TAG: PLANET AEF

PLANET AEF welcomes 4 new ambassadors

March 31, 2015By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) named the newest ambassadors of the PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF). The ambassadors reached such a status by pledging $25,000 to the foundation, which awards scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticulture programs at two-year or four-year colleges and universities. They include: •           Mike Hommel, Designs by Sundown, Englewood, Colo.; •           Tom Fochtman,... read more

PLANET AEF dubs educator of the year, gives 53 scholarships

March 25, 2015By

The Professional Landcare Network Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) presented a slew of academic accolades at PLANET Student Career Days, hosted Mach 12-15 by North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. In 2015 alone, PLANET AEF has given a total of $91,100 in awards and scholarships. Adding to that, it bestowed 53 scholarships at a reception, sponsored by Stihl, March... read more

2015 PLANET SCD to descend on NCSU March 12–15

January 29, 2015By

Registration is open for landscaping companies to attend Student Career Days (SCD), scheduled for March 12–15 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. Hosted by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), SCD brings together approximately 850 horticulture and landscape students from more than 65 schools to test their skills in real-world, competitive events and to interview with companies at the... read more

PLANET plans Great Escape in Bahamas Feb. 26-28

January 13, 2015By

The Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) Great Escape event will be held at Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas, Feb. 26-28. Early-bird registration pricing is in effect until Feb. 6. Great Escape brings together landscape industry company owners and upper-level management for a few days of networking and leadership education from national speakers who focus on corporate development. An added layer to this... read more

PLANET AEF promotes landscape industry careers

July 7, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) expanded its mission statement and joined a public awareness campaign to attract people into a career in the landscape and lawn care industry. As part of the new mission, “to attract, inspire, and support the education and advancement of landscape professionals who create and manage healthy green spaces for the benefit of society,” PLANET... read more

PLANET AEF names newest ambassadors

June 13, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), based in Herndon, Va., has named the newest PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) Ambassadors. Each of the ambassadors pledged $25,000 to the foundation, which awards scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticulture programs at two-year or four-year colleges and universities: Lifescape Colorado and the Hupf family, Denver; Marty Grunder, Miamisburg, Ohio; Schill... read more