NCTA Agriculture Education students meet remotely for class Tuesday morning with their professor, Doug Smith, as he works from office at NCTA.
Thinking outside the box Tuesday, March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Educators have stretched teaching methods and hands-on learning platforms to a unique level of outreach.

When asked to “think outside the box” due to the coronavirus pandemic our faculty and adjunct instructors at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are adapting right along with our Aggie students on our educational delivery.

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NCTA students will transition to remote classes beginning Monday, March 30.  (Chandler /NCTA Photo)
NCTA to offer all classes remotely beginning March 30 Wednesday, March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020

CURTIS, Neb. - The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis takes the health and safety of campus community very seriously. As the spread of COVID-19 continues, NCTA administration is taking additional steps to help protect the NCTA community and the broader community.

Starting on March 30, all NCTA classes will shift to remote learning.

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Spring calves and their mothers at the NCTA Aggieland pasture located north of campus. (Annie Bassett, NCTA student photographer)
Ag Week at the NCTA Farm Tuesday, March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

It’s National Agriculture Week!

As I write this weekly message, it is National Ag Day across the United States and at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

Our 2020 observance may be muted by current events around the globe. Nonetheless, we recognize the immense contributions made by those who produce the food, fiber and fuel needed to feed the world.

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NCTA's cow herd is calving, appropriately during National Ag Week. Animals Science major Kenna Graves, left, and Veterinary Technology major Gaby Campisi, right, ear tag a calf. (Photo by Annie Bassett, NCTA animal science student
National Ag Day is March 24 Tuesday, March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is observing National Agriculture Week, March 22-28, as well as NCTA's student Spring Break. 

Thank you to all agricultural producers of our nation's food, fiber and fuels.

We salute the dedicated individuals and families who are the backbone of American agriculture.

Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of rural Nebraska, rural communities and the University of Nebraska's only two-year institution, the  Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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Dr. Brad Ramsdale, right, demonstrates planter adjustments at the campus farm of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. (Photo by Cy Cannon/NCTA News)
Agronomy in action Monday, March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News                                                                            

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An idyllic winter scene of Ag Hall was captured Friday morning by Jeremy Sievers, associate professor of Agbusiness Management Systems, at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Sievers/NCTA)
Happy Spring from NCTA! Friday, March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

CURTIS, Neb. -  It's spring time in Nebraska!

A winter storm that brought harsh winds and snowfall on Thursday evening left an idyllic scene Friday morning outside of Agriculture Hall at the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Jeremy Sievers, associate professor of agribusiness management systems (AMS), captured a picturesque moment shortly after sidewalks were cleared by NCTA maintenance staff on Friday.

The AMS division is housed in the historic Ag Hall, the first building to be constructed at the camps in 1912.

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Aggie student walking her horse in February. Campus is quiet this week with most students gone for break. (Photo by M. Crawford/NCTA News)
Aggie update from NCTA Tuesday, March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

Aggie update from NCTA

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Our world is changing. There is no doubt that we will continue to experience unknowns.

We are proceeding in a “new normal” which is constantly evolving. Our NCTA campus is safe. There are no cases of COVID-19 in southwest Nebraska and we work closely with the Southwest Nebraska Health District.

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Online platforms will be used for the NCTA Dean candidate forum on Thursday, and for all Aggie classes beginning March 30. (Crawford/ NCTA Photo)
Dean candidate seminar is online March 19 Friday, March 13, 2020

UPDATED March 17, 2020

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A Thursday seminar and campus meetings for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture’s third candidate for NCTA dean, Dr. Darrel Sandall of Florida, has been moved to an online platform.

“Our No. 1 priority is the safety and health of our NCTA students, faculty and staff, as well as the safety and health of Dr. Sandall,” said Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss, chair of the NCTA Dean Search Committee.

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Classes at NCTA are cancelled March 13 and next week from March 16-20, followed by the regularly scheduled Spring Break. Classes will resume March 30. (NCTA file photo)
NCTA remains open for business Friday, March 13, 2020

March 12, 2020

Dear NCTA Community,

As the spread of COVID-19 continues rapidly, we are taking several additional steps to help protect the NCTA community and our broader community.

NCTA has cancelled classes, tomorrow, March 13, as well as from March 16-20. The NCTA campus, including housing and dining services, will remain open from March 13 to the end of Spring Break (March 23-29).

Students who are enrolled and engaged in internships should continue to report to work as agreed upon with their internship provider.

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Animal science students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture engage with employers about their careers such as on this feedlot tour in 2019. (NCTA file photo)
Engaging in ag at NCTA Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March 11, 2020

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

We have another very busy week on campus for our students and the entire community.

Aggie faculty and staff at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are engaging students and our public in unique contests or educational opportunities beyond our spring semester class schedule.

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