Academic achievement at NCTA is recognized by membership into the Alpha Iota Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa academic honorary. Initiation will be May 1 at NCTA. (Crawford/ NCTA News Photo)
NCTA Aggies at academic pinnacle Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. _With college commencement on May 2 only three weeks away, students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are climbing to the peak of their academic careers at Curtis.

Individual and collective endeavors depend on the earnest applications of all they have learned and experienced during their years of classroom and laboratory programs.

I invite you to share in the enthusiasm and success of our prospective graduates and underclass students at public events on May 1 and May 2 in Curtis.

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Joan Ruskamp, NCTA alumna and an agricultural producer from Dodge, Nebraska, will deliver the commencement message at NCTA on May 2. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA alumna to be graduation speaker Monday, April 8, 2019

April 8, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – An agricultural graduate and family farmer from Dodge, Nebraska, will deliver the 2019 commencement address at the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

Joan (Wieczorek) Ruskamp, a 1980 alumna, will join University of Nebraska leaders in delivering messages at the 1:30 p.m. commencement on Thursday, May 2, announced Ron Rosati, NCTA dean.

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Damian Wellman of Kansas helped round up the NCTA beef herd in the fall, 2017. He is the NCTA Aggie of the Month for March. (Photo by Mary Crawford / NCTA News)
Hard-working horseman is Aggie of the Month Thursday, April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019                                                      

By Jocelyn Kennicutt, NCTA News

Damian Wellman, a third-year student from Prairie View, Kansas, has been named the NCTA Aggie of the Month for March.

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NCTA agricultural education major Kayla Mues of Cambridge visits with high school friends, Megan and Kyleigh, to her left, with Rylee and Taylor, to her right during a District 11 FFA contest in Curtis. Kayla is among NCTA Aggies assisting at FFA convention and contests in Lincoln this week. (Jocelyn Kennicutt / NCTA News photo)
Aggies around the state and nation Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019

NCTA Dean's Message by Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

Aggies of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are learning by doing in Curtis and also in locations across the country, including Lincoln, Omaha, Texas, Wyoming, and, Kentucky.

Our campus in Curtis is filled with students who are concentrating their studies in our specialties of agriculture and veterinary technology.

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NCTA student Sadie Christensen of Arnold serves food at the NCTA pasta benefit in Curtis on March 26.  (Meredith Cable / NCTA photo)
NCTA joins NU disaster response Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019

By NCTA and University of Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – A coordinated, long-term response to Nebraska communities and families devastated by recent flooding will include NCTA in Curtis, along with the other four campuses of the University of Nebraska system.

In a report presented on Friday to the NU Board of Regents, college leaders were told an estimated recovery from the natural disaster could take nine years or longer.

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NCTA students serving pasta at the NCTA Nebraska Disaster Relief Benefit (left to right) are Brianna Schuck, Harvard, Tiffany Dickau, Elwood, Emily Giese, Papillion, and Keegan Jones of Laurel, Maryland. More photos can be viewed in the PDF at the end of this article. (C. Hauptman / NCTA photos)
NCTA community pitches in for disaster relief Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019

By Jocelyn Kennicutt and Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Disaster relief for Nebraska farmers and ranchers continues to roll onto the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

 Baled hay, livestock feed and fencing supplies are being collected at the NCTA for distribution to livestock operations affected by the March 13-15 blizzard and catastrophic flooding.

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NCTA students gave a stock dog demonstration in February at the Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic in Kearney. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA to host weekend stock dog contest Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A final livestock stock dog trial for the season will be Saturday and Sunday at the indoor arena of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Stock dogs owned and trained by NCTA students will be competing in a collegiate class on April 6-7, said Judy Bowmaster-Cole, faculty advisor for the NCTA Stock Dog Team.

Other divisions are open to any competitors. Action begins both days at 8 a.m. at the Livestock Teaching Center.

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A cattle herder is shown at a farm in Rwanda. The NCTA campus will again be part of a hands-on summer session of agriculture and animal health courses for students from Rwanda. (Courtesy photo by D. Smith / NCTA)
NCTA prof to share Rwandan ag program Friday, March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Agricultural development and livestock production in the country of Rwanda will be the topic for a public program Monday evening in Curtis.

The public is invited to join the campus community of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at 7 p.m. on April 1 to hear about the African country’s plan for agriculture, said Ron Rosati, NCTA dean.

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Coach Jo Hergenreder, at left, with NCTA students Damian Wellman, Madisyn Cutler, Huntra Christensen and Nicole Ackland. Not pictured is Quentin Anderson. (NCTA Ranch Horse Team)
Aggies through the paces at Cheyenne Friday, March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019                                          

By NCTA News

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Nebraska Aggie students competed strong in a weekend ranch horse show hosted by Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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These UNL students from Rwanda took a horticulture class in their hands-on programs at NCTA last summer.
Agriculture needs are global Wednesday, March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. – The linkage between a small rural technical college in Nebraska and agricultural learning in Rwanda is expanding.

During the 2019 summer session, NCTA will again be hosting a group of 50 Rwandan students who will be coming to Curtis for seven weeks to learn technical skills in agriculture. Some details are still being finalized but the students are currently scheduled to be in Curtis from May 13 through June 28.

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