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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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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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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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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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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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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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Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Brings Alumni Together

Valentine’s Day became a Wedgworthy affair thanks to the annual Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL. On February 14th, 2017, a reception and banquet was held in honor of this year’s inductees, bringing together representatives and industry leaders from across the state of Florida.   The 2017 Florida...
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WLI ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Where there’s a Will Womack (Class VIII), there’s a Way.

William Womack, Class VIII, is our first alumni to highlight in the WLI ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT! Will is the President of Tampa Bay Landscaping and Horticultural Services. Will lives in Lutz, FL with his wife, Katherine.  In addition to being an all-around Wedgworthy alumni member, Will serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Florida Nursery Growers &...
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Class II Member UF/IFAS Volunteer of the Year Award Video

Wedgworth Alumni & Friends: Check out this video produced by UF/IFAS in honor of Matthew Johnston, Class II Wedgworth graduate and CEO of HM.CLAUSE. Matthew was recently honored with the 2016 UF/IFAS Volunteer of the Year Award.  Congratulations again, Matthew, and thank you for continuing to be Wedgworthy!
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