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NCTA is host to a daylong symposium Saturday on the sheep and goat industry.
Sheep, goat meeting at NCTA is November 2 Sunday, October 27, 2019

Oct. 27, 2019

By Nebraska Extension and NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Livestock producers interested in Nebraska’s goat and sheep industry are encouraged to attend a Saturday conference at NCTA.

The Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers are hosting their 2019 meetings at the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, starting with registration at 9:30 a.m.

NCTA will host the meeting for the NSGP members and general public at the Everett Stencel Livestock Teaching Center, said Kelly Bruns, Ph.D., NCTA interim dean.

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NCTA Collegiate Cattlemen and Women in Ag students support the beef industry as volunteers in serving at the Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit. This year, they will serve the afternoon and evening of Saturday, August 31st. (NCTA photo)
Aggies at Nebraska State Fair Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 22, 2019

By NCTA News

The “Aggies from Curtis” are helping the Nebraska State Fair celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The annual 10-day event in Grand Island kicks off Friday (August 23) with opening ceremonies observing 150 years of showcasing Nebraska agriculture.

Students and volunteers from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will be at the fair for numerous activities and contests which conclude on Labor Day.

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Border collie Gryff and four members of the NCTA Stock Dog Team are, from left: Breauna Derr of Friend, Emily Hubbell of Lexington, Alexandra Hazuka of McDonald, Kansas, and Kaytie Henrickson of Norton. (NCTA photo)
Aggie dog demo in Kansas Saturday, August 10, 2019

August 10, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A demonstration of working stock dogs was a hit at the Norton County Fair recently in Kansas.

Student members of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Stock Dog Team were hosted by Kaytie Henrickson, an NCTA student from Norton.

The Aggies and their dogs showed the audience at the outdoor arena about how dogs can be used for safe, low-stress and efficient handling of sheep and cattle.

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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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NCTA agricultural education major Kayla Mues of Cambridge visits with high school friends, Megan and Kyleigh, to her left, with Rylee and Taylor, to her right during a District 11 FFA contest in Curtis. Kayla is among NCTA Aggies assisting at FFA convention and contests in Lincoln this week. (Jocelyn Kennicutt / NCTA News photo)
Aggies around the state and nation Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019

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

Aggies of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are learning by doing in Curtis and also in locations across the country, including Lincoln, Omaha, Texas, Wyoming, and, Kentucky.

Our campus in Curtis is filled with students who are concentrating their studies in our specialties of agriculture and veterinary technology.

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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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NCTA students gave a stock dog demonstration in February at the Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic in Kearney. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA to host weekend stock dog contest Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A final livestock stock dog trial for the season will be Saturday and Sunday at the indoor arena of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Stock dogs owned and trained by NCTA students will be competing in a collegiate class on April 6-7, said Judy Bowmaster-Cole, faculty advisor for the NCTA Stock Dog Team.

Other divisions are open to any competitors. Action begins both days at 8 a.m. at the Livestock Teaching Center.

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NCTA student Baleigh Miller and Dave move cattle in Denver last month. Working stock dogs will be featured Sunday at Kearney. (Photo credit to XP Ranch Photography)
Cattle dog work on display Sunday Friday, February 15, 2019

By NCTA News

 CURTIS, Neb. – Stock dogs and their owners from southwestern Nebraska will provide a public demonstration of cattle handling savvy on Sunday in Kearney.

The Outback Stock Dog Association and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Stock Dog Team will be in the livestock arena of the Buffalo County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 17.

“The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic is excited to work with Ed Merritt and Kelly Popp of the Outback group and the students at NCTA in Curtis this Sunday,” said Ronette Bush-Heinrich, NCC coordinator.

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Emily Hubbell of Lexington is a member of the NCTA Stock Dog Club and boards Kota at the campus dog kennel. (Angela Crouse photo for NCTA News)
Avenues for NCTA Aggies Wednesday, February 6, 2019

 

Feb. 6, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. - The road to college education in Curtis, Nebraska, is a two-way street. Often the travels made by a student to their farm, ranch or home residence involve a pickup truck.

That is because we are a rural campus at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, serving the needs of our NCTA Aggie students who are studying agriculture and veterinary technology programs.

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A student study group at NCTA’s Veterinary Technology program. (Kennicutt / NCTA News photo)
Animals, NCTA Farm and Aggie studies Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Jan. 23, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

It is winter in southwest Nebraska! Cold weather and some slick road conditions again greeted students returning to campus in this third week of classes at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Some of our NCTA Aggies had gone home for the longer three-day weekend, while others stayed and worked on campus or in the area, and a few participated at livestock shows in Denver at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.

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