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College Discovery Day at NCTA on March 5th will feature campus resources and Aggie Ambassadors. (Craig Chandler/NCTA Photo)
NCTA hosts campus Discovery Day Friday, February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018                                                                                              

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NCTA representatives attending the 2018 College Conference on Cooperatives are, from left: Taylor Hovie, Grand Island; Jeremy Sievers, NCTA agribusiness professor; Riley Abbott and Nate Letcher, both of Hay Springs, and Erica Mowery of Middleburg, Pennsylvania. (NCTA photo)
NCTA Aggies join cooperatives tour Thursday, February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Four agribusiness students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., recently attended the College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis.

Nate Letcher and Riley Abbott, both of Hay Springs, Erica Mowery of Middleburg, Pennsylvania, and Taylor Hovie of Grand Island, joined 15 other Nebraskans at the CCOC events on February 16-18, said Jeremy Sievers, NCTA adviser.

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NCTA Beef Production students attended the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Career Day on Monday. (Tina Smith/NCTA photo)
I Can. We Will. FFA Week and Nebraska Beef Tuesday, February 20, 2018

February 20, 2018

Dean’s Column by Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

This week marks the annual observance by the National FFA Organization in saluting FFA students and families with National FFA Week. The 2018 theme is “I Can. We Will.”

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Junior and senior high students competed at the 2017 Science and Engineering fair at NCTA in Curtis.  Registration has tripled this year. (NCTA file photo).
NCTA to host Feb. 26 science fair Monday, February 19, 2018

February 19, 2018

By NCTA News                                                                     

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A reining and horsemanship clinic will attract riders this weekend to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (NCTA file photo)
Aggies offer weekend horse clinic Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Spectators can stop by a reining and horsemanship clinic in Curtis this weekend as college students gain tips on working with their equine counterparts.                                

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Dr. Doug Smith, left, and Dean Ron Rosati, learn about broilers in a poultry barn at Mississippi State University. Biosecurity safeguards include protective clothing and footwear for visitors. Professor Mary Beck explains program highlights of the NCTA-MSU poultry program opening this fall. (MSU Photo)
Dean Rosati: "Preparing Nebraskans for a growing poultry industry" Wednesday, February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018

Dean’s Column by Ron Rosati, NCTA Dean

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture has been charged by the Nebraska Legislature with “expediently responding to the emerging workforce development needs of Nebraska’s agricultural industries”, according to state guidance documents.

The college takes that charge seriously as demonstrated by the recent development of a poultry science program in Curtis.

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Agronomy team members flank their coach and instructor, Dr. Brad Ramsdale, after the NCTA Aggies won first place in a contest Saturday at Goodwell, Oklahoma. NCTA had the top four individuals, as well. From left, Jacob Valley, Plattsmouth; Lee Jespersen, Hemingford, tied for 3rd; Will Kusant, Comstock, 2nd; Coach Ramsdale with 1st place team plaque; Nate Montanez, Grand Island, 3rd tie; Dalon Koubek, North Platte, 1st place; and Catherine Ljunggren, Harvard. (Brent Thomas/NCTA News Photo)
NCTA Aggies sweep crops contest Monday, February 12, 2018

February 12, 2018

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News     

CURTIS, Neb. – The Crops Judging Team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis made a Saturday sweep in their opening contest for the year.

NCTA Aggies won first place team among 2-year colleges while the Aggie students swept the top four individual placings in a contest at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, said Coach Brad Ramsdale, agronomy professor.

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Rosa Jurado, a Buffett Scholar from Omaha, is the NCTA Aggie of the Month for January, 2018. (NCTA photo)
Omaha freshman is NCTA Aggie Friday, February 9, 2018

February 9, 2018

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - An Omaha student who wants to help dogs and companion animals stay healthy has been named an NCTA Aggie of the Month.           

Rosa Jurado, first-year student at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, has been named Aggie of the Month for January.

The 2017 graduate of Benson High School studies Veterinary Technology Systems.  She was nominated by Eric Reed, advisor for the NCTA Yearbook, of which Jurado is a co-editor.

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Attending the NCTA-MSU partnership signing are, (seated, left to right) George Hopper, dean of MSU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Judy Bonner, MSU provost and executive vice president; and Ron Rosati, NCTA dean. (Standing, from left) Professor Doug Smith, chair of NCTA Animal Science and Agricultural Education; Peter Ryan, MSU associate provost for academic affairs; and Professor Mary Beck, head of MSU's Department of Poultry Science. (Photo by Beth Wynn/MSU)
NCTA and Mississippi State plan poultry partnership Thursday, February 8, 2018

February 8, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Leaders from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and Mississippi State University signed a cooperative agreement Wednesday [Feb. 7] designed to train workforce entrants for the midwestern state’s burgeoning poultry industry.     

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NCTA student veterinary technicians apply final stitches after surgery. Their training is under the watchful eye of Professor Ricky Sue Barnes, DVM. (Crawford/NCTA photo)
NCTA: Animals, Students and Outreach Wednesday, February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018

Dean’s Column by Ron Rosati, PhD

Social media is the primary communication tool for many friends and followers of our student population at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Facebook is an effective means of relaying stories of our campus community to alumni, stakeholders in NCTA, and the family and friends of Aggie students.

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