Heather Brown

Headshot HeatherBrownGrants Finance Manager


Heather Brown Joined Practical Farmers of Iowa in August 2023 as the grants finance manager. In this role, she oversees staff and contractors who code and enter financial data related to grants; analyzes grant budgets and expense dates; and reports results to grant project managers and funders.

Heather attended Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and accounting. Before PFI, Heather worked as a grants accountant at a local nonprofit. There, she specialized in local, state, federal and fee-for-service grants and contracts and collaborated with a variety of program managers and funders across the state to ensure proper accounting oversight on all grant funding.

Heather resides in rural Ames, Iowa, with her two girls and three dogs. In her free time, you can find her in the garden picking vegetables to can or at the lake with family fishing, boating and hiking.