Rick Crawford grew up in a military family where his father served in the United States Air Force. After graduation from high school, he continued in his father’s path by enlisting 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.
Building on his expertise, Rick serves on the House Agriculture Committee as the Vice Republican Leader and serves as a member on the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee, the Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Subcommittee, and the Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee.
Rick is also honored to serve as a ranking member 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.
Rick and his wife Stacy, also an ASU graduate, live in Jonesboro with their two children.