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First let me introduce myself! I am DeEtta Bohling, daughter of Lynn and Elaine Bohling of Greenfield, Iowa. I’m a ’09 Communication Arts/ Public Relations graduate of Wartburg College. I am a former State 4-H Council member, National 4-H Congress delegate and National 4-H Conference delegate.

Some of my greatest memories and friends have come from experiences within the 4-H program. My little brother, Hank is in his first year of 4-H and enjoying every minute of it! I have enjoyed watching him work with his chickens, practice his club demonstration, and grow with the help of the 4-H program. I have a passion for the Iowa State Fair and have spent the last two summers as an intern at the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation.

This summer, I am working at the 4-H Foundation as the Events and Social Networking Intern. I am coordinating the Stitch This! event, 4-H Alumni Day at the State Fair, Alumni Talent Show and connecting with many 4-H’ers through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the Iowa 4-H Foundation blog. Follow iowa4h on Twitter and tweet with us!

I am writing today to tell you we need your help! If you would like to submit a blog to share your 4-H story, discuss a current event, share a recent experience you had in working with 4-H youth/volunteers, or tell what your 4-H club or county is doing, let me know! We would love to hear from you! You can contact me at

More about DeEtta:

Q: Which would be worse—being trapped in a cage with a tarantula or rabid monkey?
A: Both would be pretty awful. Monkeys remind me of the movie Outbreak but a tarantula would be worse. It’s the only animal at the zoo that gives me chills even though it’s behind glass.

Q: Pancakes, waffles or crepes? Which is your preferred fried-cake breakfast treat?
A: Pancakes, for sure! Though, I was just eating a crêpe with bananas and Nutella in Paris last month, nothing can beat my mom’s Mickey Mouse pancakes!

Q: You meet a genie who gives you the choice of spending 10 minutes on the moon or a year traveling around Europe with a $10,000 per month expense account. Which do you choose? Why?
A: The moon. I would bring back a moon rock and sell it for $60,000. I would put some money towards a vehicle (to replace my ’93 Dodge Dakota) and some for a trip to Australia.


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