2018 NDNGA Convention Award Winners

Congratulations to all of this year's winners!

Best Booth Awards

Best Booth—Central Landscape
Herman and Paul set up another great display, and the judges thought so too!

Second Place Best Booth--Foster's
This year, the Second Place Best Booth award was won by Rick Livermore, who always has a great and colorful display for Foster's.

Third Place Best Booth--Sester Farms
Roger Whaley of Sester Farms did another excellent display and won the Third Place Best Booth award!


Landscape and Design Contest Awards

First Place - Commercial
Megan Gray - Foreman
Land Elements - Designer
MGI Landscapes, West Fargo, ND


First Place - Residential Back Yard
Brent Keller - Designer
Bartolo Ochoa - Foreman
S&S Landscaping, Fargo, ND

First Place - Softscape
McKenzie Lawler - Designer
Frederico Cortes - Foreman
Dakota OutdoorScapes, Bismarck, ND

First Place - Residential Front Yard
Ryan Hunt - Designer
Tylor Doll - Foreman
Legacy Landscaping, Bismarck, ND

First Place - Display (Hardgoods Division & Plant Materials Division)
Dorian Waller
Lowe's Garden Center, Minot, ND

Landscaping Awards of Merit
Dorian Waller, Paul Beck, and John Ulland
Lowe's Garden Center, Minot, ND

Marshall Kaldor
Opp Construction, Fargo, ND

Jamie Barrows
MGI Landscapes, West Fargo, Nd

Candice Chisholm
Outdoor Worx, Glyndon, MN
Chelsea Levorsen and Kristen Knudson
MGI Landscapes, West Fargo, ND

Display Awards of Merit
Kathy Woodall
Lowe's Garden Center, Minot, ND

Allyson Burcham
S&S Landscaping, Fargo, ND

Scholarship Awards
NDSU Harry Baker Scholarship
Tran Zerface
Tran is majoring in Sports and Urban Turf Management at NDSU and is from Jamestown, ND.

Nicholas Boehm Scholarship
Joshua Rivas-Miranda and Megan Goodell
Joshua is an Aquaponics major from Holland, Michigan, while Megan is from Rugby, ND.

Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Wilbert Ronald

The NDNGLA Distinguished Service Award for 2018 was presented to Dr. Wilbert Ronald of Jeffries Nurseries at the Annual Convention Banquet.  Dr. Ronald is a graduate in plant science from the University of Manitoba and worked i horticulture research at the Morden Canada Research Station before taking over Jeffries Nurseries near Portage la Prairie in 1982.  He has helped develop and release many excellent tree and shrub varieties, and his many contributions to the industry were highlighted in a wonderful presentation made by Dr. Dale Herman.