Class of 2024 prepared for the future

Graduation cap and degree (Photo: AI generated image)

In parts of the High Plains region, recent developing dry conditions are starting to raise concerns about reduced forage production from pasture and rangelands as we move into the rest of the spring and summer.

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska, celebrated the graduation of 89 students receiving diplomas or certificates on May 9. This milestone includes December graduates and students completing a second major, reflecting NCTA’s commitment to offering stackable credentials that enhance employability.

Graduates by academic program earning associate degrees included 38 in agriculture production systems, 30 in veterinary technology and 10 in agribusiness. Certificates were granted in animal health, equine training, irrigation technician, welding and more.

Taylor Wilson of Hastings was named valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 GPA, while Allison Lofton of Lodgepole was the salutatorian. Both students will continue their education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

PHOTO: Graduation cap and degree (AI generated image)