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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 […]

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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. Bush, whose friends call her Tee, said, “I want to teach the things that are of interest to me and make me excited to be in the […]

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NORFOLK, NE – Northeast Community College is offering a new agriculture degree this fall, associate of science in natural resources. Dean of Agriculture, Math and Science Corinne Morris said this brings the number of distinct agriculture programs at Northeast to 12, ranging from agronomy to animal science, and from precision ag to horticulture and golf […]

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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. Dr. Tracy Kruse, associate vice president of development and external affairs and executive director of the Northeast Community College Foundation, announced this week that […]

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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. As a young […]

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‘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. Trent Loos’ “Rural Route” program airs on over 100 stations across the country and boasts three-million listeners on-air and online, […]

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