KATIE PALUBICKI | SHENANDOAH
Katie Palubicki grew up on her family’s farm in the Midwest, which ignited her passion for supporting small and family-owned farms. Katie has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Communication and Master’s degree in Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin, as well as a graduate certificate in Sustainable Food Systems.
Katie has spent her post-grad career in outreach and communication positions. She worked for the University of Wisconsin as an Outreach Specialist where she developed partnerships for the statewide school garden program and was a co-developer of the Green & Healthy Schools program. One of her proudest achievements was developing a “Composting in Schools” workshop and certification program.
During her time in Wisconsin, Katie was an active volunteer for the regional non-profit Farmshed, which connected the community with family and cooperatively owned farms to create a resilient local food community.
She currently works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as an Outreach Coordinator. In this role she focuses mainly on communication (social media, web stories, etc) and customer engagement.
Katie and her husband began their small farm soon after moving to Virginia. They live near Staunton where they raise heritage breed livestock including ducks, chickens, and goats. She is looking forward to expanding their operations in the future