Derrik Conard
Derrik Conard
Policy Associate

I come from six generations of Nebraskans, several of which have been ranchers and farmers.

I was born in Nebraska, but moved to and resided in Wyoming for 20 years. While I lived in Wyoming I attended the University of Wyoming where I received my bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in Agroecology.

While I love Wyoming, my wife and I not only have strong family roots in the panhandle and sandhills of Nebraska, but we also have a strong agriculture background, so we decided to move back “home.” We have settled in the panhandle on a ranch northeast of Scottsbluff, where we’ve started a cattle operation. 

Throughout my life I have considered myself to be a life-long learner. I am the type of person who thrives when challenged and a problem solver who enjoys working through issues to arrive at the ideal solution. I knew instantly joining the Center for Rural Affairs would be my way to help local communities stay up-to-date with what’s happening in rural Nebraska.

Learn more about Derrik on the blog.