Barbara Dilly

Barbara Dilly

Shell Rock, Iowa

Barbara has been involved in rural activism since the 1980s, and is a retired full professor emerita of cultural anthropology at Creighton University. She researched and taught rural subjects related to sustainability, health, food, and community life.

She is a historic rural culture mural painter and is currently developing rural folk arts events and the natural setting of her Prairie Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast retreat in Shell Rock.

Barbara was named to the Board of Directors in 2020, having been a member of the advisory board since 2014.