Cody Flint of Herald, CA, and Dan Stehlik, Ag Mechanics instructor, operating the Fanuc robotic welder.
Another Level of Technology at NCTA Tuesday, March 5, 2024


By Dan Stehlik, Ag Mechanics Instructor

Fourth-semester welding student, Cody Flint has been working the last few weeks with instructor Dan Stehlik to program the robotic welder in the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Welding Department. Once the calibrations were re-installed, various movements and welding instructions could be programmed into the Fanuc arm. Cody has set up patterns for the arm to follow a square, to follow a circle, and then to weld the patterns on a plate of steel.


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Taylor Wilson, an animal science major from Hastings, hangs out with some calves. She has thrived at NCTA with involvement on the Livestock Judging and Rodeo Teams. Watch for a video all about Taylor on our social media this week.
Celebrating Nebraska Agriculture on National Ag Week Wednesday, March 13, 2024

March 13, 2024

By Andela Taylor, NCTA News

As National Ag Week approaches, it's essential to reflect on agriculture's pivotal role in Nebraska's economy and in shaping its identity and future. Agriculture isn't just an industry; it's the heartbeat of our state, embodying resilience, innovation, and community spirit.

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Team members (Nebraska hometowns, unless otherwise listed L – R): Delany Salm (1st year), Kendall, WI; Jay Mintling (1st year), Hayes Center; Wyatt Myers (1st year), McCook, Sean Lucas (1st year), Bailey, CO; Owen Harb (1st year), Grand Island; Tyler Keener (2nd year), Mitchell; Chase Glover (2nd year), Grand Island; and Leah Schutz (1st year), Elwood.
Crops Team Places First Wednesday, February 28, 2024

February 26, 2024

By NCTA News

The NCTA Crops Judging Team opened their season on a high note by placing first in the 2-year college division. The competition was held on Saturday, February 24, at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, KS.


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NCTA Faculty Kelley Duggan and Alan Taylor lead students on our beautiful Leu Ranch in Hayes County. (P/C M. Carr))
Glowing with Gratitude Tuesday, February 20, 2024

February 19, 2024

By Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I cannot express often enough how grateful I am for the outpouring of support for NCTA during the recent Glow Big Red campaign. The show of support for our students and campus needs by our alums, friends, and supporters continues to excite me.

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Nebraska FFA District 11 students gather in the NCTA student union for lunch during their recent Career Development Event.
FFA Week Ahead Friday, February 16, 2024

February 15, 2024

By NCTA News, Andela Taylor

Get ready for the "Blue Jackets" to be out in full force next week as we celebrate FFA Week from February 17 to 24. FFA as an organization is integral to NCTA in so many ways. It aligns perfectly with our academic pathways in agriculture, animal science, and related fields.

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Show your Aggie love and support students during Glow Big Red February 14 - 15.
Let's Glow All In for NCTA! Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Love and generosity are in the air! Glow Big Red — 24 Hours of Aggie Giving is from noon to noon on Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is counting on you. Will you be our Valentine?

We hope to raise vital funding to ensure our students receive an exceptional education and have a life-changing experience in Curtis.

Wondering how you can show us your love during Glow Big Red?

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Jason Speck, FFA advisor at Chase County High School with Morel Jurado, an agribusiness major, pictured here celebrating Morel’s American Degree achievement.
Happy CTE Month! Friday, February 9, 2024

February 6, 2024,

Happy Career and Technical Education Month! 

By Associate Dean, Jennifer McConville, Ed.D.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for the workforce in many industries and occupations. Our academic programs in agriculture and veterinary technology at NCTA provide the needed knowledge and skills in high demand.

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Chase Glover of Grand Island, Nebraska, is studying agronomy at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.
Chase Glover Plants the Seeds Thursday, February 1, 2024

Chase Glover Plants the Seeds for Future Ag Career at NCTA

By Connie White, University of Nebraska Foundation

Chase Glover didn’t think college was for him. He knew he wanted to work in agriculture, but he wasn’t big on school. So, he figured he would go straight into the workforce after graduating from high school in Grand Island, Nebraska.

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December graduates may participate in the commencement ceremony scheduled for May 9, 2024. (Photo by Staci Blomstedt / NCTA News)
December Degrees Awarded Thursday, January 18, 2024

January 17, 2024

By NCTA News

The twelve dedicated Aggie graduates receiving degrees or certificates in December are ready to impact the agriculture and animal health industries. December graduates may choose to walk in the commencement ceremony to be held on May 9, 2024.

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NCTA employees recognized for years of service (from top L - R): Jan Price, Laura Romeo, Jan Gilbert, Roy Cole, Randi Houghtelling, and Anthony Gardner.
Years of Service Awards Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Jan. 8, 2024


By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A total of ninety years of service among six valued staff were celebrated at the recent faculty and staff in-service. The University of Nebraska recognizes employees across Nebraska for their years of service. Dean Larry Gossen presented the 2023 Employee Service Awards to those reaching five-year milestones with a plaque, clock, or other memento provided by the NU system. He noted his gratitude for the longevity of service represented at NCTA.

25 Years:

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