Chris Higgins, Founder of Urban Ag News
Chris Higgins is the founder and owner of Urban Ag News. Urban Ag News is a quarterly online magazine that focuses on controlled environment agricultural practices, sciences and operations.
Chris has organized a team of experienced horticultural and creative professionals for the production of this publication. Together they focus on providing innovative and educational content that is delivered to a worldwide audience. The magazine’s audience includes professional greenhouse vegetable growers, government and non-government organizations, agricultural industry professionals, students and those persons interested in starting non-traditional businesses in urban agriculture, city and vertical farms.
Chris is also one of the founders of the non-profit Foundation for the Development of Controlled Environment Agriculture (FDCEA). FDCEA’s mission is to join current and future stakeholders of the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry to build a platform in which trusted and proven resources can be used to invest in the education and development of a shared industry. FDCEA’s first event, the International Conference on Controlled Environment Agriculture, occurred in 2015 in Panama City, Panama. This very successful conference brought together international speakers and participants involved in commercial horticulture.
As an agri-preneur Chris is also invested in a variety of other companies. One that he is most proud of is Hort Americas, LLC. It is a wholesale supply company focused on all aspects of the horticulture industry. With over 15 years of experience, Chris is dedicated to improving and expanding the horticulture and niche agriculture industries. He is inspired by the current opportunities for continued innovation and growth in the field of controlled environment and urban agriculture.