NCTA education center to be dedicated Nov. 18


The Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis is now complete. Construction began in October 2010 on one of the largest and most innovative building projects in NCTA's history. The dedication of the building is at 1 p.m., Nov. 18.

"This will not only increase our capacity to produce more students to return to their communities as farmers/ranchers and business owners, but also increase the quality of living and the learning atmosphere at NCTA," said Weldon Sleight, dean of the college.

For the last two years, four major projects have been completed at a cost of $15 million. The projects include the Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center, a large addition to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; the Aggie Central Residence Hall; the Biomass Project, which is designed to heat the campus with red cedar wood chips; and the George and Carol Garlick Aggie West Residence Hall.

The Nebraska agriculture industry, alumni and friends provided substantial financial support for the projects, Sleight said.

"The Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center will be used a lot by the different ag industries in Nebraska that have supported it from the beginning," Sleight said.

New specialty programs that will encourage and help the students to return to their hometowns and farms are the 100 Beef Cow Advantage Program, the 100 Acre Farm Advantage Program and the Business Builders Program.

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