RACINE, Wis. – New Holland Construction announced it is a major sponsor of the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) 36th Annual Student Career Days. The annual conference and career fair draws more than 900 students enrolled in horticulture, landscape and lawn care programs at colleges and universities across the country. Students compete in events that are directly related to the skills necessary for a career in the green industry. This year’s event takes place March 22 – 25, 2012, at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
 
"Our involvement in Student Career Days continues to be a great source of pride for New Holland Construction," said Curtis Goettel, brand marketing manager at New Holland Construction. "The landscape and horticulture students participating in this event are the future leaders in the landscape industry."
 
New Holland is also the sponsor of the tractor loader backhoe competition held during the three-day event. Students participating in the competition, held on Saturday, March 24, will demonstrate proficiency at operating a tractor loader backhoe provided by New Holland Construction.
 
With nearly 3,500 member companies and affiliates, PLANET represents more than 100,000 green industry professionals across America. For more information, please visit www.LandcareNetwork.org. For more information on PLANET’s Student Career Days, please visit www.studentcareerdays.org.