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Instructors

Jim Brown

Jim is a graduate of Cornell University with a master’s degree in horticulture with a minor in plant physiology, and a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Macdonald College of McGill University. Jim has over 30 years of experience as a horticulturist, educator, and consultant. He is the author of the CropKing Grower's Manual, contributor to the S/CEA Newsletter, and is a requested speaker at hydroponic seminars and conferences. He works with hundreds of growers throughout the country and is widely respected as a knowledgeable and talented professional in the hydroponics industry.

 

Matthew Kispert

Matthew holds a master’s degree in horticulture from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in biology with a chemistry minor from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the CropKing team, Matthew ran a hydroponic research greenhouse in Iowa. He carries out research at CropKing to provide our customers with the highest quality products, hydroponic systems, and controlled environment agriculture solutions. Matthew has developed and will also be the primary instructor of our new 5 Day Intensive Workshop that expands the hands-on experience of working in a hydroponic production greenhouse.