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Howard County 4-H’er Earns Rabbit Project Award

Carmen Dohlman


AMES, Iowa – Carmen Dohlman of Howard County received a state 4-H rabbit project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Dohlman, 17, is the daughter of Lowell and Marge Dohlman of Riceville.


During her nine years in 4-H, Dohlman has been active in the rabbit project area and worked to help others get started and learn more. She has done this by creating a rabbit project club and holding her own rabbit-carrier-building workshop for two counties.


“I am most proud of helping so many other people other than myself,” she said. “I have learned that there are a lot of people out there that need help in the rabbit project area.”


Dohlman also has been active in the beef, swine and photography project areas while receiving state recognition for visual arts and food and nutrition projects. She has received the top record book, agriculture and lamp of knowledge awards at the county level while serving as club president. A county 4-H council and county youth committee member, Dohlman has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.


“4-H has helped me gain many skills that will help me the rest of my life. It has taught me not to be scared in front of crowds when giving speeches or leading activities in my community,” she said. “4-H has also helped me become a confident leader.”


Dohlman is currently a senior at Riceville Community High School.


For more information about 4-H, contact the Howard County office of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension. 4-H in Iowa is administered through the ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development program and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames.



Contacts :

Brenda Allen, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu

Hannah McCulloh, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, hmac@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu


Photo of Carmen Dohlman