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    Midwest Bank joins Ag & Water campaign with $250,000 contribution

    by jamesc  9/11/2019 11:11:11 AM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE – A bank with several locations across Nebraska has joined the list of supporters of a project to build new ag facilities at Northeast Community College. Midwest Bank President & CEO Doug Johnson has announced a pledge of $250,000 to the Nexus campaign.

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    Northeast faculty, staff support Nexus project

    by jamesc  9/4/2019 7:42:03 AM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE - The faculty and staff of Northeast Community College are stepping up in a big way to support the Nexus campaign for new agriculture facilities on the Norfolk campus.

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    Record number of students enroll in Fridays @ Northeast

    by jamesc  8/29/2019 2:13:19 PM --  NORFOLK, NE - In the four years Northeast Community College has worked with area high schools through its Fridays @ Northeast program, the number of students who have enrolled in classes has increased each year. At the beginning of the current academic year, over 100 high school seniors are taking part in the program.

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    New Northeast ag instructor has a song in her heart

    by jamesc  8/27/2019 9:45:03 AM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE – Trentee Bush says horticulture “makes my heart sing,” and that is why she is excited to be teaching horticulture and agronomy at Northeast Community College.

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    Acklie Charitable Foundation contribues $5 million to Nexus campaign

    by jamesc  8/23/2019 12:04:49 PM --  NORFOLK, NE – The late Duane Acklie fondly remembered growing up as a young boy in Madison County. From selling produce his family grew at his favorite corner on U.S. Highway 81 at the age of 10 to establishing one of America’s largest privately-owned trucking companies with his wife, Phyllis, he understood the importance and the role of education as the couple established a foundation that bears their last name. Now, the Acklie Charitable Foundation (ACF) is supporting a major initiative at Northeast Community College that will its ensure agriculture students have opportunities to succeed in their education as they train to become future employees in Nebraska’s number one industry.

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    Ag & Water campaign launches; $5 million lead gift announced

    by jamesc  8/22/2019 4:04:50 PM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE – In an industry that is critical to not only Nebraska and the nation, but across the entire world, the agriculture department at Northeast Community College is at the forefront of developing future farmer-scientists. The institution has been recognized for its work in the area over the years and presently awards the eighth highest number of associate degrees in agriculture in the country. On Thursday, college officials launched a major initiative that will ensure agriculture students are succeeding in their education to develop the skills to become productive members of the workforce and the communities they serve.

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    Ag department to begin offering natural resources program

    by jamesc  8/19/2019 10:00:55 AM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE - Northeast Community College is offering a new agriculture degree this fall, associate of science in natural resources.

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    Northeast to launch multi-million-dollar capital campaign

    by jamesc  8/14/2019 3:02:26 PM --  NORFOLK, NE – Northeast Community College is ready to launch a major initiative that will impact its agriculture programming for years to come.

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    Former student named Northeast farm manager

    by jamesc  8/6/2019 4:53:49 PM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE - A 2019 graduate of Northeast Community College’s agriculture department has been named the first manager of the College farm. Rob Thomas will also coordinate activities in the Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex.

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    Roeber among North America’s top community college faculty members

    by jamesc  8/1/2019 4:56:55 PM --  WASHINGTON – An instructor at Northeast Community College has been named one of the top community college faculty members in North America.

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    Northeast ag student’s internship integral to Howells business

    by jamesc  7/25/2019 3:18:48 PM -- 

    HOWELLS, NE - Dakota Chapman was a high school student when she began job shadowing at North Bend’s Frontier Co-op, learning about everything the business had to offer, from grain, fuel and feed to marketing, safety and agronomy. It was a good fit for Chapman. After all, ag is in her blood.

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    It can't get more "ag-citing" than a Northeast summer camp

    by jamesc  7/21/2019 11:39:16 AM --  NORFOLK, NE – Area high school students had the opportunity recently to explore careers that focus on agriculture technology at Northeast Community College.

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    All roads lead to Northeast as college is featured on national radio program

    by jamesc  7/19/2019 12:23:35 PM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE – ‘All roads do lead to a rural route.’ Those same roads led a nationally-syndicated radio broadcaster to visit Northeast Community College recently to discuss the institution’s newest initiative to train and develop America’s future farmer-scientists.

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    Key ag concepts targeted by "Themes Across the Curriculum"

    by jamesc  5/25/2019 4:55:08 PM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE - For the past five years, faculty in the Northeast Community College Ag Department have been consistently stressing key concepts to their students across all ag programs.Corinne Morris, dean of agriculture, math and science at Northeast, said the concepts are those things important throughout agriculture, including risk management, profitability, safety, professionalism and communication, and stewardship and water management. The effort is called TAC – Themes Across the Curriculum.

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    Northeast hosts Nebraska FFA equine judging contest

    by jamesc  5/24/2019 4:32:20 PM -- 

    NORFOLK, NE – The Chuck M. Pohlman Agriculture Complex at Northeast Community College was the site of the Nebraska FFA Equine Judging Contest earlier this week.

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