Rick Crawford grew up in a military family where his father served in the United States Air Force. During that time, Rick had the opportunity to live all over the United States and overseas.
Upon graduation from high school, Rick enlisted in the United States Army where he served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. He completed four years of service, advanced to the rank of Sergeant in under three years, and earned numerous medals for service at home and in Southwest Asia.
After completing his military service, Rick attended Arkansas State University and graduated in 1996 with a degree in Agriculture Business and Economics.
Rick’s professional career has been primarily focused on agriculture in both agri-communications and general agri-business. He has been a news anchor, agri-reporter, and served as marketing manager for one of the largest John Deere dealer groups in North America.
Rick serves on the House Agriculture Committee where he is the Subcommittee Chairman on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and a member of the Nutrition Subcommittee. Rick is also honored to serve on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee where he is a member of the subcommittees on Highway and Transit, Water Resources and Environment, and Economic Development. Read More…