The 2017 Buffalo County 4-H Alumni Award was awarded in Mondovi on Sunday, November 5, 2017 by Lucky 16 4-H club members. Tom Taylor, a local electrician and 4-H volunteer leader in Buffalo County, was selected as the honorary alumni for 2017. The 4-H Alumni Award traditionally recognizes a 4-H alumnus or current volunteer that has made an educational impact on the lives of 4-H members. This award is also awarded to outstanding 4-H volunteers, leaders, or community members who are dedicated to the Buffalo County 4-H program. Tom Taylor was honored by Buffalo County 4-H for his ongoing commitment to youth of Buffalo County, especially as an integral part of the ongoing renovations at the Buffalo County Fair and the Buffalo County 4-H Food Stand. Tom Taylor has donated his time to physically install upgraded electricity at the fairgrounds for several years. In addition, Tom Taylor and his wife, Jen Taylor, have recently accepted leadership for the Lucky 16 4-H club and continue the work of the previous leaders to strengthen the club and youth 4-H experiences. The 4-H Alumni Award is a long-standing tradition of recognition in Buffalo County and is sponsored by the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association. 4-H youth and adults are proud to add Tom Taylor to our ranks of recognized 4-H alumni.