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NCTA Aggies excel at nationals

CURTIS, Neb. – Thirty two Aggie students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis tested their agricultural knowledge recently at a national collegiate competition in Murray, Kentucky. Students from NCTA, known as the “Curtis... Read More

Nebraska FFA Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities for Agricultural Education Programs and Students

 The Nebraska FFA Foundation is now seeking applications for 2019-20 local chapter grants and storm relief fund grants. The local chapter grant program, in its third year, supports Nebraska agricultural education classrooms, FFA programs and indivi... Read More

PTK honor society inducts 20 NCTA Aggies

CURTIS, Neb. – Twenty students were inducted Wednesday as new members into the Alpha Iota Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society at  Curtis. Initiates gathered with current PTK members for the annual candle-lighting installation ceremony ... Read More

Spring planting brings reminder to look up and around for powerlines

  Columbus, Neb. – Wet conditions and flooding during the early weeks of spring have caused delays for farmers wanting to get out to their fields, and Nebraska Public Power District reminds equipment operators to be wary of powerlines as they ... Read More

President’s Op-Ed: Commencement season a reminder that workforce is state’s No. 1 issue

It’s commencement season at the University of Nebraska – a time for us to celebrate the achievements of thousands of young people who are about to start a new chapter in their lives. I am often asked to characterize the university’s impact... Read More

Responding to Late Freeze Damage to Vegetable Gardens

A late freeze in May is never positive news, let alone after a challenging winter that Nebraskans have endured this year. This morning, the temperature dropped down to 27 degrees Fahrenheit in North Platte, causing considerable damage to vegetable ga... Read More

Salute to the Class of 2019

CURTIS, Neb. - Congratulations to the Class of 2019! This week we celebrate the results of two or more years of hard work by our Aggie students! I look forward to welcoming guests to Curtis as the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture celeb... Read More

University seeking community hosts for flood recovery projects

The University of Nebraska is inviting community leaders to apply to serve as hosts for a new NU serviceship program that will send students across the state this summer to assist in recovery efforts from the recent devastating floods. Local leade... Read More


Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Spring 2019 semester. He's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This week, we talked about his announce... Read More

Corps of Engineers Release Three Week Missouri River Forecast

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers updated its near-term forecast for the Missouri River this week as the basin prepares for mountain snowpack to melt and collect in the system. The three-week forecast calls for increased water output from the Misso... Read More

As Ag Implements Hit the Road, Drivers Reminded to Stay Alert

(LINCOLN, NEB.)  — As Nebraska’s agriculture producers ramp up their work to feed America, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is advising drivers to keep an eye out for agricultural implements working near and traveling on Nebraska’s roads. “... Read More

Report “Orphaned Containers” from Flood to 1-877-253-2603

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality is partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency to identify, report and remove containers of potentially hazardous materials that were displaced by the March 2019 floods. Those who find t... Read More

Culver’s #Farming Fridays on Social Media Returns

Back for its fourth consecutive year,  Culver’s #FarmingFridays return April 26, 2019. Created in 2016, the social media series profiles influential people who are passionate about educating others about agricultural. The influencers will share... Read More

(Video) Governor Ricketts Goes Horseback to Declare Rodeo Week

Ahead of the 61st Annual University of Nebraska Rodeo, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts took to a horse to proclaim it rodeo week. Ricketts quoted Ronald Reagan, who said: "I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the out... Read More