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North Platte students observe Dr. Doug Smith demonstrate equipment for processing cattle during health checkups at the NCTA Red Barn. Students visited campus last year to see animal science in action. (NCTA photo)
Early academics launch career pathways Friday, October 12, 2018

Oct. 12, 2018

Dean's Column by Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

A career search for agriculture or veterinary health professions begins earlier and earlier for today’s young people.

With a statewide academic mission of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, we are helping to guide young people through career explorations in several formats.

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Top Aggie shooters Shawn Barger and Angela Crouse exchange a fist bump during a recent match. (Courtesy photo by Jody Crouse)
NCTA takes aim in college match Monday, October 8, 2018

Oct. 8, 2018                                                        

By NCTA News

BRAINARD, Neb. – Eight athletes from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Shooting Sports Team competed at Brainard in a weekend tournament hosted by Concordia College of Seward.

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Champion Buck from the 2017 4S Goat Expo. Doug Smith, NCTA animal science professor, will judge the 2018 show on Sunday in North Platte. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA prof will judge at Goat Expo Oct. 13-14 Monday, October 8, 2018

Oct. 8, 2018                                                        

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. - Douglas Smith of Curtis will be among presenters this weekend at the 4S Goat Expo in North Platte.

The expo is Saturday and Sunday at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.

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Equine management professor, standing center, gives instruction to NCTA students on the Aggie Ranch Horse Team. (NCTA photo by Craig Chandler)
Ranch Horse riders to Colorado Friday, October 5, 2018

Oct. 5, 2018                                                                        

By NCTA News

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Students tour the NCTA campus. Discovery Day is Monday in Curtis. (NCTA file photo)
Discovery Day is Monday Friday, October 5, 2018

Oct. 5, 2018

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Nearly 100 visitors are registered for Discovery Day on Monday, Oct. 8at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

High school students, parents and guests will take campus tours, learn about financial aid, meet with faculty and counselors regarding academic programs, and have opportunity to meet students in NCTA Aggie collegiate teams and student organizations.

“NCTA Discovery Day” begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and adjourns at 2 p.m., said Jennifer McConville, associate dean.

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Agricultural mechanics instructor Dan Stehlik shows welding students some of the materials donated by an industry partner to the welding laboratory. (Crawford / NCTA photo)
Thank you to our friends and colleagues Friday, October 5, 2018

Oct. 5, 2018

NCTA Dean's Message

By Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

Sometimes we get so busy with day-to-day activities that we forget to occasionally step away and look at the big picture.

For NCTA, it’s especially important to pause so we can recognize the growth and development that’s occurred at the institution over the past 10 to 15 years.

During that time, more than $15 million has been spent at NCTA adding new facilities and renovating existing buildings. We now have some outstanding classrooms and residence halls available for our students.

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Tony Adesemoye, crops management specialist from North Platte, will discuss Agriculture in Nigeria on Tuesday.  The public is invited. (IANR file photo)
Nigerian agriculture is topic for Oct.9 forum Thursday, October 4, 2018

Oct. 4, 2018                                                        

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Agricultural production practices in Nigeria will be discussed by a North Platte researcher Tuesday at a public forum in Curtis.

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NCTA students evaluate livestock in a Saturday workout at Jensen Bros. Herefords in Kansas. (Photo by Doug Smith / NCTA)
NCTA Aggies judge at Ak-Sar-Ben Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Oct. 2, 2018
By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

GRAND ISLAND – A whirlwind weekend workout helped prepare NCTA Aggie students for their first livestock judging contest of the season.


Animal science students with the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture livestock judging team first evaluated beef cattle in Courtland, Kansas and then more livestock in Lincoln, Nebraska during a 1-day practice session last Saturday.

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The NCTA Pumpkin Sale will again be hosted by the Horticulture Club. (File photo)
Horticulture Club Pumpkin Sale is Oct. 4 Monday, October 1, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018                                                        

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - The annual pumpkin sale sponsored by the NCTA Aggie Horticulture Club is Thursday.

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Aggie Rodeo Women’s Team (front, from left) Madison Schnase, Lincoln; Emma Bassler, Blair; Cheyenne Eden, Humboldt; Tara Spatz, Trotwood, Ohio; and Shelby Dismuke, Pine, Colorado. Men’s Team (back, from left) Baily Holt, Ainsworth; Trey Baum, Elgin; Quentin Anderson, Pierce; Austin Porras, Greeley, Colorado; and Jebb Ginkens, Harrison. (Photo credit: Tori Rossenbach)
Aggie Men’s Rodeo place in Iowa Monday, October 1, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018                                                                        

By NCTA News

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