Deborah A. Dietrich

Educator, 4-H Youth Development


Youth Development/4-H
Science Education







  • Berks County

About Me

Deb Dietrich has served Penn State Cooperative Extension since 1988. Initially the 4-H Youth Development Educator working with the 4-H Animal Science Program, her program responsibilities expanded to include urban youth outreach. In 2000 she became the 4-H Program Coordinator, responsible for overall program management as well as youth programming in Berks County. In 2010 she was named Co-Chair of the PA State 4-H Science Team. In that role she is responsible for overall team management and program evaluation. In 2014, Deb was also named the District 4-H Educator for Districts 18 & 20. She links resources with youth programming and provides support to the team of County 4-H Educators in the four county area of Berks, Schuylkill, Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

Debbie's areas of youth development program expertise encompass science programming, including animal science, plant science and environmental science programming, character development and programming for urban audiences.


Bachelor of Science, Dairy Production, Penn State University, College of Agriculture, 1987 Masters of Science, Rural Sociology, Penn State University, 1989