Sheep evaluation during a recent FFA contest at NCTA in Curtis. (Photo by Annie Bassett, NCTA student)
Our link to students, families Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Nov. 20, 2019   

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Aggie students have had some great experiences recently in working with youth in middle school and high school classes, and 4-H and FFA programs.

This month, our Aggie outreach by the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture has extended to youth and families in several initiatives:

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NCTA is collecting Toys for Kids and Clothes for Kids
Toys, clothing drive at NCTA Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Nov. 19, 2019

By NCTA News

The campus community shares its gratitude each year in Curtis by making donations and collecting clothing and toys for area families.

Aggie students and staff at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture collect for the Toys for Kids and Clothes for Kids drives as part of the Curtis Hometown Christmas observances, said Mary Rittenhouse, associate professor and chair of the NCTA agribusiness management systems division.

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Morgan Wagner (at right) was nominated for Aggie of the Month at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture by NCTA Associate Dean Jennifer McConville. (Photo by Sophie Nutter, NCTA student)
Wagner is co-Aggie of the Month Monday, November 18, 2019

Nov. 18, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Morgan Wagner isn’t afraid of hard work or getting her hands dirty.

For her summer job, the animal science major at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis fed livestock, milked dairy cows, and did chores with hogs, goats and chickens.

However, since July, she’s spent 10 to 15 hours a week lending a hand as a student worker in the dean’s office, carrying a full semester of courses, and working part-time at an assisted living residence in the community.

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Emmaly Wright, a Lincoln native, brought her horse, Lucky, to college to be part of her academic studies in equine industry management at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Photo by Annie Bassett, NCTA student)
Wright shares Aggie of Month honor Monday, November 18, 2019

Nov. 18, 2019                                                         

A young girl’s passion for horses has led her to a collegiate career studying equine management in Curtis.

Lincoln native Emmaly Wright is a third-year student at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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The public is invited to attend a Heuermann Lecture at NCTA on November 25th. (UNL image)
Nebraska ecosystem is lecture topic Friday, November 15, 2019

The public is invited for a lecture “Nebraska: An Ecosystem in Harmony” on Monday, November 25th at the NCTA campus in Curtis.

The Heuermann Lecture featuring panelists and moderators from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be livestreamed to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Education Center auditorium at 3:30 p.m. CST.

The lecture is based at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln and livestreamed for students and the public to attend at NCTA, as well, said NCTA interim dean Kelly Bruns.  The 90-minute program is free of charge.

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Six athletes with the NCTA Aggie Rodeo Team ended their fall season at North Dakota in October. From left, Caprice Christianson, Greenbush, Minnesota; Bryce Tobiassen, Hildreth; Ryan Smith, Ragan; Quentin Anderson, Pierce; Wyatt Colman, O’Neill; and Nathan Burnett, Shelton. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Aggie fall season wrap-up Thursday, November 14, 2019

Nov. 14, 2019                                                         

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Season travels are winding down this fall for five of the competition teams at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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FFA livestock judging was among district contests at NCTA two days this week. (Nutter/NCTA News photo)
Teams, clubs enhance Aggie academics Thursday, November 14, 2019

Nov. 13, 2019                                                         

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

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Four members of the NCTA Ranch Horse Team toured the headquarters of the American Quarter Horse Association in Amarillo last month. The Aggies host a riding clinic on Nov. 16-17. (RH Team photo)
Popular horse trainer returns to NCTA Monday, November 11, 2019

Nov. 11, 2019

By NCTA News

Equine enthusiasts will again fill an indoor arena next weekend to gain riding and reining tips from trainer Sherman Tegtmeier.

The Ranch Horse Team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis welcomes Tegtmeier back to the Livestock Teaching Center arena on Nov. 16-17 for a clinic on reining and horsemanship.

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Cowboys demonstrate a bit of Aggie athleticism last spring. The two study animal science and have campus jobs with the NCTA farm in livestock management. (NCTA/Cannon Photo)
New format for NCTA Discovery Day November 18 Monday, November 11, 2019

Nov. 11, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

A parent-student visitation event at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis brings a new format to the Aggie “Discovery Day” on Monday, Nov. 18th.

Sessions begin at 9 a.m., for an overview of four divisions - agribusiness management, agronomy/ag mechanics, animal science/ag education, and veterinary technology.

Then, students and parents will go their separate ways for break-out sessions, said Casey Gathje, assistant recruiting coordinator.

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Vet tech students in an Animal Care class check a cat's ears. This fall's Pet Spa Day is Saturday. (NCTA file photo)
Pamper your pet at NCTA Saturday, November 9, 2019

Nov. 9, 2019

By Nicole Wright, NCTA student writer

The NCTA Animal Care class will host Pet Spa Day on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterinary Technology Clinic of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Students invite the Curtis and campus community to bring dogs and cats for a bath, nail trim, ear clean, and overall grooming. Owners can drop off pets at the clinic for grooming services and pick up a clean and pampered pet, said Vet Tech professor Barb Berg, LVT, and event coordinator.

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