CURTIS, Neb. — NCTA Aggie students will be at Husker Harvest Days each of the three days. Find our “home base” at the University of Nebraska building and adjoining tent at Lot 827, located on Eighth Street near Central Avenue.
Our students will be there with refreshments and to greet attendees with information about NCTA programs. Also, several academic divisions will have NCTA students engaged at exhibits and demonstrations.
NCTA agriculture education majors will be providing information about academic programs at Lot 827. Their faculty advisor and instructor Dr. Doug Smith says as future teachers their emphasis is youth education.
Professor Mary Rittenhouse, chair of the Agribusiness Management Systems division, says 20 ag business students will assist at the University of Nebraska displays on Wednesday. Professor Jeremy Sievers is asking his ag sales students to explore their career field with the hundreds of ag vendors and potential employers.
Additionally, students in irrigation technology will be visible with our partners at the Reinke Irrigation building throughout the week. And, agronomy and diversified ag students are on the grounds Thursday as well, says Dr. Brad Ramsdale, agronomy professor.
Students in the NCTA welding classes have an opportunity to gain national level exposure at a hands-on welding trailer hosted by the American Welding Society. Instructor Dan Stehlik says the NCTA welding program is growing each year. A May graduate was AWS certified last year, with plans for several more students to be qualified for the national test this academic year. Look for them at this year’s show. The AWS trailer is at Lot 127.
Finally, for FFA chapters and over 1,200 FFA members registered, they will bring canned food for the food drive coordinated for Heartland United Way. We look forward to assisting these partners in combating hunger.
An FFA scavenger hunt throughout the show grounds, particularly at the interactive display at the University of Nebraska building, is one of the fun activities that NCTA sponsors with the UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Come and sign up with NCTA and CASNR to learn more!
Until next week, go Aggies!
— Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D., NCTA
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