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Valerie McKee
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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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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