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Valerie McKee
11
Jul

Commissioner’s Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award goes to Class IX Member

The Alumni Association of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute proudly congratulates Class IX Alumni member Brittany H. Lee and Florida Blue Farms Inc. for being awarded the Florida Commissioner’s Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award for 2017. Brittany and Florida Blue Farms join a long list of previous Wedgworth alumni who have won this award, and we are...
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20
Jun

WLI ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Ben Butler (Class IX)

Ben Butler, Class IX, is our second alumni to highlight in the WLI ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT! Ben serves as the Vice President of Butler Oaks Farm, Inc., a dairy farm in Lorida, FL. Ben lives in Lorida, FL with his wife, April and 7-year-old daughter, Hannah.  In addition to being all-around Wedgworthy alumni members, Ben and...
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19
Jun

Donate Auction Items to the 2017 AAWLI Annual Meeting!

Do you have a cottage at the beach or a cabin in the mountains? Are you willing to provide a nice hunting trip, fishing trip, etc.? Or, do you have other items that you are willing to donate to this year’s live/silent auctions during the 2017 Annual Meeting for the Alumni Association of the Wedgworth...
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14
Jun

Next Farm Bill Conversations at UF (6/24)

Attention Alumni: The Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee will be on the University of Florida campus on June 24th, 2017 for a listening session.   The session will begin at 10am in Emerson Alumni Hall Ballroom: 1983 West University Boulevard Gainesville, FL 32603. If you’re in the Gainesville area, you won’t want to miss...
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12
Jun

Babies, Business honors, and other Wedgworthy Blurbs!

Wedgworth alumni have been pretty busy in the last couple of months! Scroll down to read more about babies recently born, special business honors, and who attended Leadercast Gainesville 2017! *Don’t miss the list of important links and schedule for the 2017 Annual Meeting, located at the bottom of this post! Congratulations to the many...
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27
Mar

2017 WLIANR Legislative Reception

Members of the Alumni Association of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute gathered last week for the Annual Legislative Reception.   On March 22, 2017, the Florida Forestry Association hosted the reception at their Tallahassee headquarters. Class X of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources attended the reception as well; the newest class was in Tallahassee for Seminar IV of...
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20
Feb

Remembering John Merritt (Class III)

We are saddened to share the news that last week, John Merritt (Class III), passed away.  Here is his obituary: John Ceaphus Merritt, Age 60, of Venus, FL, passed away Monday February 13th, 2017 in Houston, Texas. John was born May 7th 1956 in Leesburg, Fl. He was a graduate of Florida Southern, Class of...
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