NCTA Aggies headed to ACUI nationals at San Antonio this week are, from left, Kaylee Hostler, Central City; Trevor Kuhn, Omaha; Angela Crouse, Haigler; David Jelken, Juniata; and Chase Stanley, Shickley. (Jody Crouse photo)
Aggies to nationals in Texas Monday, March 25, 2019

March 25, 2019                                

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – The NCTA Aggie Shotgun Sports Team is headed to a national contest for the first time in school history.

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture’s Aggie team leaves Curtis on Tuesday, and heads to San Antonio, Texas to compete in the 2019 ACUI Collegiate Clay Targets Championships on March 27-30.

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Ag college is hosting disaster benefit Tuesday Friday, March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019

By NCTA News

Aggies helping agriculture is ‘what’s for dinner’ Tuesday night.

The NCTA Nebraska Disaster Relief Pasta Meal Benefit will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Curtis Community Center, featuring a variety of pasta dishes, desserts and more.

Proceeds are for disaster relief from storms and flooding on March 13-15.

Although damage estimates are still being assessed, the impact to Nebraska agriculture, directly and due to potential inability to plant 2019 crops, is projected to be between $1 and $1.5 billion.

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NCTA in Curtis is a collection point for hay bales to Nebraska disaster relief. (D. Pittman / Nebraska Extension)
NCTA-Curtis is hay drop site Friday, March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Disaster relief donations of hay and fencing materials are being collected by the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The University of Nebraska campus in Curtis is participating in the joint effort with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Nebraska Extension in collecting hay supplies for livestock producers who were severely affected by the March 13-15 disaster across the state, said Ron Rosati, NCTA dean.

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Coping with stress in agricultural disasters Tuesday, March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

Shared by NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. – We are supportive of all rural families, and particularly for our Aggie students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Many are facing natural disasters and some personal tragedies in the aftermath of the disasters which began on March 13 and are continuing.

Brandy Van DeWalle, NU extension educator in Fillmore and Clay Counties, shared some tips which may help our NCTA students and their families to cope with the high levels of stress they are facing at this time.

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A blizzard swept high winds with heavy snow accumulations across northern Nebraska on March 13, creating hardships for many ranchers during calving. (M. Crawford / NCTA News)
Caring for campus and Nebraskans Tuesday, March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. – The resiliency of Nebraska’s agriculture industry and her people including our college community at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis is facing a rigorous challenge.

The phrase “Nebraska Strong” has been the rallying cry this past week since a harsh blizzard on March 13 followed by catastrophic flooding to about two-thirds of the Cornhusker state.

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Dr. Douglas Smith, at left, received the IANR Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence. NCTA Dean Ron Rosati attended the presentation ceremony in Lincoln. (Lana Johnson / IANR Photo)
Dr. Smith receives teaching award Tuesday, March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Animal science is a profession and passion for Doug Smith, a Texan-turned-Nebraskan.

The professor who has coached students in livestock evaluation, instructed hundreds of college freshmen and sophomores, and mentored young people into agricultural careers for the past eight years at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis was recently honored for those efforts

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National Ag Week tribute:  From the NCTA photo files, these four Aggie animal science students saddled their horses and helped Roy Cole gather the NCTA cattle herd from summer pasture.  Upon arrival at the portable cattle pen, they sorted cows from calves for transport back to campus in Curtis. (Mary Crawford / NCTA News)
Salute to agriculture producers and educators Wednesday, March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019

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

Sunday kicked off National Agriculture Week, a time when across America we celebrate the contributions of farmers and ranchers, and the affiliated industries which keep us fed, clothed, and ensured of energy resources.

From March 10-16, during National Agriculture Week, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture celebrates as one of the thousands of crops and livestock producers in the state’s largest industry.

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NCTA Aggies braved cold, wintry conditions Saturday at the Lincoln Skeet & Trap Club, from left, Kaylee Hostler, Central City; Trevor Kuhn, Omaha; Angela Crouse, Haigler; David Jelken, Juniata; and Chase Stanley, Shickley. (Jody Crouse photo)
Winter challenges NCTA Aggies in sporting clays Tuesday, March 12, 2019

March 12, 2019                                

By NCTA News

LINCOLN, Neb. – A cold and windy weekend greeted the NCTA Aggie Shotgun Sports Team from Curtis as they competed in the Doane Tiger Invitational Shotgun Sports meet in Lincoln.

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture’s Aggie team placed fourth in the Saturday and Sunday contest held at the Lincoln Trap and Skeet Club, home range for the Tigers.

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The NCTA Aggies team won first place among 2-year colleges in crops judging. Sophomore and freshmen students combined for this awards photo, from left, Amy Lammers, Ethan Aschenbrenner, Chase Callahan, Jacob Vallery (3rd place individual), Colton Bell, Clade Anderson, Kyle Krantz (1st place individual), Corbin Moore, and Tyler Aschenbrenner. Catherine Ljunggren (5th place individual) was unavailable for the photo. (E. Griffiths / NCTA Photo)
Aggie hosts win crops contest for 2-year colleges Monday, March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019                                                   

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Older and newer faces gathered in Curtis Friday for the Collegiate Crops Contest hosted at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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Dan Stehlik, Judy Bowmaster-Cole and Ricky Sue Barnes Wach, DVM, were recognized March 1 by the UNL Parent Association. NCTA Dean Ron Rosati applauds their dedication to students. (UNL University Communication)
Parents salute three from NCTA Monday, March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Parents appreciating college faculty and staff for their work with students is a tradition at the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis.

Three faculty members were honored recently with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Parent Association certificates of merit for the 2018 academic year, said NCTA Dean Ron Rosati.

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