Ag hall today. Dont forget to look in next weeks issue for more present and past pictures of NCTA. Courtesy Photo
For a century, thousands of agriculturalists across Nebraska and the U.S. have at one point during their academic career called the campus on the rolling hills at Curtis, Nebraska, “home.”
On August 9-11, alumni, former faculty and friends of the University of Nebraska-Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) will gather for a reunion and celebration of their alma mater. No matter its title over the 100-year history, today’s two-year technical college, NCTA, is still most commonly known simply as “the ag school at Curtis.”
Welcoming alumni and friends to the campus will be the newest resident to Curtis, Dr. Ron Rosati, who joined the University of Nebraska system as the NCTA Dean on July 1st.
“NCTA has been providing outstanding technical education to the agricultural communities of Nebraska and surrounding states for 100 years,” notes Rosati. “I feel honored to have the opportunity to serve with my friends and colleagues in the NCTA community as we move into our second century, continuing to provide graduates ready to address important issues for the residents of Nebraska”.
“NCTA implements its unique mission in an extraordinary fashion due to the dedication of highly qualified faculty and staff,” Rosati added. “That mission continues to grow in importance as we see an increasing demand placed on our agricultural industries to provide even more food for a growing world, to emerge as a source of energy, and to play a leading role in resolving the country’s environmental issues.”
Alumni, former faculty and family members, local residents and agricultural industry partners are invited to attend the reunion and centennial celebration, said Rosati.
Schedule of events starts Friday from 6-9pm with a chuck wagon feed at the LTC Arena and Lucky Chucks wagon and Cowboy poetry at the ED Center parking lot. Saturday will kick off with breakfast from 7-9am at the cafeteria, 12-2 lunch will be held at the student union and 6-midnight will be the prime rib banquet and silent auction at the Community Center, there willl also be a dance dj and cash bar.Sunday will end the celebration with breakfast from 7-9am.
The Chuck’s wagon feed will cost $25 per person, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday will be $7 each day per person and the prime rib banquet will be $35 per person.The Alumni Dance held at the community center will be $3 per person or $5 for a couple.
Registration and schedule details are available at www.NCTA.unl.edu or by telephone (308) 367-5222.
Look for next weeks issue as it will have more photos and a story of the centennial history of NCTA.