In memoriam: Jeff Higgins, Ph.D.

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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Jeff Higgins, Ph.D.

Higgins was most recently the business development manager for Simplot Partners. Higgins also spent time as the director of marketing for Pursell Agri-Tech, where he was an integral part of the FarmLinks Experience; he was a director of agronomy for ValleyCrest Golf Maintenance; and he also worked as the vice president of business development and strategic accounts for Harrell’s.

“I still remember the first time I met Jeff after his presentation at FarmLinks back in the early 2000s,” recalls Seth Jones, Golfdom Editor-in-Chief. “It was just as informational as it was entertaining. Doc engaged with everyone in the room and made everyone there feel important. His intelligence was off-the-charts, but so was his kindness.”

Higgins earned a B.S. in Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management from Auburn University; an M.S. in Weed Science from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in Agronomy and Soils, Weed Science, from Clemson University.

Details of the service for Higgins will be announced soon. If anyone has a photo they would like to contribute to the tribute video email it to

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