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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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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