Welcome Julie!

Julie S. Diepenbrock started July 7 as the Price County and Taylor County 4-H Educator.  Her mom was a long-time 4-Her and leader.  Julie was a 9 year 4-H member in Oklahoma.  Her first job after college was working for K-State Research & Extension – Meade County with both 4-H and Family and Consumer Sciences for 3 and a half years. Later she was a 4-H leader while both of her daughters were 4-Hers for 11 years in Kansas. Julie also served on the McPherson County Extension Executive Board for several years.

Most of Julie’s recent job experience was teaching Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) at McPherson High School, then most recently, teaching FCS at Moundridge Middle/High School and providing Counselor Time for K-3 at Moundridge Elementary.  Previously, she spent 3 ½ years as the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of McPherson County.  Simultaneously, she has also been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Kansas for over 20 years.

Julie has worked with a wide age range of youth in various settings.  It is her heart’s desire to help young people develop their abilities, talents and gifts to become well-rounded individuals and eventually contributing members of their community through their jobs and community service.

Julie and her husband, Larry – a recently retired teacher and coach, have two daughters.  Their older daughter is a Resident at Wesley Children’s Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.  Their younger daughter works at the Wisconsin State Crime Lab in Wausau as a Controlled Substances Analyst.  Their many trips to visit her have sparked a desire to move to Wisconsin.  North Central Wisconsin is where Julie and her husband would like to spend the next several years working, serving, developing relationships, and contributing to the area in as many positive ways as they can.

Julie is currently working remotely, following Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison and federal guidelines due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. You can contact her at diepenbrock@wisc.edu or 715-339-5339 and leave a message.

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