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Horticulture and Forestry Club Attends National Competition

The North Dakota State University Horticulture and Forestry Club placed 15th in the nation out of 64 colleges and universities at the 2019 National Association of Landscape Professionals National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Colorado State University. Two students received individual awards and honors.
 
 

March 29, 2019

Members of the North Dakota State University Horticulture and Forestry Club attended the 2019 National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) at Colorado State University March 20-23, 2019. The annual three-day event brings together more than 800 of the top landscape and horticulture students from two- and four-year colleges across the U.S. and Canada to demonstrate their skills in real-world, competitive events and network with top companies at the largest career fair in the green industry.

NDSU placed 15th in the nation out of 64 colleges and universities. In 9 out of 29 total competitive events, NDSU placed in the top 10. Students competed in 3D exterior landscape design, arboriculture techniques, compact excavator operation, hardscape install, mini track loader operation, small engine repair, tractor loader backhoe operation, truck and trailer operation, wood construction, and more.

NDSU students also received individual awards and honors. Business administration student Colin Schulte placed 2nd in the SuperStar Award, which goes to the students with the highest total score in five individual events. Horticulture student Sarah Kickert was presented a NALP Foundation scholarship at a reception held during the event.

The NDSU Horticulture and Forestry Club is advised by Department of Plant Sciences faculty Harlene Hatterman-Valenti and Todd West.

Source: Todd West,
Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,

Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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