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Professor Ricky Sue Barnes Wach, DVM, visited Grand Island with students (from left) Carli Johnson of Hastings, Rachel Schmitz of O`Neill and Sarah Waltemath of Elm Creek. The students are in NCTA’s Veterinary Technology program.  (Courtesy photo)
Aggies on track with equine care Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - First-hand experience and opportunities to see veterinary care in action are some of the best teaching tools in the stable.

This week, at a veterinary clinic which specializes in equine care, three students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis stepped into that surgical classroom.

“Our field trip to the Equine Veterinary Associates clinic in Grand Island was an awesome experience,” says Rachel Schmitz, an NCTA second-year veterinary technology student from O’Neill.

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Nearly 90 degrees and certificates will be awarded on May 4, 2017. (Crawford/NCTA Photo)
Welcome to NCTA Commencement Week Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017 by NCTA Dean Ron Rosati                                                               

Commencement and Spring semester finals week at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture started with a surprise snowstorm on Sunday.

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Faculty colleagues Dr. Doug Smith, center of second row, and Mary Rittenhouse, at right back row, joined standing, from left, Jennifer McConville, Dr. Brad Ramsdale and Eric Reed at the 2016 NCTA Commencement. Front row, from left, is Regent Bob Phares of North Platte, now-UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green (IANR VIce Chancellor last year), University President Hank Bounds, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and NCTA Dean Ron Rosati.
NCTA faculty Rittenhouse and Smith nominated to be associate professors Monday, April 24, 2017

April 27, 2017

By NCTA News                                                                                

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Tee Bush, horticulture and math professor, at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, is coordinating a new recycling initiative at the college’s campus in Curtis. (Craig Chandler photo)
College promotes recycling for Earth Day Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017                                                                      

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News  

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STVMA students who helped with the 2017 Spring NCTA Pet Spa were, from left to right, back row: Jordan Bayliss, Albert City, Iowa; Ashley Matson, Elm Creek; Kati Mannel, Gothenburg; Carli Johnson, Hastings; Brittany Koperski, St. Paul; Kelley Rosati, Maple Grove, Minnesota; and MacKenzie Walker, Arthur. Seated are, Eva Oliver, Merriman, and Payton Peterson, Bertrand.  (Courtesy Photo)
Scrub-a-dub-dub at NCTA Spa Day Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Dogs and cats were pampered and veterinary technician students chalked up practical learning experiences at a recent “Spa Day” at their college in Curtis.

The Student Technicians of Veterinary Medicine Association (STVMA) from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis hosted their popular spring cleaning, a biannual Spa Day on April 8.

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NCTA Dean Ron Rosati presents the 2016 Aggie of the Year award to Michelle Connelly, who is a certified veterinary technician with a private practice in Kearney. (Crawford/NCTA Photo)
NCTA to honor Aggies at awards events Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

By NCTA News                                                                                     

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Greg Ibach, Nebraska Director of Agriculture
NCTA Commencement is May 4 in Curtis Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

By NCTA News                                                                                     

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Honorary State FFA Degree recipients include, from left, Darrell Peterson of Ainsworth, Doug and Tina Smith of Curtis, and Michael Teahon of Gothenburg. (Courtesy photo)
Curtis couple honored by Nebraska FFA Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News                                                                                  

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Trevor Ginkens of Harrison ropes with the NCTA Aggies. He placed 9th at the collegiate rodeo in Lincoln. (Craig Chandler Photo)
NCTA Aggies place at UNL Husker rodeo Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

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Andrea Burhardt of Winnetoon is Aggie of the Month for March
Horticulture, agribusiness major is the March Aggie of the Month Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

By NCTA News          

Andrea Burkhardt has left a visible imprint upon the Aggie campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

She was named Aggie of the Month for March by her peers, NCTA staff and faculty.

The Winnetoon, Nebraska, native is a third-year horticulture and agribusiness student who will graduate in May, then pursue her career in floral design.

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