At the recent National Association of Landscape Professional’s 40th National Collegiate Landscape Competition in March at Mississippi State University, we asked students to describe their opportunities, and their future, in the landscaping industry.

Here’s what they had to say:

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“Progressive.” Devon Carroll, Penn State University, pictured left.

“Lucrative.” Bobby Hricko, Penn State University, pictured middle.

“Encouraging.” Trinity Hamm, Penn State University, pictured right.

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“Always growing.” Jay Cetnar, Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, pictured left.

“Limitless.” Mike Wallace, Sandhills Community College, pictured middle.

“Sustainable.” Colin Bradley, Sandhills Community College, pictured right.

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“Abundant.” Mike Smeja, Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, pictured left.

“Fortunate.” Jordan Morgan, Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, pictured middle.

“Far-reaching.” Caleb Greisman, Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, pictured right.

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“Grateful.” Dominic Gachina, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo

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