Students of agriculture will vie for prime honors March 30-April 2 in a nationwide contest of 40 two-year and four-year schools from throughout the U.S.
The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis is host to practically 600 college students and coaches on the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Contest, “Discover your Hidden Resources.”
Teams journey to convention headquarters in North Platte. Events are held at 4 areas across the group, with the dairy judging Thursday on the Dawson County Fairgrounds in Lexington.
“This is our first NACTA contest since 2019 so everyone is looking forward to meeting again,” mentioned Brad Ramsdale, NCTA agronomy professor and coordinator of this 12 months’s nationwide occasion. “We have colleges coming from both east and west coasts, and from as far north as Crookston, Minn., and Texas A&M to the south of Nebraska,” mentioned Ramsdale.
Students compete in 13 contests from Thursday by Saturday, together with a primary spherical of the Knowledge Bowl on Thursday, with the second spherical and finals Friday.
Contests are in Ag Business, Ag Communications, Ag Mechanics, Computer Application, Crops, Dairy Judging, Equine Management, Horticulture, Livestock Judging, Livestock Management, and Precision Agriculture.
Event websites are the D & N Events Center, Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Mid-Plains Community College and the University of Nebraska West Central Research Extension and Education Center.
Activities conclude with the Saturday night awards banquet. A schedule and maps are at: https://ncta.unl.edu/nacta-2022.