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Emily Miller, women's champion and team members competing at the NCSSAA meet in Wichita, Kansas.
Shotgun Sports Champion Monday, November 28, 2022

By NCTA News

November 7, 2022

Group photo from L-R Cody Flint, Herald, CA; Nolan Buss, Stockton, KS; Gavin Tremblay, Hoxie, KS; Emily Miller, Norton, KS; Maddy Carr, North Platte; and Cooper Mazza, Potter.

Emily Miller, an NCTA Veterinary Technology student from Norton, Kansas was the Champion of the Women's Division at the National Collegiate Shooting Sports Athletic Association regional meet in Wichita, Kansas.

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The Aggie Shotgun Sports Team is one of four traveling teams competing this weekend. Coach Alan Taylor, center, takes the team to Brainard. (Courtesy photo)
Discover Aggies, teams, and a movie Thursday, September 29, 2022

By NCTA Associate Dean Jennifer McConville

Campus is starting to show the signs of Autumn. I think it is one of the most beautiful times of the year to welcome the changing colors of the trees and shrubs on campus.

On Tuesday we welcome campus visitors to our first Discovery Day of the Fall semester. Prospective students and their parents are registering for college preparation and will spend al day with us learning about academic programs, residence life, financial aid, collegiate activities through student clubs and teams, and can take their time strolling around campus.

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Range management and animal science students and three faculty joined NCTA Dean Larry Gossen in participating in the University of Nebraska Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House on August 24. Individuals are identified in the news article.  (Rulon Taylor / NCTA photo)
Enriching conversations on, off campus Wednesday, August 31, 2022

By NCTA Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

Week #1 of the fall semester is in the books!

By now, the students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are settled into their class schedules and residential accommodations here on campus or in the community.

Throughout the fall semester, one of our many goals is to provide educational experiences and enriching opportunities for students. We can do that on a small campus as we can be flexible in our planning.

Three unique opportunities occurred in week #1, and more are coming up later this week.

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Aggie Shotgun Sports will host a Labor Day Sporting Clays event north of Maywood, starting at 9 a.m. (NCTA file photo)
Pasture sporting clays on Labor Day Tuesday, August 30, 2022

By NCTA NEWS

Sporting clay enthusiasts can spend part of Labor Day at a Pasture Shoot, a fun match hosted by the Aggie Shotgun Sports Team of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

Participants will meet from 9 a.m.. to 3:30 p.m. at the Taylor Pasture, located 3.2 miles north of Maywood on Road 385.

The shotgun team is coordinating the event as one of this year’s fundraisers, said Coach Alan Taylor.

“Come out and enjoy the day, and help support the NCTA team,” he said. Lunch will be provided as part of the entry fee.

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NCTA Dean Larry Gossen presents the Aggie of the Year plaque to Maddy Carr in May. (Crawford / NCTA photo)
Aggie of the Year out on the range Wednesday, August 24, 2022

By Mary Crawford, NCTA NEWS

In her second year of college in Curtis, Maddy Carr settled into her comfort zone outdoors on the range.

Often, she rides vast rangeland as cattle graze pastures in Hayes and Frontier Counties. Or, at the shooting range of the Curtis Gun Club.

Both are settings where Aggie students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture learn, work, compete and bond with classmates.

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Aggie student athletes from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture practiced for the ACUI National Clay Target Championships with a 2-day workout in New Mexico.  From left, Emily Miller, Cooper Mazza, Kaden Bryant, Trevor Barnhart, Kamren Sitzman, Maddy Carr and Nathaly Dragoo. (Taylor / NCTA)
Aggie trap team aims high Tuesday, March 22, 2022

By NCTA News

Emily Miller has been competing as a student athlete recently in three states.

So have her teammates on the Shotgun Sports Team at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Miller, a first-year veterinary technician student and vice president of the Aggie team, calls Norton, Kansas home. Miller has been aiming at sporting clays on ranges in Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas.

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 The Student Senate at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture represents Aggie clubs, teams, and student organizations on campus. Representatives are selected by their peers. Sixteen Aggies are involved this week in a long-range planning session at NCTA. (Photo by Eric Reed / NCTA)
NCTA plans for students, growth Tuesday, March 1, 2022

NCTA Dean’s Message by Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

When I officially started my first day as the new dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture on June 15, 2020, our nation’s higher education system faced great unknowns.

We knew, however, that NCTA at Curtis was the only campus in the University of Nebraska system operating with in-person classes that summer. Two dozen Veterinary Technician students and their instructors were ready for opening day, also on June 15.

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The NCTA Crops Judging Team recently traveled to Texas for a collegiate contest. NCTA won the 2-year college division. (Ramsdale / NCTA)
FFA, Crops, Women in Ag Tuesday, February 22, 2022

NCTA Dean’s Message by Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

It is National FFA Week.  We are appreciative and proud of all FFA members.

We pay special tribute to the agricultural educators across America, and particularly to the graduates of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Our NCTA Crops Judging Team won the 2-year college division in a contest Saturday at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.  The team members swept the individual placings, 1-2-3-4. Congratulations, Aggies and Professor Brad Ramsdale.

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Officers with the Shotgun Sports Team are among student leaders at the NCTA Aggie campus. (George Hipple Photography / NCTA)
NCTA Recap for 2021 – Part 1 Monday, January 3, 2022

NCTA Dean’s Message by Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

The year of 2021 was both successful and eventful at the Aggie campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Here’s a brief recap of the first six months:

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The NCTA Aggie Shotgun Sports Team wrapped up its fall season at ACUI Upper Midwest Championships. From left, Emily Miller, Kaden Bryant, Trey Barnhart, Kamren Sitzman and Cooper Mazza. (Jennifer Miller for NCTA)
Aggies season finale from Heartland Tuesday, November 2, 2021

By NCTA News

Five members of the Shotgun Sports Team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture competed over the weekend at Heartland Shooting Park west of Grand Island.

Aggie competitors were Cooper Mazza of Potter, Trey Barnhart of McCook, Kamren Sitzman of McCook, Kaden

Bryant of Firth, and Emily Miller of Norton, Kansas.

Coach Alan Taylor said overall, the team shot well in skeet and sporting clays. The final match of the fall season was Saturday and Sunday in the ACUI Upper Mid-West Championship.

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