Mizzou Plant Sciences students see success at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Five students pose in front of mountains.

For the first time, seven Mizzou students competed in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) conducted through the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). These seven Division of Plant Sciences students joined over 650 other students from 49 different schools across the nation at the BYU campus in Provo, UT, March 12-16. They competed in 9 different competitions. Each competition had anywhere from 56-72 individual competitors. All Mizzou students experienced some level of success, including one top 20 finish and two top 10 finishes.

“We had absolutely no idea what to expect,” said Tim Moloney, plant sciences instructor and team advisor. “We decided to give this a shot in January. This team’s goal was to build a foundation for future teams, and to teach me what we need to do to be competitive going forward.  They did exactly that while attending educational workshops, networking events, and probably the best industry trade show I have ever seen.”