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Macy Zentner, front left, and Vanessa Herrera, front right, gather at NCTA’s Ag Hall with Glenn Jurgens Memorial Scholarship Committee representatives Pam Jurgens, center, Jon Schroeder and NCTA Dean Larry Gossen. (Annie Bassett / NCTA News photo)
Jurgens Scholars in Class of ‘22 Monday, May 2, 2022

By NCTA News

Vanessa Herrera of Lexington and Macy Zentner of Cedar Rapids appreciate the couple who sponsor a memorial scholarship each year at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The two Aggies graduate with the NCTA Class of 2022 Thursday, and for two years were beneficiaries of the Glenn Jurgens Memorial Scholarship sponsored by George and Carole Garlick of Richland, Washington.

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he NCTA Ranch Horse Team toured the AQHA headquarters in Amarillo during the 2022 Collegiate Ranch and Stock Horse National Championships. Back row, Coach Jo Hergenreder, Macy Zentner, Devry Bellomy, Emma Hollenback, Kirstin Cawthra. Front row, Emma Yarolimek, Ayden Long, Connor Crumbliss, Cauy Bennett, Jessica Burghardt, and Gwen Olberding. (NCTA RHT photo)
Ranch horse team places fifth at Amarillo Monday, May 2, 2022

By NCTA News

The Aggie Ranch Horse Team from NCTA in late April brought home a fifth place among college teams at national championships in Texas.

Eight Aggie students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture competed at the Hughes Ranch Trailers Collegiate Ranch and Stock Horse National Championships in Amarillo.

They placed fifth among the Division I teams, said Animal Science Professor and Coach Jo Hergenreder.

Nationals are the pinnacle for the Ranch Horse Team athletes.

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The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture had graduation outdoors for the Class of 2021. The 2022 ceremony on Thursday will be at the Curtis Memorial Community Center. (NCTA Photo)
Aggies of 2022 to graduate Thursday Friday, April 29, 2022

UPDATED May 2, 2022

By NCTA News

The Aggie Class of 2022 will assemble 76 graduates Thursday at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Associate degrees and 1-year certificates will be conferred by University of Nebraska Vice President Mike Boehm.

He will be joined by University of Nebraska Regent Bob Phares and NCTA Dean Larry Gossen.

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Horses and riders from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis gather in a pasture where a college cow herd grazed in summer of 2017. Students value the mentors and close relationships they forge with agricultural families during their years at NCTA. (Mary Crawford photo / NCTA archives)
Connected by the land, family, agricultural roots Wednesday, April 27, 2022

NCTA Dean’s Message by Dr. Larry Gossen

This week is bittersweet. Our NCTA Class of 2022 will be graduating next Thursday, May 5

Students who faced adversity with a global pandemic during their spring semester as high school seniors. The Class of 2020 didn’t get to enjoy public celebrations and a high school commencement.

Young people, 17 or 18 years old, faced an unknown. That August, they came to Curtis to attend college at NCTA. They were brave, but not necessarily without apprehension.

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Congressman Adrian Smith will deliver commencement remarks May 5 to the Class of 2022 at the University of Nebraska's College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.
NCTA Commencement is May 5, Rep. Adrian Smith will keynote Friday, April 22, 2022

By NCTA News

The 2022 Commencement at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis is Thursday, May 5.

The agricultural college, the sole two-year campus of the University of Nebraska, will confer associate degrees and certificates to 76 Aggie students in the ceremony, said Larry Gossen, NCTA dean.

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Aggie student ambassador Clayton Runkle gave a tour in October to students from Lexington, describing Animal Science and Equine Industry Management programs at the NCTA Livestock Teaching Center. (George Hipple / NCTA Photo)
Invest time to college scholarships Tuesday, April 19, 2022

NCTA Dean’s Message by Dr. Larry Gossen

One best way to gain financial traction for college is do the work required for scholarships, campus work-study, and federal aid.

This can be a topic that many young people avoid. That is leaving money on the table, frankly.

It does take time, dedication, some patience, and plenty of research. But, in the end, scholarship applications and seeking letters of recommendation from respected educators, employers and leaders will pay off.

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Ellile Stohlmann is a student athlete and studies Agricultural Education at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Clark / NCTA photo)
Student athlete studies Agricultural Education Tuesday, April 19, 2022

By NCTA News

Ellie Stohlmann, a rodeo athlete at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, has received a scholarship in memory of a fallen U.S. Marine who loved the sport of rodeo.

In March, the Hunter HD Hogan Foundation awarded the $1,000 scholarship to Stohlmann. She is a member of the NCTA Rodeo Team and competes in barrels and team roping.

The Ashland native is majoring in Agricultural Education at NCTA. In January 2023, she transfers her teaching program to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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The Aggie Rodeo Team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture has its final Spring rodeo in Lincoln, Nebraska May 6-7. (Photo by J.R. Clark / NCTA Rodeo)
Aggies prep for Spring rodeo at UNL Tuesday, April 19, 2022

UPDATED: April 27, 2022

By NCTA NEWS

Adverse weather forecasts for South Dakota postponed the April 22-23 Black Hills State University Rodeo for a week to April 29-30.

The Aggie Rodeo Team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agricultured will compete with four Aggie athletes, said Aggie Coach Jaden Clark.

Nathan Burnett of Shelton rides saddle broncs; Ellie Stohlmann of Ashland team ropes and races barrels, and Calli Bauer of Arcadia is in team roping and breakaway roping. Taylor Hendrix of Holyoke, Colorado will compete in barrel racing.

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Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture students at their TAPS sprinkler irrigation corn field at North Platte. (Brad Ramsdale photo / NCTA)
Aggies gain in TAPS contest Friday, April 15, 2022

The old line about a farmer out standing in his (or her) field is no joke for agronomy students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Aggie students of NCTA Agronomy Professor Brad Ramsdale participated in 2020 and 2021 in a University of Nebraska-Lincoln competition called Testing Ag Performance Solutions.

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The Ranch Horse Team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture hosted the 2022 Punchy in Pink Spring Roundup in McCook. The April 8-10 show drew more than 100 exhibitors. (NCTA RHT photo)
Ranch Horse Team wins at McCook; next up in Texas Friday, April 15, 2022

By NCTA News

Hosts of the recent Punchy in Pink Spring Roundup in McCook rode away as collegiate champions of their annual ranch and stock horse contest.

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Ranch Horse Team won among four colleges.

Jo Hergenreder, NCTA professor and coach, deemed the 2022 Spring Roundup show a huge success.

"This year was as smoothly run as any we have hosted thus far, all in all due to the students’ efforts and all of our supporters such as Slidin Daze Enterprises and the AQHA,” Hergenreder said of two stock horse member entities.

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