Craig Hickman, organic farmer, Harvard graduate, and co-owner of Annabessacook Farm, is serving his second term in the Maine House of Representatives. He is House chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, where he has championed food sovereignty, food security and other efforts to protect Maine’s small family farms and promote rural economic development. Hickman is also a member of the Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission, which was created in 2004 to give Mainers a stronger voice in federally negotiated international trade agreements and to monitor how those agreements affect state and local laws, working conditions and the local economy.
Inspired by his father, a World War II veteran, and his wise mother, Hickman has spent most of his life serving his community and feeding people. He is currently chair of the Winthrop Area Rotary Foundation, Secretary of the Winthrop Hot Meal Kitchen, and serves on the boards of the Annabessacook Lake Improvement Association, Winthrop Conservation Commission, and Theater of Monmouth. In 2011, Hickman received a Spirit of America Foundation Award for Community Service.