Brianna Bowman, National Farmer Training Networks Manager, coordinates NIFTI and the National Apprenticeship Learning Network, which work with beginning farmer training projects across the country to provide practical information and training on supporting new farmers through the land-based incubation and apprenticeship models.
Brianna is dedicated to realizing environmental, social and personal transformation through agriculture and completed her Permaculture Design Training with the Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Her commitment to social justice took root during her work with refugee communities at the International Rescue Committee and African Community Center, and grew during her time as a mediator and Outreach Coordinator at Community Mediation. Brianna has spent many hours weeding, harvesting and savoring the benefits of the land as a volunteer and intern at Simmer Rock Farm, Golden Acre Farm, Ekar Farm and in her personal community garden plot.
Brianna graduated from Goucher College with a degree in Peace Studies, and has a MA in International Development with a concentration in Sustainable Agriculture from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She's currently completing an Herbalism Apprenticeship, and is particularly interested in issues of gender, appropriate technology, and racial justice. Brianna spends her free time within activist and artist communities in Portland, Maine .