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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Joan Ruskamp, NCTA alumna and an agricultural producer from Dodge, Nebraska, will deliver the commencement message at NCTA on May 2. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA alumna to be graduation speaker Monday, April 8, 2019

April 8, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – An agricultural graduate and family farmer from Dodge, Nebraska, will deliver the 2019 commencement address at the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

Joan (Wieczorek) Ruskamp, a 1980 alumna, will join University of Nebraska leaders in delivering messages at the 1:30 p.m. commencement on Thursday, May 2, announced Ron Rosati, NCTA dean.

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NCTA students serving pasta at the NCTA Nebraska Disaster Relief Benefit (left to right) are Brianna Schuck, Harvard, Tiffany Dickau, Elwood, Emily Giese, Papillion, and Keegan Jones of Laurel, Maryland. More photos can be viewed in the PDF at the end of this article. (C. Hauptman / NCTA photos)
NCTA community pitches in for disaster relief Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019

By Jocelyn Kennicutt and Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Disaster relief for Nebraska farmers and ranchers continues to roll onto the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

 Baled hay, livestock feed and fencing supplies are being collected at the NCTA for distribution to livestock operations affected by the March 13-15 blizzard and catastrophic flooding.

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National Ag Week tribute:  From the NCTA photo files, these four Aggie animal science students saddled their horses and helped Roy Cole gather the NCTA cattle herd from summer pasture.  Upon arrival at the portable cattle pen, they sorted cows from calves for transport back to campus in Curtis. (Mary Crawford / NCTA News)
Salute to agriculture producers and educators Wednesday, March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019

Dean's Message by Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

Sunday kicked off National Agriculture Week, a time when across America we celebrate the contributions of farmers and ranchers, and the affiliated industries which keep us fed, clothed, and ensured of energy resources.

From March 10-16, during National Agriculture Week, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture celebrates as one of the thousands of crops and livestock producers in the state’s largest industry.

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The NCTA Aggies team won first place among 2-year colleges in crops judging. Sophomore and freshmen students combined for this awards photo, from left, Amy Lammers, Ethan Aschenbrenner, Chase Callahan, Jacob Vallery (3rd place individual), Colton Bell, Clade Anderson, Kyle Krantz (1st place individual), Corbin Moore, and Tyler Aschenbrenner. Catherine Ljunggren (5th place individual) was unavailable for the photo. (E. Griffiths / NCTA Photo)
Aggie hosts win crops contest for 2-year colleges Monday, March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019                                                   

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Older and newer faces gathered in Curtis Friday for the Collegiate Crops Contest hosted at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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