Nora Paulovich graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture. Following graduation, she worked first as a Land Resource Agrologist for the Public Lands Division and then as a District Agriculturist with Alberta Agriculture, all in the Peace Region. She recently retired from her position as manager of the North Peace Applied Research Association (an agricultural research and extension non-profit group), to farm full time with her husband and their grown children near Manning. They run a mixed farm with a cow-calf operation and grow cereals, oilseeds, pulses and forage seed crops. They also finish beef for their beef freezer trade business and sell forage seed, livestock mineral and fencing supplies.
4-H has always been an integral part of Nora’s life, first as a beef club member, then as a parent to three beef club members. She became the leader of the local beef club and encouraged the members to take advantage of the many programs 4-H offered beyond the club level. Nora was the leader of the local beef club for many years, President of the Mackenzie District, President of the Peace Regional Council, Beef Advisory Committee Peace Rep, and Peace Region Provincial Council Rep. She was on the Interim Board of Directors of the new 4-H Alberta Board and presently is 4-H Alberta Board Secretary, Area Director for the Peace and sits on numerous committees. Nora was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2019, recognizing her contributions to the 4-H program. She is involved in her community volunteering with her church, local agricultural society and 4-H at club, regional and provincial levels. Nora also assisted newly arrived families from Ukraine settle into the local community. Nora is a director on the Alberta Forage Industry Network and Executive Director of the Western Canada Conference on Soil Health & Grazing Conference.