State Director for Michigan
Brandon Fewins was appointed USDA Rural Development State Director for Michigan by President Biden in October 2021. In this role, he serves as the chief executive officer and is tasked with carrying out the mission of Rural Development; to increase the economic well-being and quality of life for people and communities in rural Michigan.
Fewins previously served as Northern Michigan Regional Manager for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience working with elected officials, community leaders, USDA and agencies at all levels of government on local economic development and rural development initiatives. He has been an advisor to the Senator and staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry on issues related to Michigan agriculture, forestry, rural development, the Great Lakes, and conservation.
Brandon is a lifelong resident of the Grand Traverse region, grew up on a centennial farm and owns a small business.