Norah Hummel

20240423 NorahHummelField Crops Outreach Coordinator


Norah Hummel joined the PFI staff in April 2024 as a field crops outreach coordinator. In this role, she works to plan events and outreach programming in northern Iowa, northwestern Illinois and southwestern Wisconsin. Norah is thrilled to join the PFI team and is passionate about supporting resilient rural communities and farmer-led education.

Norah grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with a degree in environmental science and resource management. In search of new experiences, she moved to Decorah, Iowa, in 2016 where she spent over five years working at Seed Savers Exchange in seed production,  collection management and community outreach. Norah fell in love with northeast Iowa and strives to tell her West Coast friends how magical the Midwest can be.

Norah enjoys exploring small towns across the Midwest, hiking, bicycling, gardening, playing with her cats and hosting dinner parties with friends and neighbors.