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Recent posts by Brian Depew

It's Not All About Organic

A growing number of people equate sustainable farming with organic farming. That’s a mistake. At the Center for Rural Affairs we look beyond labels and focus on core values - stewardship, community, and ownership. We ask if a farming system protects the land, water, and how it impacts community, and if it encourages widespread ownership.
 

It’s Not All About Organic

A growing number of people equate sustainable farming with organic farming. That is a mistake.

At the Center we look beyond labels and focus on our core values of stewardship, community, and ownership. We ask if a farming system protects the land, soil, and water. We ask if it encourages widespread ownership and how it impacts community.

Unapologetically Rural

Reflecting upon the work of the Center for Rural Affairs, I think it’s an exciting time in rural America, with growing opportunities in sustainable farming, clean energy, healthcare, and small business.

As a new Community Development Financial Institute we’re building capacity to meet growing capital needs of small businesses, and exploring needs in the farm sector and in neighboring states.

Unapologetically Rural: A Year of Progress

It’s an exciting time to be in rural America. We are witnessing renewed interest in sustainable farming. New opportunities in clean energy, healthcare, and small business offer opportunity in small towns. And our work is evolving to include a more diverse set of strategies to create welcoming and vibrant communities.

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