A high school Ag Honors student helps with NCTA farm chores Wednesday morning, (McConville / NCTA photo)
A unique summer experience Wednesday, June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019                                                         

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

Summer sessions are in full swing with veterinary technology students back on campus.

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Students check out the new crop planter at the NCTA farm in Curtis. (Cy Cannon / NCTA News)
NCTA to host two New Student days Saturday, June 8, 2019

June 8, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – New students who will be attending the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture this fall can attend sessions on June 18 or July 16 to prepare for moving onto campus in late August.

“We are expecting 34 of our incoming students to participate in New Student Enrollment for this second session on Tuesday, June 18,” said Tina Smith, NCTA admissions coordinator.

A first NSE session was in April, and the third opportunity is July 16.

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NCTA Dean Ron Rosati leads a campus tour below the huge trees near Ag Hall in 2014. (NCTA photo)
Evening Tree Walk is June 18 at NCTA Wednesday, June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019

By NCTA News and NE Forest Service

An evening “campus tree walk” will be Tuesday, June 18 at the University of Nebraska’s agricultural campus in Curtis so the public can learn more about tree and plant care.

Horticulturalist Tee Bush is hosting “Coffee with a Forester” and welcomes Nebraska Forest Service Southwest District Forester Rachel Allison to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture for the tour.

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CCPE guests hosted May 29 by NCTA Dean Ron Rosati (far left) include front row, CCPE staff Mike Wemhoff, Mike Baumgartner, and Helen Pope, Commissioner Mary Lauritzen, West Point; Kathleen Fimple, CCPE, Commissioners Gwenn Aspen and Deborah Frison, both Omaha. (Back row) Commissioners John Bernthal, Lincoln, and Paul Von Behren, Fremont; CCPE Gary Timm and J. Ritchie Morrow, and Commissioners Colleen Adam, Hastings, W. Scott Wilson, Plattsmouth, and Ron Hunter, Hay Springs. (NCTA News)
The view from campus Monday, June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019                                                           

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

Welcome to the month of June and the beautiful landscaping of our agricultural campus!

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NCTA veterinary technology professor Judy Bowmaster-Cole instructed students on the proper administration of vaccine to adult goats as members of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission on Postsecondary Education observed the class. (Crawford/NCTA News)
Education team tours Aggie campus Thursday, May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – They came to college prepared to work, ask questions, learn, and weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.

Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission on Postsecondary Education brought appointed members and staff to Curtis on Wednesday, making their first official visit in nearly a decade to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Their role:  to see first-hand the programs, facilities and mission of the University of Nebraska’s two-year campus which specializes in agriculture and veterinary technology.

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Hunter Lee of Chapman, at left, and Bailey Fleischman of Tekamah are recent graduates who participated in the NCTA Heifer Link program. (Crawford/NCTA News)
Graduates earn more than diploma Thursday, May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019                                                                     

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CUSP student Yvonne Ingabire receives safety instructions before operating a power saw in a construction class taught by Roy Cole. He designed a sheep shed which students are building for the NCTA campus farm. (Crawford/NCTA News)
Year-round programs at NCTA Thursday, May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

By Associate Dean Jennifer McConville

CURTIS, Neb. - The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture we can offer educational programming nearly year-round because of partnerships with Nebraska Extension and other educational organizations.

As a two-year college within the University of Nebraska system, NCTA’s academic year matches that of the other four University campuses.  We are a two semester system, beginning before Labor Day, and concluding in early May.

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NCTA alumnus Anson Nielsen of Minden describes a new 6-row planter to NCTA students when he delivered it to campus in April. (NCTA Photo)
Technology goes to the field Friday, May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Agronomy students at NCTA now have “the latest and greatest” of modern field technology.

With the delivery last month of a new no-till planter, applied learning at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis took a giant leap forward, says the NCTA alumnus who built the fully-equipped 6-row planter.

Anson Nielsen, a 1999 graduate of NCTA’s Agricultural Production Systems program, is a Minden-area farmer and owner of Nielsen Ag Equipment.

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Damiann Wellman of Prairie View, Kansas, was named the 2019 Aggie of the Year. He is a livestock management major. (Crawford/NCTA News)
Kansas cowboy is NCTA Aggie of the Year Monday, May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – To ranchers and agricultural college students, the 2019 Aggie of the Year in Curtis, Nebraska, would be considered a ‘top hand.’

Damian Wellman of Prairie View, Kansas was named the Aggie of the Year by the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in an awards ceremony in May.

Wellman, a third-year livestock management major, is serving his summer internship at a ranch in Wyoming, the ideal spot for an avid horseman.

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Shelly Daffer, left, and Shelly Witt share memories at the 2018 Aggie Alumni banquet. The 2019 meeting is June 22 in Broken Bow. (Crawford/NCTA News)
Alumni partners boost NCTA Aggie success Monday, May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

The Aggie Alumni Association of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is gathering for its annual meeting and banquet on Saturday, June 22.

Alumni are encouraged to attend in Broken Bow at the Nebraska One Box Convention Center.

Members and guests will celebrate another successful year for our NCTA students, the campus and the alumni of the 106 years that this institution has been educating Nebraskans and others.

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