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Dean Larry Gossen presents NCTA faculty and staff service awards (top L - R) Mark Ehlers, Judy Bowmaster-Cole, Vicky Luke, Kevin Martin, Brad Ramsdale, Jo Hergenreder, Jo Popp, Chrissy Barnhart, Jennifer McConville.
A Gold Standard for Service Friday, January 20, 2023

Jan. 16, 2023

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – At a time when the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employees averaged 4.6 years with their current employer, we are grateful for the longevity of service represented at NCTA. The University of Nebraska recognizes employees across Nebraska for their years of service.

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Innovation and technology supports traditional hands-on experiences offered in the programs led by Dr. Brad Ramsdale.
Innovation and Tradition Thursday, January 12, 2023

Jan. 9, 2023

by Brad Ramsdale, Associate Professor of Agronomy

 

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Sunshine and warmer temperatures welcome students on the first day of the Spring 2023 semester.
Lessons to Learn Monday, January 9, 2023

Jan. 2, 2023

 Lessons to Learn

By NCTA Dean Larry Gossen

 As we enter 2023, as we do each new year, we look forward to a new start, new opportunities, and a new focus. This year is a little different just because the circumstances of the past week have caused me to reflect a little bit differently.

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End of Semester Wrap-up Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Dr. Larry Gossen

We started out this semester in August in the middle of a major heat wave and drought. While we are still in the middle of the drought, I’d take just a few degrees of that heat this week! Single-digit highs and negative lows in the forecast don’t bode well for a comfortable new year.

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Holiday Greetings from Dr. Larry Gossen, dean of NCTA.
Holiday Greetings Thursday, December 22, 2022

12/19/22

Holiday Greetings – Dr. Larry Gossen

I’m not sure about you, but I sit in my office and wonder where these last 4 months have gone! Friday was the last day of the fall semester for NCTA students and Faculty. The mass exodus has begun. It’s going to be very quiet on campus for a few weeks.

I hope you aren’t like me and have been able to really cherish every day leading up to this season. As I mentioned in an earlier column, this year has been a little different since we have added two cats to our household.

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The NCTA Agribusiness Management program announces a 2 + 2 pathway with the University of Nebraska Kearney.
Building Stairs to Success Thursday, December 15, 2022

Dec. 12, 2022

By Associate Professor Mary Rittenhouse

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NCTA Associate Professor Joanna Hergenreder teaches and coaches on horseback and in the classroom.
Equine Program Centers on the Horse Friday, December 9, 2022

Dec. 5, 2022

By Associate Professor Joanna Hergenreder

Tucked away in the hills of southwest Nebraska is an experience unlike any other, one that is challenging yet infinitely rewarding. The experience is offered through the NCTA Equine Industry Management Option which uses a unique teaching model, the horse at its center.

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NCTA Campaign Committee members for Only in Nebraska, a Campaign for Our University's Future
NCTA Campaign Committee Monday, December 5, 2022

From the beginning, it took determined and visionary citizens to make a school for agricultural excellence in Curtis a reality. This group is the next generation to carry that torch.

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Plans for "The Barn" to take on a new life and other initiatives through the Only in Nebraska Campaign.
Only in Nebraska Saturday, December 3, 2022

11.28.22

Dr. Larry Gossen

Even before Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas music starts to play in our house and vehicles. It’s just one of those traditions that we have had for years. It’s not unique since most people I know do the same thing.

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Joanna Hergenreder (standing far right) and the NCTA Ranch Horse Team students hosted Sherman Tegtmeier (on horseback 3rd from left) in Curtis.
Esteemed Horsemanship Clinic held at the LTC Monday, November 28, 2022

By NCTA NEWS

CURTIS, Neb. (Nov. 21, 2022)

Students and equine enthusiasts were back in the saddle for the Sherman Tegtmeier Reining and Horsemanship Clinic held November 19-20 at the Livestock Teaching Center (LTC). For the past decade, Tegtmeier, a certified trainer with the National Reining Horse Association, has taught students and various area riders and observers here at NCTA in Curtis.

Attending were 16 NCTA Ranch Horse team members, 4 NCTA equine students, 2 youth riders, and 16 adult participants for a total of 38 clinic spots completed this weekend.

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