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Agriculture and Natural Resource Leaders in Florida

Save the date!  Join us for the 2018 Annual Alumni Meeting July 26-28 at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. We’re looking forward to another amazing opportunity to get together and network as leaders of Florida agriculture and natural resources.  Go to our Annual Meeting page to learn more!


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Wedgworth Leadership Institute Endowment

The goal of the Phase II Campaign is to secure the WLI Directorship with a $2.5 million endowment.  Endowing the WLI Directorship ensures an agricultural leadership professor is always available to lead the program.  Currently, the director’s position is funded through a state line with no additional guaranteed funding. Likewise, an endowed directorship provides a strong recruiting incentive to the next director.  

We’ve raised more than $1.5 million for the directorship endowment. Please consider how you can help.

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WLI Alumni Podcast: Richard Schwab, Class VI

Here’s another wedgworthy podcast for your listening ears! Richard Schwab, Class VI Richard Schwab of Class VI is one of the Regional Directors for the Alumni Association of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute. Richard is the Vice President and third generation owner of M. A. Rigoni, Inc., located in Perry, FL.. As an incredible husband, father,...
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WLI Alumni Reception at FNGLA’s Annual Convention!

Come Join Us at the FNGLA Annual Convention! When: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Where: Tampa Marriott Waterside, Presidential Suite Take an hour to catch up with WLI Alumni friends and then join the FNGLA program of activities at its Annual Convention, including the Friday Welcome Reception which starts at...
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WLI Alumni Podcast: Jennifer Parrish, Class IX

…Got 28:42 minutes to spare today? You’re going to want to spend them listening to this Wedgworthy podcast! Jennifer Parrish, Class IX As a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a product of Florida’s nursery industry, a local leader in her community as well as FNGLA, a Wedgworth Alumni Region IV Co-Director, and an...
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2019 WLI Alumni Spring Updates

We have A LOT of wedgworthy stories and updates for the start of the 2019 year! Be sure to scroll all the way down! New Beginnings AAWLI President and Class VIII member Amanda Taylor and new husband, Derek Houston Our Alumni Association President Amanda Taylor (Class VIII) was married earlier this year on January 5th,...
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WLI Alumni Podcast: Tom Mitchell, Class X

Tom Mitchell, Class X Recent Class X Graduate Tom Mitchell is closing in on 7 months as the Florida Citrus Mutual President. Listen to Tom’s take on the citrus industry as it stands, his story on how he came to work in Florida agriculture, and his favorite memories from his program experience.
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