TAG: PLANET Student Career Days

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

65 teams compete at 2015 PLANET Student Career Days

March 24, 2015By

In its 39th year, the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days drew 800 students to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., last week. Sixty-five teams, including three National FFA Organization high school teams, participated in 27 individual and team competitions. The events included, among others, tree climbing, hardscape installation, wood construction, plant identification, sales presentation, exterior/interior design, irrigation... read more

PLANET AEF tags 2014 Outstanding Educator of the Year

April 17, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Academic Excellence Foundation (AEF) tagged Zachary Johnson as the recipient of its 2014 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award. Developed in cooperation with the PLANET Accreditation Committee the award recognizes professors who have made significant contributions to landscape industry education. Johnson, an associate professor of landscape design and contracting at Colorado State University (CSU), received... read more

2014 PLANET SCD creates friendly competition in Fort Collins

March 26, 2014By

Their wardrobes wavered from business casual to school spirit fanatical, which perhaps was a reflection of the students’ differing outlooks on the event—one being that they were there to nab employment, and the other that they were attending with hopes to crush the competition. Garb aside, the more than 800 students who attended the 38th annual Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)... read more

CAO Design Challenge crafts outdoor spaces for children

March 20, 2014By

Some clients told them to design a landscape that incorporated trees made of cotton candy. Others customers insisted on having an area where they could dig up treasure. To deliver on these requests would be a challenge for any landscape designer. But for the teams of college students that received them as part of the Come Alive Outside (CAO) Design... read more

4 companies become PLANET AEF platinum ambassadors

March 7, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) promoted four companies from the title of ambassador to platinum ambassador of the foundation. The companies rose to the rank by pledging an additional $25,000 to the foundation, bringing the total each has pledged to $50,000. The newest platinum ambassadors include: CNA Insurance, Eustis, Fla.; Go iLawn and The Rorie Family,... read more