About FNGLA


Details: Morning Session, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon

Back by popular demand, Jeff McManus will focus on pruning from the ground up featuring shearing, selective and rejuvenation pruning skills. If pruning like a pro is what you are looking to master, this fun and engaging workshop will provide sustainable pruning strategies to maintain a long-term and beautiful landscape design.

About the Instructor:



Jeff McManus, CGM, is Director of Landscape Services at Ole Miss University and has found a unique way of developing a dedicated, thoughtful and inspired work force. Jeff's GROW-Theory is based in the belief that all humans either strive for or have within them the elements of Greatness, Resiliency, Opportunity and Wisdom. His program's efforts has been fruitful on the Ole Miss campus. McManus developed Landscape University™ to intrinsically motivate his employees personally, while training them professionally. Jeff has a bachelor's degree in Landscape and Ornamental Horticulture from Auburn University and is the recipient of the 2016 Horticulture Alumni of the year. He is also an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist. Jeff has been with the University of Mississippi since 2000 as Director of Landscape Services. During those years Jeff and his team have gained national recognition for their attention to detail and eye for beauty. Under Jeff's leadership the Ole Miss campus has won the National Professional Grounds Maintenance Society Best Maintained Campus twice, Newsweek's most beautiful campus in 2011 and was named by the Princeton Review as the 2013 most beautiful campus. In addition, Ole Miss was named Tailgater's Monthly's 2011 best tailgating school, an honor that leads to tons of trash after each game. Jeff led his team in some creative waste management, which caught the attention of The New York Times in 2014. Jeff is a popular speaker and trainer for local, state and national organizations and for the industry. His first book Pruning Like A Pro has garnered attention for it's fun and simple approach to the gardener's dilemma... pruning! You can receive his blogs at www.jeffmcmanusspeaking.com. Jeff's newest book is entitled Weeders to Leaders.