Dedicated to supporting the next generation of turf professionals, John Deere announced the 2021 winner of the John Deere Landscape Industry Scholarship. Brayden Johnson, a student at Brigham Young University in Utah, will be awarded a check for $2,500.00 to help further his education and dreams of pursuing a career within the landscaping industry. Brayden was recognized at this year’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) virtual event, taking place from March 15-19, 2021. Hosted annually by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, the NCLC aims to foster and develop students to be successful in agriculture and landscaping.
“The National Collegiate Landscape Competition is one of the most important opportunities that we offer students each year, and we’re thrilled to be part of the virtual platform to continue our scholarship tradition for 2021. This competition helps students to recognize their potential and sets them up for long-standing careers in the industry,” said Nick Minas, go-to-market manager, John Deere. “We were thoroughly impressed by Brayden Johnson and are pleased to award him a cash prize that can be used to support his future goals and endeavors.”
Brayden is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Management. He has a passion for plant sciences and gardening, and also serves as a Student Greenhouse Manager on campus. To further fuel his passion, Brayden also has his own side business of selling and propagating exotic plants. His dream job would be owning his own greenhouse or nursery.
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