Each year, the faculty from our partner universities and colleges nominate an exemplary student from their Green Industry program. These students have shown themselves as leaders with their fellow students, been involved in extracurricular projects/programs, and possess the attributes to become a future leader of the industry. MNLA presents the recipients with an award plaque and cash award.

Nominate a Student for the Outstanding Student Award. Contact Amy Upton to submit your nominee. Outstanding Awards will be presented at the next Great Lakes Trade Expo (January 21-23, 2025).

The 2023 Outstanding Student Award Winners are:

Isaac McKay and Nate Weaver (MNLA's 2024 President)

Isaac McKay, Michigan State University, Horticulture BS Degree - Horticulture Science


Parker Stephenson and Nate Weaver (MNLA's 2024 President)

Parker Stephenson, Michigan State University, Landscape & Nursery Management