March 25 2019 08:02 AM

Students from 64 colleges competed in events and attended the industry’s largest career fair.

Photos courtesy of NALP

From March 20-23, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, Fairfax, Virginia, hosted its annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition. The three-day event brings together top landscape and horticulture students, industry companies and dozens of industry manufacturers and suppliers.

Hosted by Colorado State University, this year’s competition brought together 840 students from 64 two- and four-year colleges. Students competed in 29 events to demonstrate their skills in landscape categories such as landscape design, hardscape installation and equipment operation.

Students were also able to attend the industry’s largest career fair with more than 100 green industry employers.

At the closing ceremony, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, was named as this year’s NCLC top school. Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager at Stihl, presented the team with $5,000 on stage from the manufacturer.

The 2020 NCLC will be held at Michigan State University March 18-21.