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Valerie McKee
17
Feb

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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16
Feb

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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18
Jan

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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04
Jan

Class VIII member shines in Citrus Industry spotlight

The January issue of Citrus Industry features a cover story on Callie Walker, Class VIII member and chief of the Bureau of Pest Eradication and Control for the Florida Department of Agriculture. Learn about Walker’s deep roots in citrus and what she is doing about the abandoned grove problem.   Other article topics include postbloom...
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15
Dec

Class IV Member in the News for Using Protective Screen Citrus Innovation

In this Growing Produce online article, Ed Pines, Class IV, shares how using protective screening is changing the game for Florida’s citrus industry: Planting Citrus Under Protective Screen Goes Commercial
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14
Dec

Class II Member Recognized as UF/IFAS Volunteer of the Year

On Monday, December 12, 2016, Matthew Johnston (WLIANR Class II) and CEO of HM.CLAUSE was honored as UF/IFAS Volunteer of the Year.    Featured above from left to right: Matthew Johnston (Class II), and Dr. Jack Payne (UF/IFAS Senior Vice President). This honor was supposed to be bestowed in October during the Dinner of Distinction,...
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06
Dec

Alumni Donate Citrus for “Christmas in Panacea”

For nearly half a decade, the Wedgworth Leadership Institute family has come together to serve the community members of Wakulla County during the holiday season. It all began with the fateful meeting between Mrs. Sherrie Miller and Dr. Gene Trotter.  Sherrie, a community leader and restaurant owner in Panacea, FL, introduced Dr. Trotter to the...
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04
Dec

Class IV Members Represent Citrus Industry in the News

Ed Pines (Class IV) and David Wheeler (Class IV) were both featured in an article published in Florida Trend magazine.  Both of the Wedgworth alumni members are citrus growers and represented the industry in the article. Ed was interviewed for experimenting with mesh enclosures to protect his trees and better target irrigation and fertilization.  David, on...
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17
Nov

A Message from our Alumni President: Mr. George Wedgworth

Those of us that are proud alumni of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute at the University of Florida are truly appreciative of the vision and leadership that George Wedgworth exhibited when he helped chart the path for enhanced leadership development opportunities within Florida’s agricultural and natural resources community. His, and his family’s, dedication to the ideals...
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09
Nov

Congrats to Rick Roth (Class II)

Congratulations are in order for Wedgworth Class II member Rick Roth. As of yesterday, November 8th, 2016, Rick won his race for District 85 General Election for the Florida House of Representatives. Rick, we are excited for your opportunity to lead your district, and we look forward to following your service over the course of your term....
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