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Michael DeGiglio


Village Farms

A former U.S. Navy aviator, Mike is a pioneer of the North American Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry. He founded greenhouse technology company, Agro Dynamics, acquired by Nasdaq-listed EcoScience, becoming CEO. In 1989, he founded Village Farms, serving as CEO since inception, and building it into one of North Americas largest greenhouse produce growers.

Today, Mike remains a significant shareholder of Village Farms and is chief visionary for the Company. He has led its evolution to a plant-based consumer products company, focused on new, large market, high-growth cannabinoid opportunities around the world. He envisioned, and has directed, the execution of an aggressive growth strategy resulting in the creation of Canada’s premiere cannabis brand, acquisition of one of the U.S.’s top cannabinoid platforms, and international investments, while continuing to optimize the U.S. operations for cannabis optionality.

Mike has long believed in sustainable agriculture practices and early on recognized the importance of CEA in this regard, driving Village Farms to be a pioneer and innovator. He has also been instrumental its use of alternative renewable energy sources, which led to founding Village Farms Clean Energy.
Prior to his business career, Mike served on active duty in the U.S. Navy as an officer and jet aviator from July 1976 through January 1983, and the Naval Air Reserves from 1983 to 2001, retiring at the rank of Captain with the United States Naval Reserve. Michael received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.