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Christy Chiarelli Named Director of Wedgworth Leadership Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Christy Chiarelli has been a part of the agricultural community for as long as she can remember. Whether she was helping out on her grandfather’s farm or participating in 4-H and Future Farmers of America, she wasn’t afraid to step up, eventually becoming the national FFA vice president for the southern region. Chiarelli will continue taking the lead as the next director of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute. As director, she will also be an Extension assistant scientist in the ... Read more

GCGA Accepting Applications for Executive VP Position

 The Gulf Citrus Growers Association’s Executive and Long Range Planning Committees recently announced that the association is now accepting applications for the organization’s executive vice president/general manager position. The GCGA leadership is actively engaged in the search for the association’s next top administrator, the position being vacated in late September by Ron Hamel, who has led the Southwest Florida “Gulf” citrus grower’s group for over 30-years. Individuals interested in applying for this executive-level position are urged to immediately contact the association and file ... Read more

Why I Lead: Erin Freel

Created in collaboration with the Wedgworth Leadership Institute, Why I Lead is a new series of Self Narrate videos. Each Why I Lead video will feature different leaders working within agriculture and natural resources in the state of Florida talking about events in their lives that shaped their leadership philosophies. The fourth Why I Lead video features Erin Freel of The Market Place, an agricultural marketing and video production company. Erin has demonstrated her leadership skills for years as the Founder and President ... Read more

Why I Lead: Nancy McDonald

Created in collaboration with the Wedgworth Leadership Institute, Why I Lead is a new series of Self Narrate videos. Each Why I Lead video will feature different leaders working within agriculture and natural resources in the state of Florida talking about events in their lives that shaped their leadership philosophies. The first Why I Lead video features Nancy McDonald of NGM Productions, a nursery in Mt. Dora, Florida. Nancy has worked for decades in nurseries and has faced unique challenges. In this video, ... Read more

Why I Lead: Rick Roth

Created in collaboration with the Wedgworth Leadership Institute, Why I Lead is a new series of Self Narrate videos. Each Why I Lead video will feature different leaders working within agriculture and natural resources in the state of Florida talking about events in their lives that shaped their leadership philosophies. The second Why I Lead video features Rick Roth of Roth Farms. Rick grew up in a small town as part of a farming family, but he didn't engage with his trade until ... Read more

Why I Lead: Sean Brantley & Marcie Downing

Created in collaboration with the Wedgworth Leadership Institute, Why I Lead is a new series of Self Narrate videos. Each Why I Lead video will feature different leaders working within agriculture and natural resources in the state of Florida talking about events in their lives that shaped their leadership philosophies. The third Why I Lead video features Sean Brantley and Marcie Downing. Sean and Marcie, both graduates of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute, saw a need for leadership development in their industry, pest management, ... Read more

Why I Lead: Richard Schwab

Created in collaboration with the Wedgworth Leadership Institute, Why I Lead is a new series of Self Narrate videos. Each Why I Lead video will feature different leaders working within agriculture and natural resources in the state of Florida talking about events in their lives that shaped their leadership philosophies. The fifth Why I Lead video features Richard Schwab of M.A. Rigoni, Inc., a logging company in Perry, FL. In this video, he shares stories that demonstrate his servant leadership style and how ... Read more

Why I Lead: Reggie Brown

Created in collaboration with the Wedgworth Leadership Institute, Why I Lead is a new series of Self Narrate videos. Each Why I Lead video will feature different leaders working within agriculture and natural resources in the state of Florida talking about events in their lives that shaped their leadership philosophies. The sixth Why I Lead video features Reggie Brown. In this video, he shares stories that demonstrate his belief in always moving forward, because if you aren't making progress, you're moving backwards. elektrik fatura ... Read more

Seminar II Newsletter

In this issue: Director’s Dialogue Multiple Perspectives Economic & Security Considerations It Takes a Community Coordinator’s Corner   Seminar II Newsletter Read more

Seminar I Newsletter

Check out the latest issue of Let's Reflect from Class IX's first seminar. Seminar I Newsletter Read more
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