Dwight Hughes Jr. is a third generation nurseryman operating a landscape nursery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with his wife, Debby; son, Tom (wife Megan); and twins, Judy and John (wife Hillary). He graduated from Iowa State University in 1970 with a B.S. degree in ornamental horticulture and landscape architecture. After graduation, he spent two years with the U.S. Army and was trained as an infantry field leader for Viet Nam.

Dwight is active in the American Nursery and Landscape Association. He is past chairman of the education committee and the Nursery Management Institute task force. He has been chairman of the WNGA’s popular “New Ideas Program” since 1987 and is serving on the executive board of the Horticultural Research Institute.

As an industry speaker, Dwight has made over 100 presentation in 35 states and Canada on efficient landscape management and field production systems. He published a book and video in 1996 titled Systems for Success that is a popular educational package on strategies for maximum efficiency in landscape installation and nursery production.

At the local level, Dwight has served on the Board of Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Historic Brucemore, Indian Creek Nature Center, Prairie School Foundation, Firstar Bank, and The Boy Scouts of America.

Dwight Hughes Jr. is a third generation nurseryman operating a landscape nursery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with his wife, Debby; son, Tom (wife Megan); and twins, Judy and John (wife Hillary). He graduated from Iowa State University in 1970 with a B.S. degree in ornamental horticulture and landscape architecture. After graduation, he spent two years with the U.S. Army and was trained as an infantry field leader for Viet Nam.

Dwight is active in the American Nursery and Landscape Association. He is past chairman of the education committee and the Nursery Management Institute task force. He has been chairman of the WNGA’s popular “New Ideas Program” since 1987 and is serving on the executive board of the Horticultural Research Institute.

As an industry speaker, Dwight has made over 100 presentation in 35 states and Canada on efficient landscape management and field production systems. He published a book and video in 1996 titled Systems for Success that is a popular educational package on strategies for maximum efficiency in landscape installation and nursery production.

At the local level, Dwight has served on the Board of Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Historic Brucemore, Indian Creek Nature Center, Prairie School Foundation, Firstar Bank, and The Boy Scouts of America.

Dwight Hughes Jr.