Brian Depew
Brian Depew
Executive Director
Administrative Staff

At an early age, I learned to care about my community and the world around me from my parents. It was only a matter of time before I became active in my community, engaging in local debates over school consolidation and corporate control of livestock.

In college, I immersed myself in environmental and agricultural ethics, and wrote a master’s thesis on the moral obligation to save the family farm. Today, I make good on that obligation, and a larger obligation to all rural residents.

Here in Lyons, I like that I can participate in national debates and stay rooted in a town of 860 people at the same time. On my 12 acres outside of town, I enjoy chopping wood, working in the garden and tending a small flock of sheep. If you are in the area, stop by for a visit.