State Director for Maine
Rhiannon Hampson brings decades of advocacy and community engagement experience to her role at USDA, Rural Development. Raised in some of the most rural pockets of the state, Rhiannon is a proud graduate of the University of Maine at Machias where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Community Studies. While serving as (ME-01) Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s District Representative for Agricultural and Environmental issues, Rhiannon had the opportunity to deepen her knowledge of Maine’s heritage industries, and the ways in which USDA uplifts rural communities. With her partner Gregg, and their two children Ruby and Maden, she owns and operates an organic livestock and dairy farm in Knox County. Rhiannon’s experience as a small business owner further informs her understanding of, and dedication to advancing Maine’s sustainable economic development.