Alumni Achievement to Gary L. Troester Monday, October 31, 2022
Gary Troester will tell you that a small, ag college in Curtis, Nebraska was the first of many steppingstones that led him 25 years later to Southern California.
Farming for seven years at his family’s farm near Hampton, Nebraska farm between two college degrees, two jobs with Cooperative Extension in Nebraska and South Dakota, a stint with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and then an offer to become an ag lender for USDA’s Farm Service Agency came in 2005.Read Alumni Achievement to Gary L. Troester
Aggie Alumni Association salutes Curtis couple Monday, October 31, 2022
Del and Bev Van der Werff are the ultimate Curtis Aggie ambassadors.
Or, referencing their decades-long love of basketball, they could be the community’s own Aggie globetrotters – here in Nebraska and around the world.
Wherever they take educational outreach, young adults are listening. They traveled to India six different times for Del’s teaching duties, and once in Poland.Read Aggie Alumni Association salutes Curtis couple
Aggies receive alumni scholarships Friday, October 28, 2022
By NCTA NEWS
Sometimes it pays to follow in your parents footsteps.
Just ask Ellie Jarecke of McCook, Trevor Schneider of Cozad, or Konnor Thompson of Lawrence.
Each has a parent (or both parents) who, in the 1990s, paved the way for their children to also become graduates of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis.
The next generation will receive a two-year associate degree from the “Aggie” campus. This time, with the Aggie Class of 2023.Read Aggies receive alumni scholarships
NCTA-UNK launch 2+2 Agribusiness and Business Pathway Tuesday, October 25, 2022
By NCTA NEWS
The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis and the University of Nebraska at Kearney are partnering to expand statewide career opportunities for agribusiness students and professionals.
The NCTA-UNK 2+2 Agribusiness / Business Pathway is set to launch next fall.
The Pathway will make it easier for students who start their agribusiness education at NCTA in Curtis to then earn a bachelor’s degree online or at the university campus in Kearney, NCTA Dean Larry Gossen said this week.Read NCTA-UNK launch 2+2 Agribusiness and Business Pathway
Aggies head to 95th National FFA Convention and Expo Monday, October 24, 2022
Oct. 24, 2022
By NCTA Dean Larry Gossen, Ph.D.
This last week in October has always been one of my favorite weeks of the year. While I love the cool weather and fall colors that are always peaking around this time of year, that’s not what I find so special. This is National FFA Convention week.
As a lifelong FFA member, Agriculture Educator, State FFA Advisor, and National FFA employee before coming to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis, I had attended the national convention every year of my working career.Read Aggies head to 95th National FFA Convention and Expo
Hear Aggies remarks to NU Board of Regents Monday, October 24, 2022
The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis in September had opportunity to provide a presentation before the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.
NCTA Dean Larry Gossen and students Maddy Carr of North Platte and Tanner Ostrander of Ogallala gave remarks during the Board of Regents meeting held at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The presentation is available at NCTA to Board of Regents.Read Hear Aggies remarks to NU Board of Regents
Campus-to-campus tailgate for Aggies Tuesday, October 18, 2022
NCTA Dean's Message by Larry Gossen Ph.D.
Aggie alumni from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis will be gathering at an ag campus next month.
However, the November 19 East Campus confab will not be at tailgates of pickup trucks lined in a parking lot. Rather, NCTA alumni and friends will meet and mingle inside the spacious animal science complex of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.Read Campus-to-campus tailgate for Aggies
Welcome to animal health partners in veterinary technology Thursday, October 13, 2022
By NCTA Dean Larry Gossen
In a week we will be welcoming animal health professionals and veterinary technician alumni to Curtis for an annual event which soon spans five decades.
The Veterinary Technology Continuing Education Association, a non-profit entity which was established right here in Curtis 49 years ago, will host its Fall Conference for Continuing Education on October 21 and 22.
The conference is expected to register more than 40 professionals for two days of seminars and discussions and provide up to 16 hours of continuing education credits.Read Welcome to animal health partners in veterinary technology
Crop judging scholars named Tuesday, October 11, 2022
By NCTA NEWS
Four sophomores attending the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis have received $500 scholarships as team members of the NCTA Crop Judging Team.
The scholarships are sponsored by Ag Valley Co-op, a cooperative which has supported the NCTA Aggies and the agronomy program of Professor Brad Ramsdale for several years.
The students are Gavin Tremblay, Hoxie, Kansas; Codi LaBorde, Milliken, Colorado; Nolan Buss, Stockton, Kansas; and Garrett Thielen, Dorrance, Kansas. Their coach and agronomy professor is Dr. Ramsdale.Read Crop judging scholars named
NCTA to host stock dog clinic in Curtis Friday, October 7, 2022
By NCTA NEWS
Sheep, goats and beef cattle will know the pace around the arena after two days of working stock dogs by clinician Laura Stimatze of Owasso, Oklahoma.
Professional dog trainer, clinician and accomplished contestant in cattle dog trials, Stimatze brings her working dogs to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis on October 29 and 30.
The NCTA Stock Dog Team and their faculty sponsor Leighlynn Obermiller will host the weekend NCTA Stock Dog Fall Clinic at the indoor arena of the NCTA Livestock Teaching Center.Read NCTA to host stock dog clinic in Curtis