Lehn retiring from Farm Service Agency
Dee Ann Lehn, Keokuk County executive director, will be retiring April 29 after 31 years of service to Farm Service Agency.
Lehn began her career with the agency as a temporary employee and was hired as a full-time program technician in Jefferson County in 1986. She worked in that position for 16 years before being accepted into the management training program. After training for approximately one year, Lehn was hired as the CED in Keokuk County in March of 2003, the position she still holds today.
During her career, Lehn has worked under six presidential administrations, helped administer five farm bills and assisted thousands of producers. One of the biggest changes Lehn has seen in the agency is the transition from all manual work to computers generated programs. Jefferson County had two swifts – a day and a night shifts – in the mid 1980s as employees data loaded all the information into the new computer system.