NCTA student Cari Howell of Lewiston, Nebraska visits with Doug Poland of Sargent at Husker Harvest Days. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Small Campus. Big IMPACT. Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sept. 19, 2019

By NCTA News

WOOD RIVER, Neb. – Cari Howell of Lewiston, Nebraska, is studying to become an agriculture teacher.

Last week she joined students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in greeting attendees at the annual Husker Harvest Days exhibits.

NCTA participated in outreach with partners from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR), and Nebraska Extension during the three-day show.

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NCTA Aggie Rodeo Team, left to right: Ryan Smith, Ragan; Nathan Burnett, Shelton; Coach JR Dack, Curtis; Wyatt Colman, O’Neill; Bryce Tobiassen, Hildreth; and Caprice Christianson, Greenbush, Minnesota. (NCTA Photo)
Aggie cowboys place twice Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sept. 18, 2019 

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – The Aggies of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are traveling again for an out-of-state rodeo at the end of September.

NCTA Aggie Rodeo goes to Fort Dodge, Iowa on Sept. 27-28 when Iowa Central Community College hosts athletes from the Great Plains Region.

They are idle this weekend after a double header in North Platte on Sept. 12-14. Also, one cowboy took in the season opener at River Falls, Wisconsin.

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Amanda Schmidt, NCTA Ag Ed major with a welding emphasis, guides classmate Clancey Smith, ag mechanics major, on operation of a virtual welding simulator at Husker Harvest Days. The two were volunteers at a traveling trailer sponsored by the American Welding Society to encourage careers in welding trades. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Honoring our heritage Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sept. 19, 2019                                                        

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

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Students with the NCTA Aggie Shotgun Sports Team will compete in Lincoln this weekend.  On Sept. 27-29 they host the Prairie Circuit match at North Platte. (Crouse/NCTA File Photo)
Aggie Shotgun Team heads to Lincoln Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sept. 19, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – The collegiate team for shotgun sports at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis will open its season this weekend in Lincoln.

The match, hosted by Midland University of Fremont, is the 5th Annual Ice-Out Invitational on Sept. 20-22 hosted at Lincoln Trap & Skeet.

Aggies participating will be Trevor Kuhn, Omaha; David Jelken, Hastings; Tucker Hodsden, Lyman; Colby Mitchell, Burwell; and Scott Taylor, Curtis.

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NCTA Livestock Judging team members, from left, Garrett Lapp, Emily Riley, Seth Racicky, Maisie Kennicutt, and Camden Wilke. (NCTA Photo)
Aggie livestock team to Amarillo Monday, September 16, 2019

Sept. 16, 2019

By NCTA News

AMARILLO, Texas – The Aggie Livestock Judging Team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska earned a fifth place overall last week at the Tri-State Fair in Amarillo.

Second-year livestock evaluators from NCTA had their highest team score in sheep and goats placing third. They were fourth in swine, fifth in cattle placings and sixth in oral reasons.

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Kathryn Schick shows NCTA students what 8 pounds of shredded bills look like during a recent campus fair. (Crawford/NCTA News)
Investing in Aggie business Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sept. 10, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A large jar filled with shredded money is always an eye-catcher.

What is the value of the bills in this jar?”

That snagged the attention of curious college students when agribusiness major Kathryn Schick of Curtis picked up the large plastic jar.

On opening day of classes at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Schick staffed the information table at an event fair featuring Aggie clubs and teams.

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Tasha King, at left, and Joslyn Beard are instructors in the NCTA Animal Science Division. (Nutter/ NCTA photo)
A welcoming place – NCTA Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Recruiters discuss NCTA courses, teams and clubs with a prospective student.
NCTA to regional college fairs Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sept. 7, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Agricultural, agribusiness and veterinary technology careers will be featured by NCTA in Curtis at regional college fairs during September and early October.

NCTA recruiters will attend the 60- or 90-minutes sessions September 9-11 at Mullen, Alliance, Chadron, Scottsbluff, Sidney and Ogallala; and September 17-18 at O’Neill, Ainsworth, Ord and Broken Bow.

The University of Nebraska’s only two-year institution is the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

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NCTA students Peyton McCord and Kaylee Hostler greeted visitors with refreshments in the University of Nebraska building at Husker Harvest Days.
Taking agriculture to the field Sunday, September 8, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Our Aggies have completed their first two weeks of classes at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Bravo to NCTA staff and faculty for their outstanding preparations for the arrival of new and returning students.

For those readers who attended the 150th Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island – and especially for those individuals and families involved in open class and youth exhibits in 4-H and FFA – I extend a hearty note of appreciation.

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The NCTA Aggie Rodeo club organized for the 2019-2020 season with J.R. Dack (far left with rope) named as the coach. The season opener is at Wisconsin this weekend. (NCTA Photo)
Aggie rodeo to open at Wisconsin Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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