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Aggie students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture enjoyed networking at the 2019 Women in Ag Conference. (NCTA News)
On the road with the Aggies Thursday, February 13, 2020

Feb. 13, 2020

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Each week I look at the calendar and am inspired with the depth of educational programs for our students here on campus at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture as well as the outreach opportunities around the state and beyond.

Take a look at the “upcoming events” and you, too, can see many times for our stakeholders and partners to engage with NCTA Aggies.

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Outback Stock Association leaders and NCTA coaches Kelly Popp of Curtis, far left, and Eddie Merritt of Wellfleet, far right, gather at the National Western Stock Show in Denver with NCTA students Kaytie Henrickson, Breauna Derr, CJ Monheiser, Joli Brown, Alexandra Hazuka, and Emily Hubbell. (Courtesy photo by XP Ranch Photography)
Stock dogs return to Aggie arena Feb. 22-23 Sunday, February 9, 2020

Feb. 9, 2020

Coming from the national stage in Denver last month, the NCTA Stock Dog Team returns to familiar surroundings of their home arena in Frontier County

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Stock Dog Team again joins the Outback Stock Dog Association in hosting a two-day trial at the NCTA campus in Curtis on February 22-23.

“This will be the first trial for one of the dogs I’ve been training,” said Breauna Derr, whose 2-year-old Border Collie Sparky placed eighth in the intermediate contest at the National Western Stock Show cattle dog contest.

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NCTA Safari Club members and guests board their bus for a study tour in Costa Rica. (Chrissy Starkey/NCTA Photo)
Beyond the classroom Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Jan. 29, 2020

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Our agricultural and veterinary technology students are richly blessed with an abundance of educational opportunities through the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture!

Some of those applied learning experiences are beyond the campus classrooms or laboratories of this University of Nebraska institution.

For example, in the past week we’ve had three groups traveling to regional or national agricultural activities which are sponsored by their NCTA team or club.

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The NCTA Stock Dog Team returns to the National Western Stock Show cattle dog trials with six Aggies competing in the Intermediate Division. (NCTA Photo)
Busy January for NCTA Aggies Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Jan. 22, 2020

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Aggies are underway with their second week of spring semester classes at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and I’d like to welcome new students to campus.

We had several students transfer or begin their college career after the break. Welcome to campus, new Aggies!

Our residence halls are filled with students bundled in winter gear and carefully making their way across campus, and when outdoors caring for the NCTA farm’s livestock and horses.

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NCTA Student Senate Officers, left to right, Aileen Reynosa, KayLee Rasmussen, Sarah Campbell and Nicole Wright.  (NCTA photo)
Student leaders at NCTA Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dec. 18, 2019

By NCTA News

Aggies who participate in student clubs and campus organizations have a voice in leadership at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The NCTA Student Senate is comprised of the representatives of the 20 clubs and teams at the agricultural campus, said KayLee Rasmussen of Burwell, Student Senate president.

“Each of the clubs or teams sends a first-year and second-year student to serve on the senate,” said Rasmussen, an animal science major who is secretary of the Aggies Shotgun Sports Team.

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Cj Monheiser of Hershey was named Aggie of the Month for November. Here, he is chuteside processing cattle at the NCTA Farm. (Photo by D. Wellman/NCTA student)
Hershey cowboy is November Aggie Monday, December 2, 2019

Dec. 2, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Cattle feeding and livestock chores are among the internship and work duties for college student CJ Monheiser.

The Hershey, Nebraska, native is the Aggie of the Month at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis where he majors in livestock industry management.

Now a sophomore, Monheiser will graduate in May with an associate of applied science degree. A college internship this summer led him to Adams Land & Cattle in Broken Bow.

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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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Vet tech students in an Animal Care class check a cat's ears. This fall's Pet Spa Day is Saturday. (NCTA file photo)
Pamper your pet at NCTA Saturday, November 9, 2019

Nov. 9, 2019

By Nicole Wright, NCTA student writer

The NCTA Animal Care class will host Pet Spa Day on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterinary Technology Clinic of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Students invite the Curtis and campus community to bring dogs and cats for a bath, nail trim, ear clean, and overall grooming. Owners can drop off pets at the clinic for grooming services and pick up a clean and pampered pet, said Vet Tech professor Barb Berg, LVT, and event coordinator.

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Cattle and stock dogs will be the winning combination Nov. 9-10 at the NCTA Campus with a working stock dog clinic. (NCTA Stock Dog Team photo)
Stock dog clinic starts Saturday Friday, November 8, 2019

Nov. 8, 2019

By NCTA News

College students in Curtis with a livestock dog by their side have more than a companion.

Their canine friend often is a partner in handling livestock such as cattle or sheep.

This weekend, two Kansas dog trainers are featured at a hands-on clinic at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Spectators are invited to attend, to pick up a few tips on stock dogs and meet the NCTA students who comprise the NCTA Stock Dog club and competition team.

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