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National Collegiate Landscape Competition

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) is a three and a half day event that is hosted each year at a university, college or technical school in the United States with a horticulture program. The 2018 National Collegiate Landscape was held at Alamance Community College in North Carolina March 14-17.  The Kansas State Landscape Contracting Team, comprised of 36 students, took 11th out of 63 schools, placing in the top-ten in the following events: 1st in Irrigation Design; 3rd in Sales Presentation; 5th in Irrigation Assembly; 5th in Maintenance Cost Estimating; 8th in Irrigation Troubleshooting; and 10th in Wood Construction. The team travels to Colorado State University next March for the event. The team is generously supported by our industry, otherwise, this opportunity would not be available to our students—thank you to our NCLC team supporters.

Each year over 60 teams compete in events such as interior and exterior design, patio installation, team leadership, plant identification, truck and trailer operations, and many others. This event is also host to the largest career fair in the green industry where nearly 100 employers interview and recruit students from across the United States. This event is one of the most important experiences of any landscape management student's college career because of the innumerable opportunities that it presents for both internships and employment.

Link to the National Association of Landscape Professionals website

This video in Spring 2017

This video at K-State in Spring 2012


Greg Davis
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Cathie Lavis
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Student Leaders

  • Jordan Robinson
  • Alissa Wells
  • Wyatt Youstey


National Collegiate Landscape Competition

2012 Pictures at KSU Announcements>Facebook