Aggie students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture who attended the Nebraska Women in Ag conference Feb. 21-22 in Kearney were, (left side of poster) Chantelle Schulz, Aurora Urwiler and Kayla Mues, and (right of poster) Jocelyn Kennicutt, front, Emily Giese holding pennant, Assistant Professor Meredith Cable, Tiffany Dickau, and Catherine Ljunggren. (J. Kroeger / NCTA Photo)
NCTA Aggie WIA club networks at Women in Ag Friday, March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019

By NCTA News

KEARNEY, Neb. - College students were inspired by mentors and role models during the recent Nebraska Women in Ag conference in Kearney

Seven student members of the Women in Ag club from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis heard about marketing, policy, leadership and more as they networked at the 34th annual WIA conference on Feb. 21-22.

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A senior division entry at the science and engineering fair. (Kennicutt/NCTA News)
NCTA hosts regional science and engineering fairs Friday, March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019                                                   

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Ten Nebraska junior and senior high schools participated in two science and engineering fairs recently in Curtis.

One team from Adams Central High School in Hastings now advances to an international fair in Arizona.

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The 2018-19 NCTA Ranch Horse Team during warmer times at the hilltop overlooking the Medicine Valley near campus. (Photo by Sadie Christensen / NCTA)
Ranch Horse Team starts season at CSU Thursday, March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

By NCTA News

FORT COLLINS, Colo. –Five riders with the NCTA Ranch Horse Team at Curtis were recently back in the show ring at a weekend Working Cow Stock Horse contest in Colorado.

“We had a great start to our winter and spring series at Colorado State University,” said Joanna Hergenreder, assistant professor of animal science and coach of the NCTA Ranch Horse Team.

Five Aggie team members competed March 2 and 3 in the collegiate contest attended by five colleges

Coach Hergenreder’s commentary follows:

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Trent Loos will speak about agricultural advocacy for an NCTA Collegiate Cattlemen meal and program Thursday. The public is invited to attend. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA to host Trent Loos, ag advocate Thursday, March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Agricultural issues and advocacy for Nebraska livestock production will be center stage on Thursday, March 14 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Trent Loos is a radio commentator, agricultural producer who farms with his family near Hazard, Nebraska, and a spokesman for a variety of issues and platforms in national and global food production.

He will give a public presentation for Aggie students, farmers, ranchers and others wanting to learn more about advocacy on behalf of the agriculture industry.

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Aggie student Damian Wellman captured a photo of the first calf born in 2019 at the NCTA farm on February 28. Students take rotations during calving season to ensure a live calf is delivered.
Aggies work through all types of weather Thursday, March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

There’s no doubt about it, agriculturalists are hardy stock.

While Nebraska ranchers and livestock producers are battling frigid temperatures and winter conditions across the state, our Aggie students are facing this same dose of an extra harsh winter at campus.

Animal science and several veterinary technology majors at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis take a shift in calving rotation, checking expectant cows soon due to deliver.

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Chase Stanley, left, and Jarrod Tuttle discuss workforce initiatives at the NCTA irrigation technology lab during a tour for representatives from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. (Crawford / NCTA News photo)
Crafting ag and trade skills in Curtis Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Feb. 27, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

Workforce development is a priority for many young people seeking skills in agricultural trades and sciences.

During high school, Donovan Buss took advantage of college partnerships that York Public Schools forged with the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Buss enrolled in dual credit or “concurrent” courses, several of which were NCTA diversified agriculture courses, which enabled him to graduate from YHS in May 2017 with enough credits to enroll for NCTA that fall as a college sophomore.

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NCTA students at the College Conference on Cooperatives were, from left:  Sadie Christensen, Arnold; Huntra Christensen, Lincoln; Morgan Curran, Holbrook; and Lennae Eisenmenger, Humphrey. (Sievers / NCTA photo)
NCTA Aggies join cooperatives tour Monday, February 25, 2019

Feb. 25, 2019

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Four students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., recently attended the College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis.

It was very interesting and opened my eyes to the different types of cooperatives they have in Minnesota,” said Huntra Christensen of Lincoln.

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A rabbit at the Veterinary Technology complex drew attention at NCTA Discovery Day in October. Students can tour campus and see academic programs at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis again on Monday, March 4. (Griffiths/NCTA Photo)
NCTA hosts Discovery Day on March 4 Monday, February 25, 2019

Feb. 25, 2019                                                                      

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Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture livestock evaluators are:  (Standing, from left) Remy Mansour, Camden Wilke, Garrett Lapp, Seth Racicky, Peyton McCord, Grant Romshek, and Will Moeller. (Seated, from left) Maisie Kennicutt, Colbey Luebbe, Emily Riley, and Rachel Miller. (Dean Fleer/NCTA Photo)
Aggies judge at Cattlemen’s Classic Monday, February 25, 2019

Feb. 25, 2019                                                    

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

KEARNEY, Neb. – Two livestock evaluation teams from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis competed Saturday in the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic judging contest at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney.

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Nebraska District 11 FFA students identified plants during CDE contests held February 6 at NCTA. National FFA Week is Feb. 16-23. (J. Kennicutt / NCTA News)
Dean's Message: Waving the red, wearing the blue Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Feb. 20, 2019

By NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. - We laud partnerships and teamwork in education. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture shares statewide projects with campus partners at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

As part of our celebration of the University’s founding 150 years ago, we just completed “Charter Week” at the UNL campus, across the state at research and extension centers, and at extension offices.

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