Aggie students and Nebraska producers can participate in the 2020 Sorghum Symposium Thursday, Jan. 30 at the NCTA campus. (NCTA photo)
Sorghum symposium is Jan. 30 Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January 21, 2020

Grain sorghum producers are encouraged to attend the 2020 Sorghum Symposium hosted Thursday, January 30 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center.

The symposium is sponsored by the Nebraska Sorghum Producers Association, with the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board and Nebraska Extension.

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The NCTA Aggies evaluated bulls at Ruggles Angus near McCook in early January. (Smith/NCTA Photo)
Aggies compete at Denver Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Jan. 21, 2020

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

The NCTA livestock judging team braved cold weather in pre-contest workouts in early January, and their efforts paid off last week in Denver.

The sophomore team brought home a 12th place in judging carloads of cattle at the National Western Stock Show. It was the highest rank for the team in recent history, said coach Doug Smith.

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Aggie friends gather in this photo from spring, 2019 at the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Interim Dean Kelly Bruns announced academic honors for the fall semester on Monday. (Cy Cannon photo credit /NCTA)
NCTA names Deans List, Honor Roll Tuesday, January 14, 2020

January 14, 2020

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Fourteen students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis had perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the fall semester.

An additional 51 Aggie students were named to the NCTA Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.5-3.99.

“We challenged students in the classroom, laboratories and their academic enhancement activities throughout the fall semester and they met those academic goals,” said NCTA Interim Dean Kelly Bruns.

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Ted Carter became president of the University of Nebraska January 1.
NCTA in Nebraska conversation Friday, January 10, 2020

Jan. 10, 2020

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis is part of the University of Nebraska system. I welcome this special message on behalf all of us at our NCTA campus. ~ Kelly Bruns, NCTA interim dean ~

By Ted Carter

President, University of Nebraska

As students and faculty return for a new semester of classes in Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha and Curtis, I’m reminded again of how lucky I am to be able to serve at a place like the University of Nebraska.

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Trade skills such as wiring an electrical panel for an irrigation system prepare NCTA students for careers in the agriculture industry. (Photo by Cy Cannon/NCTA)
Collegians gain industry experience Thursday, January 9, 2020

Jan. 9, 2020

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Our campus officially soon returns to full swing as students return from their holiday break this weekend and second semester classes begin Monday.

Things had been fairly quiet after final exams and the holiday break started on December 21. However, not everyone was away from campus for the duration of the University break.

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NCTA in Curtis offers agriculture and veterinary technology programs at the two-year campus which is part of the University of Nebraska system. (Cy Cannon/NCTA Photo)
Our Path for 2020 Monday, January 6, 2020

Jan. 2, 2020

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Happy New Year from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture!

Academic success for Aggie students is first and foremost in the New Year of 2020 as second semester classes begin on January 13.

Our campus community has been preparing for several initiatives which directly affect our ability to operate the institution and enhance student performance for the new decade.

Looking ahead, a few highlights are:

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NCTA veterinary technology students apply their large animal care skills in checking on Reba's piglets born at the campus farm during the summer of 2019. Hands-on courses are a hallmark for NCTA (Cy Cannon/NCTA photo)
Educating our NCTA Aggies Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Dec. 24, 2019                                                         

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Season’s greetings from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture!

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Aggie Harley Remington of Danbury enjoys study break snacks at the NCTA Student Activity Center this week. (Annie Bassett/NCTA Photo)
Holiday hat tip to Aggies, friends Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dec. 18, 2019                                                         

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Student leadership and service-oriented mindsets contribute a significant difference to our institution and to the lives of our campus community.

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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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Aggie Alumni Association scholarships were presented to NCTA students Rachelle Uldrich (second left) and Aurora Urwiler (second right) by Wade Shipman, alumni treasurer, and Dan Stehlik, alumni secretary.  (Photo by Morgan Wagner/NCTA)
Aggie Alumni scholarships to Urwiler, Uldrich Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dec. 17, 2019                                                      

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Family ties are paying off for a future agriculture teacher and a veterinary technician who chose to follow a parent’s path to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

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