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James River Nurseries is proud to sponsor a team of students from Virginia Tech who will be competing in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) being held March 18-21, 2020, at Michigan State University. The annual three-day event is billed as the largest Career Fair in the industry and draws top landscape and horticulture students as well as companies, manufacturers and suppliers from within the industry.

During the event, an estimated 800 students compete in events to demonstrate their skills in everything from 3D Exterior Landscape Design to Hardscape Installation to Robotics & Technology in Landscape Design (as well as numerous categories in between). "Many students who attend and compete at the NCLC rate the event as one of the highlights of their college careers. The tough competition and interaction with so many facets of the industry help frame possibilities for future careers."

In order for the Virginia Tech team to participate, they raised money to cover expenses for travel, hotel rooms and workshops. James River Nurseries was happy to make a donation in order to help the team reach their fund raising goal.

In 2019, Virginia Tech finished 8th place out of 64 schools participating in the NCLC! Pretty impressive!

We wish them the best of luck for another great showing at this year's event!