The NCTA college fair for clubs and organizations included the Collegiate Farm Bureau Club. (L-R) Clade Anderson of Otis, Kansas, Chase Callahan of Gothenburg and Professor Brad Ramsdale shared goals of the club to promote agriculture, stay updated on ag issues, and explore the ag industry. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Collegiate Farm Bureau to reorganize Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Sept. 3, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – The Collegiate Farm Bureau Club at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will have its reorganizational meeting Thursday at 5 p.m.

President Clade Anderson of Otis, Kansas, a sophomore majoring in agronomy said any NCTA student is welcome to attend.  The meeting will be in the NCTA Education Center, with food served for attendees.

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Gloria Bautista joined NCTA faculty as assistant professor of mathematics.
Math professor joins NCTA Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Sept. 3, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Students and faculty welcomed Gloria Bautista as assistant professor of mathematics to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Her duties are within the General Education division at NCTA, said Eric Reed, division chair.

“We are very glad to have Gloria join our college faculty,” Reed said.

Bautista and her husband, Henry Mendoza, arrived in Curtis for opening day of college classes, on August 26th, and are settling into the community.

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NCTA Aggies put their best foot forward on the way to New Student Orientation. Classes began Monday at the Curtis campus. (Crawford/NCTA)
Communication and collaboration are key Thursday, August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.    

A popular slogan during my youthful days of showing livestock and participating in 4-H projects in Hall County was “put your best foot forward.”

Our staff and faculty at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture did exactly that this past couple of weeks. As they prepared the campus for the fall semester to begin, they put their best foot forward.

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NCTA faculty and staff gathered for 2019 NCTA Orientation. (M. Wagner/NCTA)
NCTA faculty and staff greet Aggies Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 22, 2019

Faculty, staff and administrators of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture gathered Tuesday for 2019 Fall Orientation.

They welcome students to campus Saturday and Sunday, helping them move into the residence halls, and preparing freshmen and transfer students at New Student Orientation.

Activities range from students picking up textbooks and parking passes to receiving the "how-to" instructions for setting up wireless access for personal devices including computers, laptops and cell phones.

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NCTA Collegiate Cattlemen and Women in Ag students support the beef industry as volunteers in serving at the Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit. This year, they will serve the afternoon and evening of Saturday, August 31st. (NCTA photo)
Aggies at Nebraska State Fair Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 22, 2019

By NCTA News

The “Aggies from Curtis” are helping the Nebraska State Fair celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The annual 10-day event in Grand Island kicks off Friday (August 23) with opening ceremonies observing 150 years of showcasing Nebraska agriculture.

Students and volunteers from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will be at the fair for numerous activities and contests which conclude on Labor Day.

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Students move into NCTA residence halls this weekend before classes begin on Monday. (NCTA News photo)
Welcome weekend at Curtis Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August 20, 2019

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.                                                

Enthusiasm is evident as we are set to kick off the new academic year at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.  Welcome to Curtis, NCTA Aggies!

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Thomas Woracek and his daughter, Shayla, of Maxwell, converse with friends at the 2019 reunion and banquet of the Aggie Alumni Association. Shayla, the Class of 2019 valedictorian, received an alumni scholarship last year. Thomas graduated production agriculture, '85. Applications for 2019-2020 are due September 6.
Aggie Alumni scholarships for legacy students Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019                                                  

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – College scholarships are available for the 2019-2020 academic year to second-year students who have had a parent attend the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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Mary Rittenhouse, Agri Business Management professor, visits with students about costs of production at the NCTA Farm. For high school students in dual credit, she teaches two online classes, Introduction to Ag Economics and Principles of Microeconomics. (Chandler/NCTA Photo)
NCTA meets agriculture’s interests Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019  

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.                                                

CURTIS, Neb. – Everywhere we go it seems Nebraskans are talking about how quickly the summer has been speeding by. I believe that is particularly experienced by those of us in agriculture.

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Animal Science professor Joanna Hergenreder teaches equine courses and coaches the NCTA Ranch Horse Team. (Crawford/NCTA News photo)
Horses, livestock restricted on campus Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August 13, 2019

By NCTA News                                                                         

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Border collie Gryff and four members of the NCTA Stock Dog Team are, from left: Breauna Derr of Friend, Emily Hubbell of Lexington, Alexandra Hazuka of McDonald, Kansas, and Kaytie Henrickson of Norton. (NCTA photo)
Aggie dog demo in Kansas Saturday, August 10, 2019

August 10, 2019

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – A demonstration of working stock dogs was a hit at the Norton County Fair recently in Kansas.

Student members of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Stock Dog Team were hosted by Kaytie Henrickson, an NCTA student from Norton.

The Aggies and their dogs showed the audience at the outdoor arena about how dogs can be used for safe, low-stress and efficient handling of sheep and cattle.

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