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The Landscape University™ is a series of classes instituted by Landscape Services to help employees understand their role in the institution’s effort to "Cultivate Greatness" in its students, athletes, faculty, employees, and friends, by constantly maintaining a well-groomed and beautiful campus.

This Conference will cover the basics of the program, how to develop your own program on your campus and how to work on developing a highly confident, motivated landscaping team.

Landscape University


April 1-2, 2020


  • Day One: The University of Mississippi, UM-Depot, 102 Depot Street, University, Mississippi 38677
  • Day Two: The Department of Landscape Services, 61 Hickory Lane, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677

Conference Schedule

Day one
7:30 a.m. Meet & Greet
8:00 - 8:15 Welcome by Larry Sparks, Interim Chancellor of the University of Mississippi
8:15 - 9:15 Landscape University Basics
9:15 - 9:30 Break
9:30 - 10:30 Developing Your Own Landscape University
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Creating Productive and Satisfied Employees
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 4:30 Campus Tour
5:30 - 7:30 Reception
day two
7:30 – 9:00 Meeting at Landscape Services: Landscape University in Action
9:00 – 9:15 Break
9:15 - 10:15 Why It Works: The Secret of Landscape University
10:15 - 10:25 Break
10:25 - 11:30 Wrap Up Session: This is great, but Where Do I Start?
11:30 Grab-n-Go Lunch
Certificate of Attendance
12:20 – 3:00 p.m. In-the-Field Experience with Landscape Services Crew Members (Optional)


This conference is limited to 10 participants. Registrations will be taken on a first come basis.

Register online by clicking here. The registration fee is $500 per person. Payment options: Purchase order, Check, Visa or MasterCard.

Registration Deadline

Please submit the registration form no later than Friday, March 20, 2020.

Contact Information

Should you have questions or concerns about the registration process, please contact Mary W. Leach, Director of the Office of Professional Development, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, Post Office Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, 662-915-7847 or at

Should you have questions or concerns about the conference schedule, please contact Jeff McManus, Director of Landscape, Airport and Golf Services, Post Office Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, 662-915-1846 or at

General Information

Accommodating Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Mary W. Leach, Director, Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning at 662-915-7847 or


 In order to receive a full refund of registration fee, cancel registration in writing 5 business days prior to the conference. You may substitute another person from the same institution.

Conference Coordination

The University of Mississippi, Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
P.O. Box 1848
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite L
University, MS 38677
O: +1-662-915-7847| F: +1-662-915-5138

Conference Host

The University of Mississippi, Landscape Services
61 Hickory Lane
University, MS 38677-1848
O: 1+662-915-1846 • F: 1+662-915-1827

About Outreach

The mission of the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education is to serve the University and the community by facilitating and providing high-quality learning experiences.

The Division values integrity, quality, and efficiency in the creation and implementation of innovative educational strategies to engage minds, to transform lives, and to serve others. We seek to inspire change and growth by building relationships and working collaboratively with University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners from the region, state, nation, and beyond.

Contact Outreach
(662) 915-7283

Fax: (662) 915-5138

Outreach Staff