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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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Aggie Shotgun Sports team members from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are identified by NCTA vests. They shot last weekend in a match at Heartland Shooting Park near Grand Island. Coach Alan Taylor is second from left. (Photo by Kaden Bryant / NCTA)
Aggies vie in shotgun match Tuesday, October 12, 2021

By NCTA News

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

Kaden Bryant of Firth led the team with 339 points in five events, trap, skeet, double skeet, sporting clays and super sporting clays. His best event was skeet with 97 of 100.

Cooper Mazza of rural Potter led the team with 46 out of 50 in super sporting clays and posted 310 points overall.

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Trey Barnhart aims at clay targets with Aggie teammates and Coach Taylor watching. (Photo by Shotgun Sports athlete McKenna Darby)
Aggies take aim at Brainard Monday, October 4, 2021

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The Aggies of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture traveled to Brainard for a weekend sporting clays match hosted by Concordia University Nebraska.

The Shotgun Sports student athletes met with tough competition in the field of 11 colleges, said Aggie Coach Alan Taylor.

Kaden Bryant of Firth led the Aggies with 240 out of 300 points. His teammates were Trey Barnhart, McCook; Kamren Sitzman, McCook, Abbey Paul, North Platte and McKenna Darby, Pleasanton.

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The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Shotgun Sports Team hosted the Prairie Circuit Conference Classic at North Platte recently. More than 200 contestants competed. Conference Champion Female Emily Miller is third from right. (NCTA photo)
NCTA athlete wins conference title Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – College shotgun sports athletes from six states competed last weekend at the Prairie Circuit Conference Classic at the Lincoln County Wildlife Gun Club near North Platte.

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis hosted more than 200 contestants for three days of field competitions in skeet, double skeet, trap, double trap, and sporting clays.

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NCTA recruits with a hay bale at the Frontier County Fair in Stockville – with a 4-H rocketry project theme. (NCTA Photo / Gaylene Stinman)
Celebrating 4-H and our Aggies Monday, September 27, 2021

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

Each week is a significant one at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Our students are engaged in academics and campus activities which emphasize their interests in agriculture and veterinary technology.

This next week carries double significance as we observe National 4-H Week on Oct. 3 to 9.

In the midst of the observance is our first Discovery Day for prospective students on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

National 4-H Week

The theme for the 2021 4-H Week is “Find your Spark.”

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The NCTA Shotgun Sports Team will host athletes from nine states at North Platte Friday through Sunday. Recently, Aggies competing at Lincoln were (from left) Cooper Mazza, Kaden Bryant, Trey Barnhart, and Emily Miller, with Coach Alan Taylor. (NCTA photo)
Aggies to host Prairie Circuit Meet Monday, September 20, 2021

By NCTA News

College athletes from nine states will compete this weekend in the Prairie Circuit Conference contests for shotgun sports in skeet, sporting clays and trap.

More than 200 contestants from 14 colleges are registered, said Alan Taylor of Curtis, coach of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Shotgun Sports Team.

For the third year, the NCTA Aggies will host competitions over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Lincoln County Wildlife Gun Club near Lake Maloney south of North Platte.

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