John Jackson, SIGS
Indoor Ag-Conversations speaker John Jackson is the CEO of Sustainable Indoor Growing Systems, Inc. (SIGS). The company was born from an USDA funded industry-academic partnership with Grafted Growers, the University of Arizona, and North Carolina State University. John is an award-winning entrepreneur and University of Arizona alum with an MBA from the Eller College of Management and McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship where he serves as an adjunct lecturer.
John has successfully launched investor and grant funded businesses and operated tech-based companies to early stage revenue. Born in Compton, California, John continues his grandfather’s legacy as a sharecropper of tomatoes in rural Oklahoma and looks to empower all growers to be more sustainable, environmentally responsible, and efficient in their operations by providing the best young plant inputs possible.
SIGS aims for growers to “Grow Plants not Seeds”, ensuring an optimal head start to their production cycle. As climate change, water management, food safety, and labor shortages continue to impact all growers, the push towards the 4th Industrial Revolution into agriculture becomes more apparent.
SIGS’s innovative technology reduces early stage farming risk through the introduction of a highly efficient, Controlled Environment Agriculture young plant production systems at the front end of the value chain. It’s a win-win; A better start for the grower equals better food on our plates.