Grand Island, Neb. – Fairgoers to the 147th Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island can learn about science, livestock, crops and agricultural education from students and staff of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.
Nebraska’s only statewide technical agriculture college will be featured at a display in the 4-H and FFA Building of State Fair Park during the Aug. 26-Sept. 5 fair.
NCTA also will share interactive exhibits in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) area of the Nebraska Building during opening weekend, with agronomy featured Saturday and animal science on Sunday.
The NCTA outreach booth shares information for prospective students and also connects with Aggie alumni, says Tina Smith, NCTA admissions and recruiting coordinator.
“State fair is a great time for future students and supporters to learn more about the new and exciting opportunities available at NCTA,” Smith said. “Along with new marketing initiatives, we have expanded our A to B agreements with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and now with South Dakota State University, too.”
Outreach to urban and rural fairgoers provides wonderful ways to tell agriculture’s story. Students with the NCTA Livestock Judging Team and NCTA Agricultural Education program are helping with youth events and livestock shows, particularly the second weekend for FFA and 4-H contests.