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4-H Alumni Award

This award recognizes an elite group of Illinois 4-H alumni for their outstanding career accomplishments and leadership in civic, community, and professional activities.

Meet one of our winners

Marla Behrends

Marla Behrends was so influenced by 4-H as she was growing up, friends say that she seems to have made it her “life mission” to introduce as many children as possible to the world of agriculture. Whether it be hosting them at her farm to see pigs, teaching them about dairy at the state fair, or simply sharing her life stories, Marla said she cannot imagine her life without 4-H and she wants as many children as possible to share her experience. Marla was a ten-year member of the Milks Grove Jr. Farmers & Farmerettes of Iroquois county.

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Nomination Process

This award is no longer receiving nominations. Thank you for your interest.