Jeff McManus

University of Mississippi
Jeff McManus grows “Weeders into Leaders” and is the Director of Landscape Services at the national award winning University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Mississippi. He is the creator of The Landscape University Curriculum, and author of Pruning Like a Pro and his newest release, Growing Weeders Into Leaders.
His work has been highlighted in the New York TimesThe Princeton Review and Newsweek’s The Daily Beast. You can find out more about Jeff at


Track: Turf & Landscape Management
Jan 23 2017 - 9:30am
In landscape management mowing is a vital, yet problematic job.  At the University of Mississippi, mowing 1,000 acres using 31 fulltime employees, the long, sweltering summers had become a daily routine of mowing ten working days straight......
Jan 23 2017 - 11:30am

Have some food - and some food for thought! Monday's featured lunch speaker is Jeff McManus. Jeff McManus grows things. As the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, he grows plants...he grows people...he grows ideas....

Track: Irrigation, Shaping Leadership
Jan 24 2017 - 3:15pm

Growing Weeders into Leaders: Leadership Lessons from the Ground Level is the title of Jeff McManus’ latest book, due out this fall.  In the book, and this presentation, Jeff takes the audience through the practical applications of empowering...