Bria Holthe

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Bria Holthe joined the Practical Farmers of Iowa staff in April 2024. As the grants manager, she ensures that PFI’s grant proposals and administration are managed efficiently, consistently and effectively so that the organization can sustain our funding and further our mission. Bria works with all PFI programs to manage existing funding and obtain new funding.

Bria graduated from Central College with bachelor’s degrees in environmental sustainability and English, with a global health minor. While in college, Bria discovered her passion for sustainability and conservation efforts while learning about Iowa’s native prairie habitat. During that time, she worked with Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation to write grants, research environmental justice in Iowa and create bat survey routes.

Following graduation, she worked for Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin as the grants and development coordinator, where she developed equitable local foods programs and secured funding for the organization.

Bria was born in Iowa and lived in North Dakota, Wisconsin and London before returning to her home state. She loves reading, cooking, sketching and anything outdoorsy with her dog Mabel.