Every year, the trade publication Greenhouse Product News (GPN) spotlights 40 professionals under the age of 40 in the horticulture industry. From plant breeders to retail experts, these individuals are setting the pace for the future – shaping where the industry is headed, why its headed that way and how we are going to get there. Signify’s City Farming Business Development Manager Blake Lange has been inducted into the class of 2022 for his outstanding contributions to the industry.
For Blake, farming is in his DNA. He comes from a long line of corn and soybean farmers – understanding the challenges of running a farming business firsthand. His upbringing inspired him to study at the University of Illinois Chicago, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship. After a few years in sales and project management roles, he returned to his roots and joined Signify’s Horticulture team in the US as a Business Development Manager for City Farming.
“Blake is a huge asset to our team” said Henry Olson Commercial Leader for the U.S. Agriculture Market. “He has a lot of knowledge and experience in vertical farming, and this recognition is well deserved.”