The assistant executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs will be taking over the Lyons-based operation.
Brian Depew is replacing Chuck Hassebrook who is resigning to run for governor. Depew says he looks forward to the promotion.
Depew says, “I’m very excited to be taking over the leadership role.” He says he wants to continue helping rural communities thrive and to create opportunities for rural businesses and producers.
“No matter where you live in rural America, you should have the opportunity to grow up in a vibrant community,” he says. “We’ll continue our work on small business development, with beginning farmers, and our policy advocacy work.”
Depew says part of his goal is to work for a new Farm Bill in Congress that will help family producers and those just starting to farm. He starts his new job September 1st.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton