Center for Rural Affairs


145 Main Street
PO Box 136
Lyons, NE 68038-0136
Phone: 402-687-2100
Web Site:
Executive Director: Brian Depew

Established in 1973, the Center for Rural Affairs is a private, nonprofit organization working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities through action- oriented programs addressing social, economic, and environmental issues.

The Center for Rural Affairs' mission is to establish strong rural communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and genuine opportunity for all while engaging people in decisions that shape the quality of their lives and futures of their communities.

Additional contacts:
Johnathan Hladik - Policy Program Director,
Sandra Renner - Farm and Community Program Director,
Kim Preston - Lending Services Director,
Nick Bergin - Director of Development,
Rhea Landholm - Brand Marketing and Communications Manager,

Updated November 2021