40 Under 40, Class of 2013

T. Jay Higgins


Sun-Fire Nurseries, Sarasota, Fla.

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Founded company in 2005 and substantially grew the business in a challenging economy; Community involvement includes helping educate and provide nursery tours to local 4-H, Future Farmers of America, school groups and Master Gardeners.


At the top of his menu: Pizza. In his spare time: Fantasy football, attending sporting events and golf.

Fun Facts

What''s on his nightstand: Nothing. ""But I do have books read to me every night by my 8- and 5-year-old sons. Lately it has been the Magic Treehouse books. Jack and Annie have some really great adventures.""

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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