Dr. Brad Ramsdale (right) NCTA agronomy professor and crops team coach, received a national judging and student service award this summer at Twin Falls, Idaho, shown with Dr. Kevin Donnelly, who nominated him.
Ramsdale wins national honor Tuesday, July 30, 2019

July 30, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Dr. Brad Ramsdale, agronomy professor and crops team coach at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, has received a national award for agricultural college professors.

He was recognized with the NACTA Judging and Student Service Award by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) organization. The professional society represents two-year and four-year colleges in agriculture.

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NCTA Dean Ron Rosati
Aggie dean set to retire from NCTA Tuesday, July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019

From NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - Ron Rosati, dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis, plans to retire Aug. 5 from NCTA. Rosati was tapped as head administrator for the University of Nebraska’s sole two-year institution in July 2013.

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Equine students ride a trail down to Aggieland north of the NCTA campus. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
NCTA Aggie trail to success Monday, July 15, 2019

July 16, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. – It takes planning to chart a pack trip on a trail in the wilderness or through growth of tree-covered mountains in the West.

And, most often, the journey includes a detailed map for a safe and rewarding experience whether traveling afoot, or riding by mule or horseback.

Likewise, long-term strategies and charting the best academic course for all of our Aggie students is an important priority at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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NCTA Dean Ron Rosati with vet tech student Jenna Garver of Hastings. (NCTA photo)
Vet Tech student is Aksarben scholar Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Jenna Garver wants to help humans by helping the pets and animals in their lives.

A $2,000 scholarship from the Aksarben Foundation will assist her in reaching that goal as she studies veterinary technology in college.

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Crop development and water use are among topics for the 2019 Agronomy Youth Field Day to be August 7 at NCTA in Curtis.  (Nebraska Extension photo)
Crops and water on tap for field day Monday, July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

By NCTA News and Nebraska Extension

CURTIS, Neb. – The Fourth annual Agronomy Youth Field Day begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7 at the Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center in Curtis.

Youth ages 9 to 18 years old, and adults and families, are encouraged to attend this free field day presented by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, said Kathy Burr, extension educator in Frontier County.

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Paige Twohig and Lucas Kolterman received "Leave Your Mark" awards from the Aggie Alumni Association, presented by NCTA alumnus and instructor Dan Stehlik. (NCTA Photo)
Hats off to Aggie Alumni and Team NCTA Monday, July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019 

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. – Our celebratory air of early July includes an appreciative summer salute to several outstanding alumni, partners and the staff of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

First, I extend a tip of the hat to volunteer leaders of the Aggie Alumni Association. A special salute to retiring president Dave Mehaffey of Bellwood and Burwell for a fine two-year term.

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NCTA irrigation technology and agribusiness management major Jarrod Tuttle repairs a tower on an irrigation center pivot. (Courtesy photo)
Investing in an Aggie internship Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July 2, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. - A summer internship can be an important part of a college student’s education.

Faculty supervising student internships report that the job experience provides many benefits. By applying skills in a real-life setting, students develop a greater appreciation and understanding of what they’ve learned on campus.

Students receive more than just learning opportunities, says one professor.

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A CUSP student applies propagation skills in the NCTA greenhouse. (Porter / NCTA photo)
NCTA linkages in Nebraska and around the globe Tuesday, June 25, 2019

June 26, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. - Now that summer is officially upon us and July is around the corner, this week we bid farewell to the 2019 group of NCTA-UNL agricultural scholars.

The 50 students from Rwanda conclude their NCTA experience on Thursday. They will return to the UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources to complete a bachelor’s degree before eventually moving back home to Rwanda.

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Kyle Krantz of Alliance examines plant tissue in the NCTA crops lab. (T. Smith / NCTA photo)
Earning and maintaining college credentials Monday, June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019                                                    

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

When making a decision about which college to attend, parents and students are encouraged to consider the quality of the academic programs offered at various institutions.

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Meeting at the NCTA ag mechanics program in December, 2018, are Associate Dean Jennifer McConville, Claire and Byron Hansen, and NCTA Dean Ron Rosati.
Hansens tap NCTA ag mechanics with gift Monday, June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - Alumnus Gary W. Hansen had a positive experience at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis while attending there in the mid-1970s.

As a result, his family is making certain future generations of students have the same opportunities for success in agriculture.

Improvements underway at the college are made possible with a significant memorial gift from Gary Hansen’s family which they made to the University of Nebraska Foundation.

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