The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, located in Curtis, reports another boost in student enrollment, according to Dean of Students Ron Rosati.
“We’re actually at our highest enrollment in 23 years,” Rosati says. “We’ve had five years of continuous enrollment growth. We haven’t had this many students on campus since 1995. The college has been recognized nationally for the quality of its programs and the success of its graduates.”
The head of the college’s Animal Sciences Department says they’ve launched a cooperative dairy program with South Dakota State University in Brookings.
Doug Smith says students in the program spend three semesters at NCTA. “And then they spend one semester at SDSU, usually in the spring,” Smith says. “That’s when the majority of the dairy labs, production and orientation classes that they’ll need to end up in the dairy business.”
NCTA offers programs in Animal Science/Ag Education, Veterinary Technology, Agribusiness Management, Agronomy and Ag Mechanics and General Education.
The college is a branch of the University of Nebraska.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton