Kelly Bruns, Ph.D., is the interim dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. His doctorate is in animal science and research. He is director of the University of Nebraska's West Central Research & Extension Center at North Platte.
We are forging NCTA’s future Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019                                                         

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

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The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis has launched a national search for a new dean. (Photo by Craig Chandler/University Communication)
NCTA announces national dean search Monday, December 9, 2019

For release Dec. 9, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – The University of Nebraska has launched a national search for the next Dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

“The university is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and entrepreneurial individual in technical agriculture and higher education who will provide intellectual and strategic leadership for the college in Curtis,” said Michael Boehm, vice president of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska.

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NCTA Aggie students met Farm Bureau president Steve Nelson of Axtell (third from right) on Monday. Attendees from NCTA were, from left, Jacob Jenkins, Gilberto Herrera, Clade Anderson, Tucker Hodsden and Dr. Brad Ramsdale. (Farm Bureau photo)
Collegiate Farm Bureau at 2019 conference Monday, December 9, 2019

Dec. 9, 2019

By NCTA News

KEARNEY, Neb. – Four members of Collegiate Farm Bureau from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis got a glimpse of member advocacy and policy development at a state convention in Kearney this week.

"This was my first time experiencing this great event,” freshman Jacob Jenkins of Mitchell said about the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation’s annual conference.

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Lynda and Ted Carter visited the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture on November 3 for a public forum. (Crawford/NCTA News)
Carter confirmed University of Nebraska president Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dec. 5, 2019

By University of Nebraska

The Board of Regents voted today to confirm Walter “Ted” Carter, VADM (Ret.), as the eighth president of the University of Nebraska system.

Carter, the immediate past superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy whose tenure included records in graduation rates and student diversity and a top national ranking by Forbes Magazine, will begin transition work as NU’s president-elect on Dec. 16. He will assume overall leadership on Jan. 1, succeeding Interim President Susan Fritz, Ph.D.

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Commit to Complete ---   The University of Nebraska has one commencement each May for graduates with associate degrees or certificates earned through the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. (NCTA File photo)
Aggies Commit to Complete Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dec. 5, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

A successful college student is one who receives a diploma, certificate or credentials after months or years of dedicated studies.

Then, with the title of graduate and alumnus, that individual enters the workforce educated and prepared for a career.

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Cj Monheiser of Hershey was named Aggie of the Month for November. Here, he is chuteside processing cattle at the NCTA Farm. (Photo by D. Wellman/NCTA student)
Hershey cowboy is November Aggie Monday, December 2, 2019

Dec. 2, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Cattle feeding and livestock chores are among the internship and work duties for college student CJ Monheiser.

The Hershey, Nebraska, native is the Aggie of the Month at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis where he majors in livestock industry management.

Now a sophomore, Monheiser will graduate in May with an associate of applied science degree. A college internship this summer led him to Adams Land & Cattle in Broken Bow.

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Three NCTA Ranch Horse team members competed recently at CoWN Winterfest in Loveland. From left are Madisyn Cutler of Elsie, Annie Bassett of Ogallala, and Damian Wellman of Prairie View, Kansas. (Jessica Burghardt/NCTA photo)
Aggies show ranch horses in Colorado Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Nov. 27, 2019                                                                                        

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NCTA students Aaliyah Segura of Scottsbluff, left, and Courtney Anderson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, enjoy a Thanksgiving meal at Aggie Dining before their holiday break. (Photo by NCTA student Annie Bassett)
A season of gratitude Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Nov. 26, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture!

We are thankful for the bounty of agriculture, education, families, friends and the generosity of our neighbors in Frontier County.

Our college is grateful for the kind, respectful and caring individuals who surround us each day. You can imagine that students who are far from home, in particular, and who do not get a chance to return home very often certainly miss their close friends and loved ones.

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NCTA livestock Aggies at Range Symposium  Back row, Avery Bermel, Randolph; Luci Overweg, White Lake, S.D.; Jacob Jenkins, Mitchell; Jo Cee Johnston, Royal; Alan Taylor, Curtis.  Front row, l-r, Ellie Sandberg, Stratton; Jake Jenkins, Kimball; Libby Fraser, DVM; Ashley Connell, Newport; and Tasha King, instructor.  Not pictured is Lauren Nichols of Scottsbluff. (Crawford/NCTA News)
Aggies at beef cow college Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Nov. 26, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A national beef industry slogan – “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner” could have been the theme last week for students and faculty at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The NCTA Aggies who attended a four-state Range Beef Cow Symposium in Mitchell, Nebraska, definitely consumed their share of beef at the dining table and from educational sessions.

Eight animal science students from NCTA joined their Feeds and Feeding instructor Tasha King for the 2 ½ -day symposium.

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Wet, heavy snow during a snowstorm in April, 2017, broke a large treelimb at the NCTA campus. (NCTA photo)
Campus closed for winter weather Monday, November 25, 2019

November 25, 2019

For immediate release

CURTIS – Classes are cancelled for Tuesday, November 26 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

Business offices will be closed also, but essential services will be provided.

Due to the impending winter storm and hazardous driving conditions across the state as forecast on Monday, no classes will be conducted on Tuesday. Wednesday is a student holiday in advance of the Thanksgiving break.

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