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2019 WLI Alumni Spring Updates

We have A LOT of wedgworthy stories and updates for the start of the 2019 year! Be sure to scroll all the way down! New Beginnings AAWLI President and Class VIII member Amanda Taylor and new husband, Derek Houston Our Alumni Association President Amanda Taylor (Class VIII) was married earlier this year on January 5th,...
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WLI Alumni Podcast: Tom Mitchell, Class X

Tom Mitchell, Class X Recent Class X Graduate Tom Mitchell is closing in on 7 months as the Florida Citrus Mutual President. Listen to Tom’s take on the citrus industry as it stands, his story on how he came to work in Florida agriculture, and his favorite memories from his program experience.
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Florida Youth Institute Announcement

FYI about FYI Know an awesome high school junior or senior interested in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at the University of Florida? Share this opportunity with them!
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Region IV Barbecue

See the map at the bottom of the page for directions to Circle H Ranch (Thank you, Joe Hodges, for hosting!) If you have questions, contact Region IV Co-Directors Jennifer Parrish or David McDonald. RSVP today by emailing David at DMcdonald@farmcreditcfl.com.
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Region III Alumni Event

Region 3 Clay Shoot & Hinton Strawberry Farm Tour . . . When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Start with farm tour at 3 PM Clay shoot starts at 4 PM Steak Dinner at 5:30 PM All Wedgworth Alumni and family welcome (kids with adult supervision)Complimentary 25 targets and shotguns availableShells, Ear and Eye Protection are...
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WLI Alumni Podcast: Humility and Leadership

For our third Wedgworth Alumni Podcast, we feature two products of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, doctoral candidate Austin Council and Dr. Jennifer Wert. In this podcast, Austin and Jenn discuss their research with Wedgworth Alumni, describe humble leaders and how our graduates matched up, and apply the need for humility within...
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Alumnus Elected DeSoto County Commissioner

While we may have had our eye on a variety of other election races on November 6th, one of our own was running strong in his own race… JC Deriso, graduate of Class X and managing member of A+ Environmental Restoration, LLC, stepped up to serve his community by running for County Commissioner of District...
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Alumna Appointed to USDA Committee

Kiley Harper-Larsen, Class X, was recently appointed to represent Florida on USDA’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. Kiley owns and operates “The Ag Safety Lady”, a safety consulting business in south Florida. Also joining Kiley on the committee as representatives of Florida is Richard “Dick” Bowman of JJ Family of Farms. We are so excited...
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