Fitzpatrick leads FSA office into new year

As the new year gets underway, a fairly new face in the Keokuk County FSA office is leading staff and area farmers into 2020. Julie Fitzpatrick was named as the county director of Keokuk County’s FSA/USDA office in October 2019. For Fitzpatrick, deciding to come to work in Keokuk County’s FSA office was not necessarily in the cards when she first graduated Iowa Wesleyan University in 2010.

“I worked in the child welfare industry for seven-and-a-half years,” Fitzpatrick recalled of her first career after graduating.

Despite relatively enjoying her line of work, after she and her husband decided to start a family, it was time to make a career change.

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