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NCTA Ag Business Club officers are, from left, James Lee, Jessica Burghardt, Moriah Beel, and Tanner Ostrander. (Photo by Emily Grote / NCTA News)
Soup, games for Ag Club Tuesday Monday, November 22, 2021

By NCTA News

Three kinds of soups plus a cornhole tournament are planned for the public at the Curtis Community Center on Tuesday (Nov. 30).

Agribusiness Management and other NCTA students in the college’s Ag Business Club are planning the soup supper which includes potato, chili, and chicken noodle soups, dinners rolls, and home-baked cookies, said James Lee, club president.

The meal begins at 6:30 p.m. with the cornhole competition starting about 7 p.m., he said. The soup supper is a free-will donation to support business club activities.

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NCTA Crop Judging Team won fourth in Utah. From left, Kamren Sitzman, McCook; Allison Wilkens, Gibbon; Ahren Marburger, Malvern, Iowa; and Kaden Bryant, Firth. (Photo by Brad Ramsdale / NCTA)
Crops team success at Utah Wednesday, November 17, 2021

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

A recent trip from southwestern Nebraska to Utah and back confirmed for NCTA students that their college program in agronomy is a solid investment.

Four sophomores studying at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis traveled to Salt Lake City with their professor, Dr. Brad Ramsdale, for the American Society of Agronomy annual meeting.

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Stock dog Vanna, students CJ and Paige represented the Aggie Stock Dog Team and Veterinary Technology at the 2019 McCook Farm & Ranch Show. We look forward to being back to the show this week. (NCTA file photo)
Aggie success worth repeating Tuesday, November 16, 2021

By Andela Taylor, NCTA recruiting coordinator

Success is worth repeating!

Our Aggie students are sharing significant experiences here at campus and as they travel from Curtis representing the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Agronomy students placed fourth among 18 colleges at American Society of Agronomy annual meetings, thanks to the outstanding preparation in the classroom and field laboratories by Professor Brad Ramsdale.

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Veterinary Technician students give a dog a bath in Vet Tech facilities at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at the Dog Spa Day in September. (Photo by Emily Grote / NCTA
Day for dogs at the spa Monday, November 15, 2021

By NCTA News

Dogs can get spiffed up and ready for Thanksgiving at the NCTA Dog Spa on Saturday (Nov. 20).

Veterinary technician students will bath dogs, trim toenails, and clean the animal’s ears during individual sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grooming occurs at the Veterinary Teaching Clinic of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

The project is hosted by the Student Technicians of Veterinary Medicine Association, said Hannah Murray, STVMA president.

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Kelley and Rick Sexson are surrounded by their two children and family. Clockwise are grandson Reid, Caleb and Jessica Nutt, and granddaughter Shaylyn, aboard Cisco, and son Justin Sexson. (Sexson photo)
Native American Heritage Month program is Tuesday Wednesday, November 10, 2021

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Kelley Meyer Sexson will present a history and cultural message at NCTA on Tuesday (Nov. 16) with a program in observance of Native American Heritage Month.

The public presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Education Center auditorium of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Sexson and her husband, Rick, are both graduates of the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture. They are cattle producers at the Sexson Ranch located between Wellfleet and Dickens, in Lincoln County.

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Infantryman Wade Shipman greets youngsters in Afghanistan during one of his deployments with the U.S. Marines. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA thanks Aggie alumnus, veteran Wednesday, November 10, 2021

An Ohio native looking for opportunities after his military service came to Nebraska more than a decade ago and found them in agriculture.

In recognition of Veterans Day 2021, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture commends the service and dedication of NCTA alumnus Wade Shipman, who served with the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years.

His journey started near Beaufort, South Carolina as a recruit entering boot camp at Parris Island.

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NCTA’s booth in The Collegiate Connection at National FFA Expo was a prime opportunity for conversations on agricultural careers. (Andela Taylor / NCTA photo)
Real conversations are key to recruitment Tuesday, November 9, 2021

By Andela Taylor, recruiting coordinator

The recent National FFA Convention in Indianapolis concluded several months of recruiting on the road for my fellow recruiter Rulon Taylor and me.

These travels included state and national high school rodeo events, state FFA conventions, junior livestock shows, the Nebraska State Fair, Husker Harvest Days, and nearly 30 college fairs across Nebraska.

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Student workers with the NCTA Ranch Crew sort and load cows from summer pasture. (Alan Taylor / NCTA photo)
Club hosts agribusiness panel Nov. 11 Monday, November 8, 2021

By NCTA News

Agriculture entrepreneurs will share experiences, successes and challenges Thursday evening as panelists hosted by the Collegiate Cattlemen club.

The student organization invites all Aggies of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture to attend.

The program will benefit those interested in livestock production, equine management, agribusiness, animal health and other agricultural-related businesses, said Cassidy Frey, club president.

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A range management class at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture studies range conditions. (Craig Chandler / NCTA)
Stock grazing session is Wednesday Saturday, November 6, 2021

A North Dakota couple can relate to limited availability of rangeland for livestock grazing in parts of southwest and western Nebraska.

Josh and Tara Dukart, who own and manage the Seek First Ranch in western North Dakota, are speakers with the 2021 Nebraska Grazing Land Traveling Road Show which will be Wednesday evening (Nov. 10) in Curtis.

The 4:45 to 9 p.m. session at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Education Center is open to the public, said Ron Bolze, coordinator for the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition.

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Livestock Management major Braden Johnson of Gering (on ground, black sweatshirt) wrestles a calf at the NCTA Spring branding in April. Johnson was interviewed for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Discovery Day on November 15. He encourages college prospects to attend campus tours and interactive experiences. (M. Crawford photo / NCTA)
Discovery Day to showcase agriculture Friday, November 5, 2021

By NCTA News

The second Aggie Discovery Day of autumn is Monday, Nov. 15 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

“Prospective college students and their parents or friends who attend Discovery Day can learn a lot about the college, people and programs in just a few hours at our campus,” says Braden Johnson.

The second-year Aggie from Gering is majoring in livestock management. Johnson said he had two goals when he started his FFA program nearly six years ago at Bayard High School.

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