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31
Oct

WLI Gathering at the FNGLA Landscape Show

Many Wedgworth alumni attended the annual WLI Gathering on October 4th at the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) Landscape Show held at the Orlando Convention Center. FDACS Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam attended the Reception as a special guest speaker. We owe several thanks to Linda Adams, Class IV, for organizing this annual gathering...
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31
Oct

WLI Alumni at FFVA Convention

Several Wedgworth alumni attending the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association annual Convention also attended the annual Wedgworth FFVA Reception. We are grateful to Lisa Lochridge, Class VII, for organizing this annual event for our alumni every year!
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31
Oct

Alumni Step Up for Hurricane Relief

On the Friday after Hurricane Michael left its mark on the Florida Panhandle, JC Deriso (Class X) texted Dr. Hannah Carter with news that he had a trailer of food and water and wanted to know if she knew who needed it most.  Dr. Carter immediately reached out to Sherrie Miller, our friend in Wakulla County (who...
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26
Sep

WLI Alumni Podcast: Brittany H. Lee, Class IX

In this wedgworthy podcast, Class IX graduate Brittany H. Lee shares her reasons for pursuing leadership roles after graduating from the Wedgworth Leadership Institute, discusses her style of leadership, talks memories from Class IX, and gives valuable pieces of advice to Class X graduates and anyone else wondering if you really can “do it all.” I had...
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25
Sep

Alumni Recognized as Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders

FLORIDA TREND recently published the “FLORIDA 500” list of the state’s most influential business leaders. Among the 500 were four prominent Wedgworth Leadership Institute alumni members, including Michael Basore (Class X), Eric Hopkins (Class V), Keith Wedgworth (Class VII), and Tracy Duda Chapman (Class IV). Below are the full excerpts from the magazine. We are...
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25
Sep

Alumnus Elected as New FFVA President

On September 25th, 2018, the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association (FFVA) announced the new FFVA president at their annual convention in Naples, Florida. The new FFVA President happens to be Mike Joyner, Wedgworth Leadership Institute graduate of Class I. He will succeed Mike Stuart who was recently announced as a 2019 inductee into Florida’s Ag...
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25
Jun

Farm Credit & Ag Communicators of FL to sponsor Candidates Forum

Wedgworth Alumni and Friends: Be Informed.  Be Inspired.  Be Wedgworthy.
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19
Jun

Class IX Graduate Named “40 Under 40” for Fruit & Vegetable Industry

Class IX’s Brittany H. Lee was recently named one of the fruit and vegetable industry’s “40 Under 40” for the class of 2018! Brittany serves as Vice President for Florida Blue Farms, a blueberry plantation located in northeast Florida. Read the posted article from Fruit Growers News here.  Congratulations, Brittany, on receiving this much-deserved recognition!
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19
Jun

AEC Graduate Certificates (Because Leaders are Readers and Life Long Learners!)

Wedgworth Alumni and Friends: Check out this opportunity to continue your learning as part of the University of Florida’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communication.
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