates in December are ready to impact the agriculture and animal health industries. December graduates may choose to walk in the commencement ceremony to be held on May 9, 2024.

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NCTA employees recognized for years of service (from top L - R): Jan Price, Laura Romeo, Jan Gilbert, Roy Cole, Randi Houghtelling, and Anthony Gardner.
Years of Service Awards Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Jan. 8, 2024


By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A total of ninety years of service among six valued staff were celebrated at the recent faculty and staff in-service. The University of Nebraska recognizes employees across Nebraska for their years of service. Dean Larry Gossen presented the 2023 Employee Service Awards to those reaching five-year milestones with a plaque, clock, or other memento provided by the NU system. He noted his gratitude for the longevity of service represented at NCTA.

25 Years:

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NCTA celebrates 64 students who thrived academically this semester.
Fall 2023 Dean's Honors Announced Friday, December 22, 2023

December 21, 2023

Celebrating Academic Excellence - Fall 2023 Dean's List and Honors

By Dean Larry Gossen, PhD

One thing I look forward to after each semester is seeing the list of students who made the Dean’s list or the Honor Roll. These students have proven they are focused on their education, dedicated to quality, and committed to hard work. They understand that their education is a valuable asset that will be there for the rest of their lives.

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Students achieve success in many ways during 2023.
The Best of 2023 Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Looking back on the year 2023, there were many things to celebrate. Enjoy the “Best of 2023” at the link below.


Part of the University of Nebraska system, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a two-

year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture,

veterinary technology, and related industries. NCTA is known for its affordable tuition, high job-

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On behalf of the Gossen family and the entire NCTA community, I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season, Merry Christmas, and a very happy and prosperous New Year.
Happy Holidays from Dean Larry Gossen Tuesday, December 19, 2023

December 19, 2023

Happy Holidays from Dean Larry Gossen,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Starting in November, through the Thanksgiving season, and all the way through the end of the calendar year, I just love the atmosphere, the attitudes, and the opportunities to show our gratitude.

Regardless of which holiday you observe during the season, one thing they all have in common is a focus on gifts, family, friends, and celebrations. I, for one, celebrate Christmas, but I have friends who celebrate other holidays during this time.

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