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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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