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Ryan Noack

Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Agent

Ryan grew up in Minnesota exploring dense oak forests and fishing many lakes. After completing an Ag Business degree from Iowa State University, he moved to Montana to experience big mountains and open prairies while gaining more rangeland and plant science knowledge. He has several unique experiences, including as a blueberry producer, stream restoration technician, native grass and wildflower seed producer, greenhouse bedding plant operator, and community gardener. With a desire to teach, Ryan completed an Ag Education degree from Montana State University in 2022 that focused on opportunities and programming for people with developmental disabilities in agriculture. As an extension educator, he strives to support current food producers and systems, the next generation through 4-H, and the land of Stillwater County. At home, Ryan enjoys spending time with family, bringing agriculture full circle through cooking, and reading books about nature and philosophy.

Haley Barker FCS & 4-H Agent

Haley Barker

FCS, 4-H Extension Agent

Haley was born and raised in Columbus on the family farm and ranch.  After graduating from MSU she taught Family and Consumer Sciences for 8 years and came to Extension in 2019.  She loves giving back to this wonderful community and 4-H program.

Outside of work you can find her chasing her children (Lane and Kylie), exploring the outdoors, playing in her craft room or helping out on the ranch. 

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Administrative Assistant