national collegiate landscape competition

Meet NALP Member Mason Shaffer with Blanchford Landscape Group

Mason Shaffer says his story of making his way into the landscape industry is much like many others. He had parents who gave him the “freedom to play outside.” And even as a child, that meant playing with dirt, rocks and plants to “change the environment.” Though in college he started out in engineering, Shaffer […]

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Inside the Minds of Current Landscape Students—Your Future Employees

Sure, you know what you’re thinking about the job openings you need to fill at your landscape business and the work you need to get done regardless of if you fill them or not. But do you know what your future employees are thinking? We asked current horticulture students who are attending NALP’s National Collegiate […]

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Why Every Landscape Professional Should Experience the Industry’s Largest Career Fair

Landscape professionals and horticulture students greatly anticipate the largest landscape industry career fair and student contest, otherwise known as the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC), hosted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). The event brings together more than 700 students from two- and four-year colleges to demonstrate their skills in real-world competitive events […]

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Meet Rex Bishop, Director of Technical Education

Rex Bishop is joining the NALP team as the Director of Technical Education. He worked in the nursery industry before teaching horticultural and landscaping at the college level for more than 25 years, most recently serving as the Vice President for Economic Development at Chattahoochee Technical College. Bishop is known to many in the industry for […]

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Brigham Young University Wins NCLC

Brigham Young University – Provo is the winner of NALP’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition, and Tyler Gilson of Michigan State University is the first-place student. Sixty-one teams battled it out, March 15-18, in 29 competitions in Provo, Utah, in events like arboriculture, hardscape installation, wood construction, plant identification, sales presentation, exterior/interior design, irrigation troubleshooting, skid […]

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BYU Provo Prepares for NCLC

                  For first-time attendees at this year’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) at BYU Provo, March 15-18, the event promises to be an eye-opener for students and industry members alike. “I competed in the late nineties while a student at Penn State University,” said NCLC Chair Kory […]

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National Collegiate Landscape Competition Heads to Mississippi

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition (formerly Student Career Days) is heading back to the place where it all began 40 years ago, Mississippi State University, March 16-19. This time there are 60 schools instead of 5, more than 700 students, and more than nearly 100 landscape companies and industry manufacturers who will interact with the […]

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NCLC 40th Anniversary – Brett Lemcke

Brett Lemcke, incoming president of NALP, shares his recollections of the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (formerly Student Career Days). Join us this March at Mississippi State – the place where it all began! #NALPNCLC

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Changing the way we tell our story

Why did you get out of bed this morning? Chances are, you didn’t get up with the intention of changing the world. But that’s exactly what you, as a landscape professional, are doing. Just a day into Student Career Days 2015, and that has already been the most repeated message. At the Academic Excellence Foundation […]

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