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Kaitlyn Bartling

Kaitlyn Bartling


Director of Development & Alumni Affairs




Ellsworth Community College


ECC Foundation

Bldg & Room Number

Kruse Main room 108


If Kaitlyn isn’t raising money for Ellsworth, she is probably doing something with her family’s very small Garden Share or advocating for agriculture. Kaitlyn married her real life Farmer Boy (a ’93 ECC grad and ’95 ISU grad) after earning her degree in Public Service Administration in Agriculture at Iowa State University and giving the farm market reports on WOI-AM 640. Kaitlyn ran the Iowa Sheep Industry Association from a home office and ran their food stand at the state fair for five years before she came to ECC; she still camps at the Iowa State Fair every year. The house Kaitlyn and her family live in was built about the same time Ellsworth was established. Kaitlyn is working very slowly on her Masters in Agricultural Education at ISU.  She isn’t sure if the degree or the more than 13-year remodeling project on their rural home will be done first. Meanwhile, she’ll keep raising funds to help support ECC students, programs and the campus.