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WLI Alumni Podcast: 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.

Region IV Barbecue

See the map at the bottom of the page for directions to Circle H Ranch (Thank you, Joe Hodges, for hosting!) If you have questions, contact Region IV Co-Directors Jennifer Parrish or David McDonald. RSVP today by emailing David at

Region III Alumni Event

Region 3 Clay Shoot & Hinton Strawberry Farm Tour . . . When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Start with farm tour at 3 PM Clay shoot starts at 4 PM Steak Dinner at 5:30 PM All Wedgworth Alumni and family welcome (kids with adult supervision) Complimentary 25 targets and shotguns available Shells, Ear and Eye […]

WLI Alumni Podcast: Humility and Leadership

For our third Wedgworth Alumni Podcast, we feature two products of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, doctoral candidate Austin Council and Dr. Jennifer Wert. In this podcast, Austin and Jenn discuss their research with Wedgworth Alumni, describe humble leaders and how our graduates matched up, and apply the need for humility within […]

Alumnus Honored as Friend of IFAS

An Alumnus of Class I was recently honored as a friend of UF/IFAS. Class I graduate Reggie Brown, the retired executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange and manager of the Florida Tomato Committee, was recognized as the 2018 Friend of UF/IFAS. To read more about Reggie’s life and many accomplishments, click on the […]

Alumnus Elected DeSoto County Commissioner

While we may have had our eye on a variety of other election races on November 6th, one of our own was running strong in his own race… JC Deriso, graduate of Class X and managing member of A+ Environmental Restoration, LLC, stepped up to serve his community by running for County Commissioner of District […]

Alumna Appointed to USDA Committee

Kiley Harper-Larsen, Class X, was recently appointed to represent Florida on USDA’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. Kiley owns and operates “The Ag Safety Lady”, a safety consulting business in south Florida. Also joining Kiley on the committee as representatives of Florida is Richard “Dick” Bowman of JJ Family of Farms. We are so excited […]

Alumnus Recognized at UF/IFAS Dinner of Distinction

On the evening of October 5, 2018, the UF/IFAS Dinner of Distinction recognized J.J. Grow, Class V, with the UF IFAS CALS Award of Distinction. J.J. is pictured here with Dr. Elaine Turner. J.J. is the CEO and founder of Verdesian Life Sciences, an agribusiness focused on sustainable farming practices. Read the blog post from UF/IFAS honoring J.J.’s […]