Opening Session & Keynote Speaker


Friday, April 21
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

glenn2011Glenn Hickman, President and CEO of Hickman’s Family Farms

Glenn Hickman is a third generation Arizona farmer, and is the current President and CEO of Hickman’s Family Farms. According to payment records, his official start with the family business was in 1973, when he was 12 years old.

He was a driven man even at a very young age, and at 19 he left college to run and manage the family farm with his mother and father, Gertie and Bill Hickman, Sr. Two years later, younger brother Billy followed the same path, and soon Clint and Sharman joined the ranks.

Hickman’s Family Farms began on grandmother Nell Hickman’s porch in 1944 in Glendale, Arizona. Growing from an enterprise with an original flock of 50 chickens, Hickman’s Family Farms is now the largest egg company in the Southwest. Together the Hickmans have transformed the small “backyard” egg operation into a multi-million dollar family enterprise. Considered an Arizona success story, Hickman’s Family Farms has provided fresh eggs for 72 years.

Glenn and his wife, Audrey, are the parents of two adult sons, Michael and Grant, and recently became grandparents for the first time.

Glenn Hickman will discuss the 20-year history of success between Arizona Correctional Industries and Hickman’s Family Farms, a CI partner that employs 279 offenders and encourages them to learn about every part of the business. During their twenty years of collaboration, Arizona CI and Hickman’s Family Farms have trained nearly 2,500 offenders who have worked for over 4.5 million hours. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the story of a successful CI-business partnership!