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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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19
Sep

WLI Alumni Gather at FNGLA Landscape Show

Several Wedgworth Leadership Institute alumni members recently gathered at the Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association 2016 Landscape Show in Orlando, FL. On Thursday, September 15, 2016, alumni members in attendance at the Landscape Show and in the local area were invited to attend the annual reception. Dr. Deborah Breiter Terry was in attendance as...
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19
Aug

Historic leadership trip to Cuba a Success

The first ever WLIANR Alumni International Trip was a success! On May 16, 2016, 27 alumni and University of Florida faculty and administration  flew from Miami to Cuba for a five-day excursion. Program Director Dr. Hannah Carter shared two of her favorite quotes from the trip: “Not all is black, not all is white—we have gray.”...
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19
Jul

WLI Alumni is pleased to welcome Valerie McKee

The Wedgworth Leadership Institute welcomes Valerie McKee as the Leadership Programs Coordinator for WLIANR, the alumni association and the new UF/IFAS Center for Leadership. Valerie was raised in Okeechobee, FL, and was an active member of Future Farmers of America. She went on to serve as the Florida FFA State Secretary in 2010-2011. Valerie received her undergraduate degree...
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