Kelly Noack

Kelly Noack (she/her)

4-H Outreach Coordinator, Marion County OSU Extension Service, Professional Faculty

Education Regional Hub Coordinator

Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties

The Marion and Polk Education Regional Hub is actively seeking to engage all who have a role in Farm to School Education whether they may be a school district employee, parent, volunteer, or part of a larger organization. This hub is still new and it is never too late to join in! Please join us at our next RHL gathering to network, share curricula and resources, as well as face challenges together that regard Farm to School and School Garden education. Please reach out Kelly Noack to be added to the RHL email listserv.

I find so much joy in being an Education Regional Hub Lead for Marion-Polk counties because it gives me the opportunity to work with those in the community who are passionate about the food system and serving youth and families in the classroom and outdoors. I have worked with school gardens for over 7 years with 4-H and OSU Extension Service, partnering with the Marion-Polk Food Share Youth Farm and previously with the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation School Gardens. I am the State-Lead of the 4-H Junior Master Gardener Program and I have served on the OFSSGN Steering Committee for the past 3 years.