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Agriculture and Natural Resource Leaders in Florida

Save the date!  Join us for the 2019 Annual Alumni Meeting July 26-27 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. We’re looking forward to another amazing opportunity to get together and network as leaders of Florida agriculture and natural resources. More information will be available soon.

Annual Meeting Information

Wedgworth Leadership Institute Endowment

The goal of the Phase II Campaign is to secure the WLI Directorship with a $2.5 million endowment.  Endowing the WLI Directorship ensures an agricultural leadership professor is always available to lead the program.  Currently, the director’s position is funded through a state line with no additional guaranteed funding. Likewise, an endowed directorship provides a strong recruiting incentive to the next director.  

We’ve raised more than $1.5 million for the directorship endowment. Please consider how you can help.

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Latest News

23
Apr

A Havana Good Night for Region VI!

On the evening of April 13th, the annual Region VI Alumni Gathering was hosted by Michael and Tammy Basore (Class X). The theme was “HAVANA NIGHTS”–and all who attended had a “Havana” good time, complete with themed attire! Region VI Director Toby Basore said this about the event: Had a great time at the WLI...
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17
Apr

WLI Alumni Podcast: Richard Schwab, Class VI

Here’s another wedgworthy podcast for your listening ears! Richard Schwab, Class VI Richard Schwab of Class VI is one of the Regional Directors for the Alumni Association of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute. Richard is the Vice President and third generation owner of M. A. Rigoni, Inc., located in Perry, FL.. As an incredible husband, father,...
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17
Apr

WLI Alumni Reception at FNGLA’s Annual Convention!

Come Join Us at the FNGLA Annual Convention! When: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Where: Tampa Marriott Waterside, Presidential Suite Take an hour to catch up with WLI Alumni friends and then join the FNGLA program of activities at its Annual Convention, including the Friday Welcome Reception which starts at...
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27
Mar

WLI Alumni Podcast: Jennifer Parrish, Class IX

…Got 28:42 minutes to spare today? You’re going to want to spend them listening to this Wedgworthy podcast! Jennifer Parrish, Class IX As a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a product of Florida’s nursery industry, a local leader in her community as well as FNGLA, a Wedgworth Alumni Region IV Co-Director, and an...
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12
Mar

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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