The NCTA Aggie Shooting Sports Team practices east of Curtis twice weekly during the academic year. (Craig Chandler / University Communication)
Johnson and Rooney are leaders with the NCTA Aggie Shooting Team Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

By NCTA News

Lincoln, Neb. – The “Ice Out” Shooting Sports Competition in Lincoln Saturday proved challenging for collegiate sports enthusiasts.

Aggie Shooting Sports Team members from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture of Curtis faced rigorous competitors and some frigid conditions at the sport which drew students from throughout the Midwest.

Host Midland University of Fremont won the contest, and entered 25 of the 127 individual competitors. Students were from 14 colleges and six states.

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Top 2-Year Crops Team at NCTA’s contest March 11 was the NCTA team of (from left) Brent Thomas, Alliance; Maggie Brunmeier, Bayard, 2nd place; John Paul Kain, McCook, 1st place; and Vincent Jones, Kirwin, Kansas, 3rd place. (Ramsdale/NCTA)
Ten colleges compete at NCTA Crops Contest; NCTA Aggies win division Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

By NCTA News Service                                                                                       

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Kris Seberger, Lexington, was selected NCTA's Aggie of the Month in February. (Eric Reed/NCTA Photo)
Lexington student is Aggie of the Month Friday, March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

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NCTA students attending the 2017 College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis were (from left), Kayla Reynolds, Litchfield;  Alyssa Novak, Eldorado; Dalton Johnson, Gering; Shane Hoer, Blair, and Jeremy Sievers, NCTA associate professor. They visited Thrivent Financial in tours of membership cooperatives. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA Aggies to Cooperatives Conference Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

By NCTA News

Minneapolis, Minn. – Four agribusiness students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., recently attended the College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis.

Shane Hoer of Blair, Dalton Johnson of Gering, Kayla Reynolds of Litchfield, and Alyssa Novak of Eldorado, joined 19 other Nebraskans traveling to the annual conference, said Jeremy Sievers of NCTA’s Agribusiness Management Systems.

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A movie, The Dog Lover, to be shown March 8 at the NCTA Education Center is open to the public. (PTH Photo Credit)
Protect the Harvest movie "The Dog Lover" is March 8 Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Feb. 28, 2017

By NCTA News

Curtis, Neb. – Dogs, horses, crops, livestock and American agriculture will be in the spotlight in a program offered by an agricultural advocacy group, Protect The Harvest, on March 8 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

The public is invited to join NCTA students at 6 p.m.  for the program, pizza and a movie, “The Dog Lover.”

The program by Shawn Burtenshaw, Protect The Harvest speaker, is sponsored by NCTA Student Senate and NCTA Diversity Committee.

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The NCTA Livestock Judging Team competed at the 2017 Nebraska Cattleman’s Classic in Kearney. (Photo by Legacy Livestock Imaging)
NCTA Aggies compete at Cattleman’s Classic Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017

By NCTA News

Kearney, Neb. – Harsh winter winds and hazardous driving conditions did not hamper enthusiasm for livestock judging teams and individual competitors at the Nebraska Cattleman’s Classic in Kearney last week.

Freshman and sophomore students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis fared well in the rigorous contest, said Dr. Doug Smith, team coach and chairman of the NCTA Animal Science and Agricultural Education Division.

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NCTA students greet visitors to campus during tours and Discovery Days. (Chandler / University Communication)
NCTA hosts Discovery Day on March 6 Monday, February 27, 2017

Feb. 27, 2017

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Paul Siebert is a storyteller and musician.
NCTA hosts history program March 1 Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

By NCTA News

Nebraska history and its 150th birthday will be observed Wednesday at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

The public is invited to join elementary school children and college students for the March 1 program which begins at 1 p.m., said Ron Rosati, NCTA Dean.

“We invite the community and students to celebrate Nebraska’s heritage on Statehood Day through music and story,” Rosati said. The program is hosted with Medicine Valley Elementary School.

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FFA students compete in a District FFA livestock management contest at NCTA. (Crawford/NCTA photo)
Celebrating traditions of NCTA and FFA Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017

Dean’s Column by Ron Rosati, PhD

George Washington was a politician, farmer, arborist and agricultural leader who led our nation as the first president.

He also was an inspiration for the founders of the FFA who in 1947 established a national week of observance for the Future Farmers of America.  National FFA Week is to be observed annually at the time of President Washington’s birth date.

In 2017, from Feb. 18-25, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture joins in the salute to the National FFA Organization and FFA Week.

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Dan Widick, biology instructor, in the NCTA chemistry lab. (Crawford/NCTA photo)
NCTA to host Science and Engineering Fair Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

By NCTA News

Curtis, Neb. – Science and engineering students of middle and high school ages from central Nebraska will converge Feb. 27 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The 2017 Central Nebraska Science and Engineering Fair will attract about 65 students from area schools, said Dan Widick, NCTA science and biology instructor.      

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