Tee Bush received the Bruntz Family Teaching Award and Mark Gardner the Excellence in Service Award in presentations made at a staff appreciation luncheon with coworkers and NCTA Dean Ron Rosati. (Hauptman/NCTA Photo)
Tee Bush, Mark Gardner earn NCTA awards Saturday, May 18, 2019

May 18, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. –Excellence and dedication exemplified by the faculty and staff of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are valued traits.

Year-end awards were recently announced at an appreciation luncheon for all campus employees.

An awards selection committee sought individuals who made a difference for the NCTA student body and the entire campus community, said Mary Rittenhouse, agribusiness professor and committee chair.

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Joan and Steve Ruskamp of Dodge, UNSTA alumni from '80 and '76, returned to Curtis for 2019 Commencement where Joan gave a keynote message to graduates. She received an NCTA belt buckle. (NCTA photo)
NSA-UNSA-UNSTA-NCTA Aggie Alumni banquet is June 22 in Broken Bow Thursday, May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019

By NCTA News

BROKEN BOW, Neb. – Aggie alumni are returning to the Nebraska Sandhills for a college reunion weekend in June.

Broken Bow will host graduates, their families and friends of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, and its predecessor, the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture, on June 22-23, said Ann Ramm Bruntz, president-elect of the Aggie Alumni Association.

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Dean Fleer of Pierce (at left) and Bailey Fleischman of Tekamah are now alumni of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Class of 2019. They were among 76 graduates receiving diplomas or certificates on May 2. They are pursuing bachelor's degrees in animal science at UNL in August. (Crawford/NCTA News)
We are appreciative Aggies! Wednesday, May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

It’s been a whirlwind in Curtis as the end of the semester and graduation arrived on May 1 and 2 for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Thank you to all of the community members who helped welcome families and friends of our Class of 2019 graduates.

Everyone speaks of how tight-knit small communities are in rural areas of Nebraska.  It is true!

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Randy Castle of Olathe, Colorado, presented the Chandie Castle Memorial Scholarships on May 1 to Darcy Stewart and Clade Anderson. (NCTA News Photo)
Two honored with Castle Memorial Scholarships Monday, May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Two NCTA students entering their sophomore year of college this fall were recognized at the 2019 Awards Night program on May 1 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Randy Castle of Olathe, Colorado presented Darcy Stewart and Clade Anderson with annual memorial scholarships in honor of his daughter, Chandie, who died in a tragic auto accident in January, 2008.

Chandie had completed course credits for an associate degree in agribusiness, and was set to earn a second degree in production agriculture.

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Chase Stanley, native of Raymond, exemplifies workforce development at NCTA. He graduated May 2 with a certificate in irrigation technology. Chase purchased a home in Shickley and has joined a family business there, Carlson Irrigation, to service center pivots while also working at his uncle’s diversified farm. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Strong workforce from NCTA Tuesday, May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. – Congratulations to our 75 graduates who participated May 2 in the 2019 NCTA graduation!

Commencement culminates the year with a celebration of student success. Creating successful young adults in agriculture and veterinary technology is our mission at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

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At NCTA Commencement on May 2, Aggie graduates listen to Joan Ruskamp advising they pursue their passion and be problem solvers. (NCTA News photo)
NCTA honors Class of 2019 Monday, May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Graduates of the NCTA Class of 2019 were urged to find their passion and be a “problem solver” in their career to achieve success.

Nearly 75 graduates, some as double academic majors at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, received diplomas before a packed gymnasium on May 2 at the Curtis Memorial Community Center.

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NCTA Aggies in top placings at the national contest are, from left, Kyle Krantz, Alliance, 1st in crops; Colbey Luebbe, Seward, 2nd in horticulture; and Seth Racicky, Mason City, 1st in dairy judging. (J. Kennicutt/NCTA News)
NCTA Aggies excel at nationals Monday, May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Thirty two Aggie students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis tested their agricultural knowledge recently at a national collegiate competition in Murray, Kentucky.

Students from NCTA, known as the “Curtis ag school” and the sole two-year campus within the University of Nebraska system, competed in 12 of the 15 events for two-year colleges.

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Inductees present for initiation to Phi Theta Kappa at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis included front, from left: Kelly Gordon, Luke Peters, Jocelyn Kennicutt, Emily Riley, Aurora Urwiler and Alexis Penna. Back row, Morgan Curran, Dean Fleer, Kaylee Hostler, Catherine Ljunggren, Amanda Schmidt, and Kayla Mues. (E. Griffiths / NCTA Photo)
PTK honor society inducts 20 NCTA Aggies Saturday, May 4, 2019

May 4, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Twenty students were inducted Wednesday as new members into the Alpha Iota Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society at  Curtis.

Initiates gathered with current PTK members for the annual candle-lighting installation ceremony at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The academic honorary recognizes academic achievements of students attending a two-year college. It provides opportunities for growth and development through honors, leadership and service.

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2018 PTK academic honorary graduates arrive for NCTA commencement. The public is invited to the 2019 Graduation on Thursday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Curtis. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Salute to the Class of 2019 Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. - Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

This week we celebrate the results of two or more years of hard work by our Aggie students!

I look forward to welcoming guests to Curtis as the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture celebrates with graduating students, their families and friends, and our campus community.

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 Dr. Doug Smith explains sheep judging at the Standard of Excellence Livestock Judging Camp at NCTA. (File Photo)
Judging camp, animal science youth day May 22-23 Monday, April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019

By NCTA and Nebraska Extension

CURTIS, Neb. – Youth can triple-dip on science, livestock and fun May 22-23 in Curtis, and stay overnight at a college campus, to boot.

Best to wear the boots, actually, and toss in a bed roll, pillow and overnight supplies.

Youth ages 8 to 18 can attend a livestock camp and animal science field day with hands-on training in evaluating livestock and exploring science.

Activities will be at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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