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Aggie Rodeo is a popular competitive team at NCTA. (Craig Chandler / NCTA Photo)
NCTA students and teams grow Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sept. 13, 2017

Dean’s Column by Ron Rosati, PhD

As word spreads about NCTA’s nationally ranked academic programs, students from across the country are responding and enrollment is growing!

Our report on NCTA’s fall enrollment outlines an increase in the number of full-time NCTA students for a fourth year in a row.

For the fall 2017 semester, the college on-campus population grew by four percent. Congratulations, Curtis! We have 255 students taking college classes right here in this community.

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Tara Spatz, left, joins Quenton Anderson, Pierce; Maeson Roberts, Neosho, Missouri; Baily Holt, Bassett; and Rio Whited, North Platte, in competing and volunteering at the Nebraska State Fair on Labor Day. (NCTA photo)
NCTA Aggie Rodeo season underway Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sept. 12, 2017

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - Aggie rodeo athletes from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis are again saddling their horses for rodeo action in the Cornhusker state.

The NCTA Aggie Rodeo Team heads to North Platte for weekend action on Sept. 16-17 where the Great Plains Region teams meet in their second weekend rodeo of National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association action.

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NCTA began fall classes August 21 with 129 new students, 103 freshmen and 26 transfer students. Enrollment for full-time, part-time and transfer students on campus is 255, up 4 percent. (R. Bauman/NCTA Photo)
NCTA enrollment continues climb Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sept. 6, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News                                                                                 

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NCTA Aggies who served at the State Fair Beef Pit, front row, from left, Cole Fiene, Shayla Woracek, Nicole Ackland, Carlee Stutz and Damian Wellman. Back row, from left, Cole McDonald, Cade Francis, Dalton Keller, Garison Fisher, Peyton Grote, Sarah Fitzgerald, Lennae Eisenmenger and Jeremiah Tate. (Bek/NCTA)
Aggies dish up the beef at State Fair Monday, September 11, 2017

Sept. 11, 2017

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - Aggie students with the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture were volunteers at the 2017 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.

The 10-day fair ended Labor Day with NCTA students participating as competitors, volunteers in the livestock and rodeo show rings, and food servers.

Animal Science Professor Terri Jo Bek coordinated a crew of 13 NCTA students to serve beef sandwiches at the Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit.

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NCTA Resident Assistants and Residence Life Manager Ryan Bauman gathered August 18th for a team photo. From left are, Lindse Painter, Bauman, Alyssa Novak, Riley Abbott, Sadie Christensen, Will Kusant, Courtney Allen, Logan Van Anne, Katherine Allen, Chandler Ritchie, Katharine Schudel, Nate Letcher and Kallie Hilker. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Students guide NCTA Residence Life Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aug. 29, 2017

By NCTA News

Campus residence halls at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis have a team of familiar faces guiding student life for the 2017-2018 school year.

A team of 12 students in their second or third year at NCTA are serving as resident assistants in three residence halls on campus, said Jennifer McConville, NCTA associate dean.

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NCTA Dean Ron Rosati on campus on Monday, the first day of fall classes, with students preparing to view the 2017 solar eclipse. (Photo by Tina Smith/NCTA)
Fall semester opens; NCTA ranks 7th in U.S. Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dean’s Column by Ron Rosati, PhD

Just as we started welcoming students to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture for fall semester classes we were notified of a new national ranking for our institution.

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Wade Shipman discusses an agricultural finance seminar with Mary Rittenhouse, division chair of NCTA Agribusiness Management Systems. (Crawford, NCTA News)
Career success ranks high for NCTA grads Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News                                                                    

CURTIS, Neb. – Wade Shipman’s career success is characteristic of Aggie graduates from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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Former State Senator Jim Jones, a Custer County rancher and longtime friend of Mervin Eighmy, views a new welder purchased by NCTA from a Mervin Eighmy Foundation gift to the college at Curtis, and the University of Nebraska Foundation. (Crawford/NCTA News)
NCTA program sparked by welding Wednesday, August 16, 2017

                                            

Aug. 16, 2017

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College alumni teaching in Nebraska high schools include, front row, from left, Dana (Bailey) Hall, McCool Junction; Evey Choat, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge; Siera Meyer, Bruning-Davenport; and Kara Reimers, Anselmo-Merna. Back row, from left, Wade Overturf, Wisner-Pilger; Craig Frederick, Seward; Phil Simpson, Burwell; and Randy Vlasin, Hayes Center. (Courtesy photo)
Ag teachers closing the gap Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Aug. 15, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

When Kara Reimers graduated from high school in 2012, she briefly thought about becoming a teacher but instead started college in animal science at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

This week, she launches her second year teaching high school agricultural education, helping Nebraska gain traction in a field calling for more agriculturalists as teachers and FFA chapter advisors.

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Meredith Cable, animal science assistant professor
Animal scientist joins NCTA faculty Friday, August 11, 2017

Aug. 11, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Beef cattle and animal nutrition are among specialties for a new faculty member at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Meredith (Bremer) Cable of rural Bertrand joins NCTA on Monday as an assistant professor of animal science, and starts work with students as classes begin Aug. 21, said Doug Smith, chair of the NCTA Animal Science and Agricultural Education division.

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