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 News, The New York Times, and in many local and regional news outlets.