Brian Depew

Executive Director, Center for Rural Affairs

Brian Depew is executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs, an advocacy and development organization headquartered in Lyons, NE.?He is also a Local Economy Fellow with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and serves on the organizational committee for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. A native of rural Iowa, where his family still farms, Depew also tends a large garden and small flock of sheep. He has appeared widely in the media on rural issues, including in the Omaha World Herald, the Washington Post online, Bloomberg NewsThe New York Timesand in many local and regional news outlets. 

Videos/Audio of Brian Depew

Despite decades of economic decline and brain drain for many rural communities, some young American adults are choosing... See more