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Professor Joanna Hergenreder meets with members of the NCTA Ranch Horse Team during a practice session in the indoor arena of Livestock Teaching Center on campus.  (Emily Grote photo / NCTA News
Spring brings Aggie rewards Wednesday, April 14, 2021

NCTA Dean's Message

By Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

An old football field at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a wonderful open, green space across from Agriculture Hall.

Looking out from the second- and third-floor classrooms and offices of Ag Hall, I can envision a venue which once hosted hundreds of football games, graduations, and public celebrations of the “Curtis Aggies.”

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Aggieland pasture at the NCTA Farm is where students share in spring calving duties. (Photo by Emily Grote / NCTA News)
Spring with the Aggies Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

By NCTA Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

Campus is alive with the freshness of Spring!

Signs of seasonal activities are everywhere for Aggies at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Here are a few observations this first week of April:

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Aggie clubs and teams at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are represented on the NCTA Student Senate, gathered here on the steps of the historic Agriculture Hall. (Annie Bassett / NCTA Photo)
A voice for Aggies Thursday, March 11, 2021

By NCTA Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

James Lee appreciates the leadership skills he gained as an FFA member at Sutherland High School.

Now, in his second semester as a college freshman in Curtis at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, the agribusiness major and former Sutherland Sailor is leading the Aggie student body.

He was elected vice president of NCTA Student Senate last fall when he attended the Senate’s organizational meeting, as a first-year representative of the NCTA Business Club.

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NCTA Stock Dog Club members will host public this weekend. (Photo by Annie Bassett / NCTA))
Monthly stock dog trials begin Feb. 20-21 Wednesday, February 10, 2021

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Stock dogs and livestock take to the arena this weekend on Feb. 20-21 for the first public trial of the 2021 season at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Due to severely cold weather, the trial had to be moved from Feb. 13-14.

Dog handlers meet at 8:30 a.m. daily at the heated, indoor arena of the NCTA Livestock Teaching Center in Curtis. Contests starting at 9 a.m. are open to spectators, free of charge.

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NCTA Stock Dog Team members recently traveled to a two-day trial at the Rose Ranch in Salina, Oklahoma. From left, Breauna Derr, Chris Reynolds, Darci Reimers, sponsor Leighlynn Obermiller, Trevin Arnold, Dharian Ahrens, and Michael Comstock. (NCTA Photo)
Aggies to Oklahoma with stock dogs Monday, November 16, 2020

Nov. 16, 2020

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Five students and their dogs with the NCTA Stock Dog Team in Curtis recently competed in a stock dog trial at the Rose Ranch in Salina, Oklahoma.

The experience was a learning opportunity for five who competed and for a freshman who accompanied the group, said Leighlynn Obermiller, faculty member at the Veterinary Technology Systems division of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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This week’s Aggie Club Highlight comes to us from the Stock Dog Club. (Photo by Annie Bassett, NCTA)
Stock Dog Club, Aggie Club Highlight Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Nov. 11, 2020

By Malina Lindstrom, student writer

This week’s Aggie Club Highlight comes to us from the Stock Dog Club. Read on to learn about this organization from their first-year president, Aubrey Kelley.

What is Stock Dog Club, and who are the members? How many members do you have?

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Aggie Rodeo Team ended its fall season in September yet the students meet for rodeo seminar twice weekly to hone their skills. Competition resumes next spring. (Emma Bassler / NCTA Rodeo)
Measuring Aggie advantages Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

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

Financial savings when applying for college classes don’t get much better than a current opportunity at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Cost of education is reduced through the University of Nebraska system for students seeking admission to NCTA and three other NU campuses. Here in Curtis, NCTA applicants can consider three incentives:

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Canines lead the Fall Festival parade entry for the NCTA Stock Dog Club. (NCTA photo)
NCTA is small town, USA Wednesday, September 23, 2020

By Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.  

Happiness really is small town living. As newcomers to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Fay and I were able to experience the theme of this year’s Fall Festival in the Curtis City Park.  As we took in many of the weekend festivities, we agreed that we are truly blessed to be living in Curtis where we can experience small town living at its best.

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NCTA “Aggie of the Year” CJ Monheiser of Hershey, Nebraska, at right, competed at the National Western Stock Dog Trials at Denver in January, with his dog, Addie. (NCTA / XP Ranch Photography)
Hershey cowboy is Aggie of the Year Friday, May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

By Mary Crawford. NCTA News 

CURTIS, Neb. – Clayton “CJ” Monheiser led his Class of 2020 as the Aggie of the Year in graduating from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The livestock management major, a humble cowboy from Hershey, Nebraska, would likely cite friendships forged and his work with cattle, horses, and stock dogs as Aggie highlights.

To his classmates, teachers and campus administrators, however, they enjoy and appreciate his ethics, personality and can-do attitude.

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First-year veterinary technology students attend radiology lecture by Department Chair Barb Berg on Wednesday at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Photo by M. Crawford / NCTA)
NCTA Discovery Day is March 2 in Curtis Thursday, February 20, 2020

Feb. 20, 2020

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – High school students seeking unique learning opportunities as part of their academic portfolio in college are invited to “Discovery Day” on March 2 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

“Our Aggie students and professors always enjoy Discovery Day – a day filled with tours, conversations and fun – as they share their experiences in agriculture and veterinary technology studies at NCTA,” said Jennifer McConville, NCTA associate dean.

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