Thomas Woracek and his daughter, Shayla, of Maxwell, converse with friends at the 2019 reunion and banquet of the Aggie Alumni Association. Shayla, the Class of 2019 valedictorian, received an alumni scholarship last year. Thomas graduated production agriculture, '85. Applications for 2019-2020 are due September 6.
Aggie Alumni scholarships for legacy students Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019                                                  

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – College scholarships are available for the 2019-2020 academic year to second-year students who have had a parent attend the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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Paige Twohig and Lucas Kolterman received "Leave Your Mark" awards from the Aggie Alumni Association, presented by NCTA alumnus and instructor Dan Stehlik. (NCTA Photo)
Hats off to Aggie Alumni and Team NCTA Monday, July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019 

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. – Our celebratory air of early July includes an appreciative summer salute to several outstanding alumni, partners and the staff of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

First, I extend a tip of the hat to volunteer leaders of the Aggie Alumni Association. A special salute to retiring president Dave Mehaffey of Bellwood and Burwell for a fine two-year term.

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Meeting at the NCTA ag mechanics program in December, 2018, are Associate Dean Jennifer McConville, Claire and Byron Hansen, and NCTA Dean Ron Rosati.
Hansens tap NCTA ag mechanics with gift Monday, June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - Alumnus Gary W. Hansen had a positive experience at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis while attending there in the mid-1970s.

As a result, his family is making certain future generations of students have the same opportunities for success in agriculture.

Improvements underway at the college are made possible with a significant memorial gift from Gary Hansen’s family which they made to the University of Nebraska Foundation.

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NCTA alumnus Anson Nielsen of Minden describes a new 6-row planter to NCTA students when he delivered it to campus in April. (NCTA Photo)
Technology goes to the field Friday, May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Agronomy students at NCTA now have “the latest and greatest” of modern field technology.

With the delivery last month of a new no-till planter, applied learning at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis took a giant leap forward, says the NCTA alumnus who built the fully-equipped 6-row planter.

Anson Nielsen, a 1999 graduate of NCTA’s Agricultural Production Systems program, is a Minden-area farmer and owner of Nielsen Ag Equipment.

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Shelly Daffer, left, and Shelly Witt share memories at the 2018 Aggie Alumni banquet. The 2019 meeting is June 22 in Broken Bow. (Crawford/NCTA News)
Alumni partners boost NCTA Aggie success Monday, May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

The Aggie Alumni Association of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is gathering for its annual meeting and banquet on Saturday, June 22.

Alumni are encouraged to attend in Broken Bow at the Nebraska One Box Convention Center.

Members and guests will celebrate another successful year for our NCTA students, the campus and the alumni of the 106 years that this institution has been educating Nebraskans and others.

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Joan and Steve Ruskamp of Dodge, UNSTA alumni from '80 and '76, returned to Curtis for 2019 Commencement where Joan gave a keynote message to graduates. She received an NCTA belt buckle. (NCTA photo)
NSA-UNSA-UNSTA-NCTA Aggie Alumni banquet is June 22 in Broken Bow Thursday, May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019

By NCTA News

BROKEN BOW, Neb. – Aggie alumni are returning to the Nebraska Sandhills for a college reunion weekend in June.

Broken Bow will host graduates, their families and friends of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, and its predecessor, the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture, on June 22-23, said Ann Ramm Bruntz, president-elect of the Aggie Alumni Association.

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Chase Stanley, native of Raymond, exemplifies workforce development at NCTA. He graduated May 2 with a certificate in irrigation technology. Chase purchased a home in Shickley and has joined a family business there, Carlson Irrigation, to service center pivots while also working at his uncle’s diversified farm. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Strong workforce from NCTA Tuesday, May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. – Congratulations to our 75 graduates who participated May 2 in the 2019 NCTA graduation!

Commencement culminates the year with a celebration of student success. Creating successful young adults in agriculture and veterinary technology is our mission at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

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2018 PTK academic honorary graduates arrive for NCTA commencement. The public is invited to the 2019 Graduation on Thursday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Curtis. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Salute to the Class of 2019 Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. - Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

This week we celebrate the results of two or more years of hard work by our Aggie students!

I look forward to welcoming guests to Curtis as the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture celebrates with graduating students, their families and friends, and our campus community.

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Vet Tech students in the NCTA Exotic Animal class tour the Riverside Discovery Center in Scottsbluff with their classmate Shay Nealon, far right, who is served her internship with the zoo. (Crawford / NCTA photo)
Internships, service and pancakes Wednesday, April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

 Our Aggie students are in the last week of the academic year at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Enthusiasm is high for year-end programs and graduation events on May 1 and 2.

As we prepare for final exams starting Thursday, our veterinary technology students out on internships are saying goodbye to their employers and animal care settings.

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Academic achievement at NCTA is recognized by membership into the Alpha Iota Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa academic honorary. Initiation will be May 1 at NCTA. (Crawford/ NCTA News Photo)
NCTA Aggies at academic pinnacle Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. _With college commencement on May 2 only three weeks away, students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are climbing to the peak of their academic careers at Curtis.

Individual and collective endeavors depend on the earnest applications of all they have learned and experienced during their years of classroom and laboratory programs.

I invite you to share in the enthusiasm and success of our prospective graduates and underclass students at public events on May 1 and May 2 in Curtis.

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