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    1,100 students participate in scholastic contest & quiz bowl

    by jamesc  3/21/2019 11:58:16 AM --  NORFOLK, NE – Wayne Community Schools won the 2019 Class C High School Scholastic Contest hosted by Northeast Community College on Wednesday in Norfolk. Wakefield Community School was second and Cedar Catholic High School in Hartington placed third. In the Class D contest, Wausa Public School claimed first-place honors. Howells-Dodge Consolidated Schools was second followed by a tie for third between Plainview High School and Rock County High School.

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    Nominations sought for 2019 AG-ceptional woman award

    by amandab  3/21/2019 10:34:33 AM --  NORFOLK, NE – Each year, Northeast Community College recognizes the vital role that women play in agriculture and honors one individual during its AG-ceptional Women’s Conference.

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    9th graders explore career opportunities at Northeast

    by jamesc  3/9/2019 8:23:30 AM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE – From agriculture to wind energy technology, high school freshmen had the opportunity to get a taste of career opportunities recently.

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    Northeast ag class teaches "safety is everybody's job"

    by jamesc  3/6/2019 10:58:37 AM -- 

    Agriculture is the most dangerous industry in the nation, according to the National Safety Council. Fatality and serious injury rates run high. Human error is a factor, as well as the abundant workplace hazards – from cantankerous cows to toxic chemicals to underground manure pits and overhead power lines. Consequences may include drowning, electrocution, suffocation, loss of limbs and pulmonary diseases.

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    Math class at Northeast offers hands-on experience for vet tech students

    by amandab  3/5/2019 8:53:50 AM --  NORFOLK, NE – Math classes don’t usually involve live ferrets, but a course at Northeast Community College incorporates them--and several other critters--right into the lesson plan.

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    Over 1,400 students compete in FFA ag education contest at Northeast

    by jamesc  3/1/2019 7:17:28 AM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE – The Norfolk campus of Northeast Community College experienced an invasion, of sorts, earlier this week.

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    Northeast in South Sioux City to host ag career exploration event

    by amandab  2/28/2019 8:59:48 AM --  SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE - Northeast Community College in South Sioux City will host an event later this month for those interested in pursuing agriculture-related careers.

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    Students sign letters of intent to enroll in CTE programs at Northeast

    by amandab  2/27/2019 8:43:47 AM --  NORFOLK, NE - High school seniors from Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Colorado have committed to continuing their education at the postsecondary level. The students, with many of their parents and others watching, signed letters of intent to enroll in career and technical education (CTE) programs at Northeast Community College.

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    Northeast vet tech students receive coats and pins at ceremony

    by amandab  2/22/2019 7:15:11 AM --  NORFOLK, NE - Students enrolled in Northeast Community College’s veterinary technology program received their coats and pins at a special ceremony held recently in Norfolk.

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    Agriculture class trains students on a "very serious topic"

    by jamesc  2/8/2019 3:25:14 PM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE - An intense eight weeks are underway for agricultural instructor Robert Noonan and students in his Crop Chemicals class at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.“I use every minute” of the twice-weekly class, he said. “It’s a very serious topic.”

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    High school students learn from Northeast’s horticulture and golf course management program

    by jamesc  2/4/2019 9:49:30 AM --  NORFOLK, NE - Outside freezing drizzle is glazing streets, sidewalks and windshields. Inside it’s a balmy 73 degrees as students propagate tiny lettuce seeds. The setting is the greenhouse on the Northeast Community College campus in Norfolk. Following a classroom lecture, the students moved to the greenhouse for completion of that day’s Fridays @ Northeast horticulture class open to high school students.

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    500 high school students participate in FFA contest at Northeast

    by jamesc  1/28/2019 3:36:43 PM --  NORFOLK, NE – Northeast Community College’s Chuck M. Pohlman Agriculture Complex in Norfolk was the site of the FFA District Livestock Judging Contest recently. Four-hundred-eighty-two contestants from 43 schools participated in the event.

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    Northeast students hand pick, count corn kernels for emergence study

    by jamesc  1/4/2019 11:31:24 AM --  NORFOLK, NE - From building the planter to harvesting the crop, Northeast Community College precision agriculture students have been closely involved with a study of the effects of emergence and planter down force on corn yield.

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