Chuck Hatzenbuehler of Reinke Manufacturing examines welds by Aggie Trever Muellenberg, North Platte, during a test for American Welding Society certification. (M. Crawford / NCTA photo)
What is NCTA at Curtis? Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Feb. 18, 2020

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Unique. Agricultural. Friendly. Rural. One-rate Tuition.

Open-Enrollment. Community Focused. High Quality. Hands On. Affordable.

These and many other descriptors were heard last week on the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture as we hosted visitors from a regional review team with the Higher Learning Commission.

Alumni, business and community partners greeted the four educator-administrators at a breakfast – and shared the merits of NCTA.

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NCTA freshmen majoring in Diversified Agriculture (agronomy and livestock emphasis) gathered with Professor Brad Ramsdale, front right, at the start of fall semester. (Crawford / NCTA News)
What is your takeaway? Thursday, February 6, 2020

Feb. 6, 2020

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Each learning environment and opportunity that our students encounter at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis has a takeaway.

For some in the hands-on learning laboratories of the NCTA campus, it may be refining one of the 100-plus skills required of veterinary technicians.

Or, for eighth-graders who visit during customized STEM program dates, it may be witnessing the digestive aspects of a ruminant animal.

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Chantelle Schulz completed her Associate of Science degree in agricultural education in 2019.
Aggie mid-year graduates Monday, January 27, 2020

January 27, 2020

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Nine students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis completed their academic programs for an Associate Degree in December.

All nine received degrees in Agriculture Production Systems (APS) with various emphasis areas.

The graduates, all Nebraskans, are listed by town, APS and study emphasis:

Madisyn Cutler, Elsie, APS, livestock management

Rylee Ehmke, Weeping Water, APS, livestock management

Sarah Fitzgerald, Doniphan, APS, equine management

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Ross Steward harvests corn at the USDA-ARS Limit Irrigation Research Farm near Greeley, Colorado. The native of Littleton credits trips to his grandparents’ farm and his college years, both in Nebraska, for a career path in crop management. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA grad plants seeds to success Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Jan. 22, 2020

By Nicole Wright and Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Ross Steward is applying complementary college degrees in agronomy to on-farm research on irrigated agriculture.

Since graduating in 2016 from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis and three years later from Colorado State University, Steward now oversees a 40-acre research facility in northeastern Colorado.

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Aggie Alumni Association scholarships were presented to NCTA students Rachelle Uldrich (second left) and Aurora Urwiler (second right) by Wade Shipman, alumni treasurer, and Dan Stehlik, alumni secretary.  (Photo by Morgan Wagner/NCTA)
Aggie Alumni scholarships to Urwiler, Uldrich Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dec. 17, 2019                                                      

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Family ties are paying off for a future agriculture teacher and a veterinary technician who chose to follow a parent’s path to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

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The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis has launched a national search for a new dean. (Photo by Craig Chandler/University Communication)
NCTA announces national dean search Monday, December 9, 2019

For release Dec. 9, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – The University of Nebraska has launched a national search for the next Dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

“The university is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and entrepreneurial individual in technical agriculture and higher education who will provide intellectual and strategic leadership for the college in Curtis,” said Michael Boehm, vice president of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska.

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Six athletes with the NCTA Aggie Rodeo Team ended their fall season at North Dakota in October. From left, Caprice Christianson, Greenbush, Minnesota; Bryce Tobiassen, Hildreth; Ryan Smith, Ragan; Quentin Anderson, Pierce; Wyatt Colman, O’Neill; and Nathan Burnett, Shelton. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Aggie fall season wrap-up Thursday, November 14, 2019

Nov. 14, 2019                                                         

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Season travels are winding down this fall for five of the competition teams at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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FFA livestock judging was among district contests at NCTA two days this week. (Nutter/NCTA News photo)
Teams, clubs enhance Aggie academics Thursday, November 14, 2019

Nov. 13, 2019                                                         

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

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NCTA students can interact with employers at the NCTA Career Fair on Thursday in the Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center on campus. (NCTA News photo)
Careers and caring communities Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Nov. 5, 2019                                                           

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

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Lynda and Ted Carter visited the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Sunday for a public forum. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Carter tabs NCTA ‘relevant place’ Monday, November 4, 2019

Nov. 4, 2019

By NCTA News

Two-year degree programs such as those offered by the University of Nebraska’s campus in Curtis, at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, have strong appeal for students seeking academics in smaller class sizes and learning environments.

That was one of several messages shared Sunday at a public forum in Curtis by University of Nebraska priority presidential candidate Walter “Ted” Carter, Jr.

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