NCTA Collegiate FFA members (L-R) Zoe Gorham, Broken Bow, Jazlyn Nelson, Wahoo, and Haley Robb, Doniphan, recently stepped up to assist with a Career Development Event in Grand Island.
Stepping Up for FFA Week Monday, February 20, 2023

By Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

 "It’s up to Us!” is the theme recently announced for the 95th Nebraska State FFA Convention. It also perfectly captures what we see here at NCTA as we all prepare to celebrate FFA Week on February 18-25th.

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Students show up in many ways. From the Glow Big Red fundraiser, to sharing Valentine's Day love, to caring and showing up to support those in need.
Caring for Each Other Saturday, February 18, 2023

By Dr. Jennifer McConville, Associate Dean

 I had the privilege of helping with a fundraiser for one of our own this past week. Mo Khamouna, NCTA’s Library Specialist, has been with NCTA since 1996. Mo’s family experienced a house fire last December. As a member of our community, both Curtis and NCTA, we want to do all we can to help his family. 

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Just a few highlights of the Safari Club Costa Rica study trip.
Safari Club Presents: Costa Rica! Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Feb. 8, 2023

Students to Present on Costa Rica Study Trip February 15

By Noel Ochoa and Ellie Welke

 The public is invited to enjoy a presentation by NCTA students who traveled to Costa Rica recently to be held on our Curtis campus at the Agriculture Education Center auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

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Dean Larry Gossen shares the Glow Big Red promotional poster.
Aggies will Glow Big Red Wednesday, February 8, 2023

By Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.

NCTA is proud to be the “fifth campus” of the University of Nebraska. We are also proud to be supported by the University of Nebraska Foundation in fundraising efforts. One of those efforts is taking place next week with the “Glow Big Red” campaign.

If you aren’t aware, Glow Big Red is a 24-hour day of giving. From noon to noon, February 15 and 16, we will celebrate NCTA and raise vital funding to ensure that our students receive an exceptional education and have life-changing experiences while in Curtis.

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The Ag Education Center ready for Fall 2022 students now honored for academic success for the term.
Fall 2022 Dean's Academic Honors Tuesday, January 31, 2023


Jan. 31, 2023

By NCTA News

Academic honors for 64 students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are announced.

“We are pleased with the growing number of students achieving high honors on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll this past semester,” said NCTA Dean Larry Gossen.

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Dean Larry Gossen presents NCTA faculty and staff service awards (top L - R) Mark Ehlers, Judy Bowmaster-Cole, Vicky Luke, Kevin Martin, Brad Ramsdale, Jo Hergenreder, Jo Popp, Chrissy Barnhart, Jennifer McConville.
A Gold Standard for Service Friday, January 20, 2023

Jan. 16, 2023

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – At a time when the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employees averaged 4.6 years with their current employer, we are grateful for the longevity of service represented at NCTA. The University of Nebraska recognizes employees across Nebraska for their years of service.

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Innovation and technology supports traditional hands-on experiences offered in the programs led by Dr. Brad Ramsdale.
Innovation and Tradition Thursday, January 12, 2023

Jan. 9, 2023

by Brad Ramsdale, Associate Professor of Agronomy


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Sunshine and warmer temperatures welcome students on the first day of the Spring 2023 semester.
Lessons to Learn Monday, January 9, 2023

Jan. 2, 2023

 Lessons to Learn

By NCTA Dean Larry Gossen

 As we enter 2023, as we do each new year, we look forward to a new start, new opportunities, and a new focus. This year is a little different just because the circumstances of the past week have caused me to reflect a little bit differently.

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End of Semester Wrap-up Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Dr. Larry Gossen

We started out this semester in August in the middle of a major heat wave and drought. While we are still in the middle of the drought, I’d take just a few degrees of that heat this week! Single-digit highs and negative lows in the forecast don’t bode well for a comfortable new year.

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Holiday Greetings from Dr. Larry Gossen, dean of NCTA.
Holiday Greetings Thursday, December 22, 2022


Holiday Greetings – Dr. Larry Gossen

I’m not sure about you, but I sit in my office and wonder where these last 4 months have gone! Friday was the last day of the fall semester for NCTA students and Faculty. The mass exodus has begun. It’s going to be very quiet on campus for a few weeks.

I hope you aren’t like me and have been able to really cherish every day leading up to this season. As I mentioned in an earlier column, this year has been a little different since we have added two cats to our household.

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