Fred Higginbotham III

Fred Higginbotham III

Growing Operations Manager, OCNT, OCPA
Phone:800-948-1234 x28
Address:15088 Smart Cole Road, Ostrander, Ohio 43061


Fred earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from The Ohio State University, where he majored in Crop Science. He also holds an Associate’s Degree in Floriculture from Alfred State. In March of 2005, Fred joined Millcreek full-time upon completion of his six month internship with us. He began as an Assistant Grower in our IMPACT Department and later as the Head Grower. After a few years as the Head Grower in the IMPACT Perennial Department, Fred was promoted to Growing Operations Supervisor.

In the Spring of 2013, Fred was promoted to Growing Operations and Production Manager at Millcreek. He is responsible for leading and overseeing the Growing and Production departments, including projecting production and growing plans, compiling staffing needs, budgeting, and working with the Growing Operations and Nursery Supervisor to achieve  departmental objectives. As a member of the Leadership Team at Millcreek he leads and supports Millcreek growing focused company initiatives.

Fred is an Ohio Certified Nursery Technician as well as an Ohio Certified Pesticide Applicator.

When the work day ends Fred enjoys running, working on his hobby farm, and spending time with his beautiful wife and 4 children.

In 2020 we celebrated Fred’s 15 year anniversary at Millcreek!