This website was active between 2014 and 2021.
Between 2014 and 2021, Ciranna wrote and presented information gathered from small-scale farmers, intermediate
food buyers, and local, niche, and pasture-based meat supply chain advocates.
- The NC-foodblog is a collection of self-published and professionally written articles.
- Ciranna's Portfolio page includes speaking engagements and agricultural conference coverage.
Degrees and Coursework
- Facilitator and participant of monthly discussions about race and food (2016 - present)
- Rosetta Stone(R) Latin American Spanish Level 4 Unit 16 (April 2021)
- SAS Programming 1: Essentials (September 2021)
- SAS Intro to Statistical Concepts (March 2021)
- REI Latinx Challenge toward Racial Equity (September 16-19, 2020)
- REI Phase I two-day workshop (May 4-5, 2019)
M.S. Epidemiology, 2001-2003
Harvard School of Public Health (now Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), Boston, MA
Microbiology and Immunology coursework, 1998-1999
Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
B.S. Biotechnology, 1993-1997
Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Ciranna began as a Board of Director for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) in 2016 and completed her second term in 2020. This farmer-driven, non-profit organization helps people in the Carolinas grow and eat local, organic food. CFSA advocates for fair farm policies and educates communities about local, organic agriculture.
Ciranna chaired the Board's Racial Equity Committee and served on the Audit Committee.
Previously, she served on the Strategic Plan Committee and chaired the board's Agricultural Workforce Committee. Ciranna created a Farm Labor and Immigration Survey and facilitated a farm labor listening session to help CFSA staff measure CFSA farmer members’ interest in promoting policies that improve the lives of migrant farmworkers.
To hear about the creation of the CFSA Agricultural Workforce Committee visit this YouTube clip of Ciranna Bird being interviewed on the WILPF Wakeup Call on WCOM 103.5 FM.