Noelle Harden has worked as an Extension Educator since 2012. Her work currently focuses on expanding healthy food access through partnerships with local public health, food networks, and other people and organizations in northwest Minnesota. Specific projects include researching food networks, providing technical assistance to support local food access and distribution, and exploring community readiness and other assessment strategies related to healthy food access.

Noelle earned a Master of Agroecology degree from the University of Wisconsin — Madison and a Diploma in Sustainable Food Production from Minnesota State Community and Technical College — Fergus Falls.

Areas of focus: food networks, food hubs, local food systems, collaboration