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Class X Seminar XI Newsletter

Class X met for their eleventh and international seminar on June 1st-16th, 2018. Our featured Class X authors for this newsletter are Ryan Atwood, Aaron Himrod, Adrian Jahna, Alicia Taylor, and Caroline Villanueva.  Click on the image of the newsletter to read about this seminar!   Read more

A love letter to eSwatini

Imagine a people who speak with confidence and humility in equal proportions. Imagine a people who do not battle with anxiety, depression, or other mental strongholds in too high of numbers like Americans do. Imagine a people who say 'thank you', even when they take nothing. Imagine a people who sing and dance and beam with national pride, despite being ruled by a king who governs with strict laws. You've just pictured the people of Swaziland. Two days ago, WLI Class X was walking from a ... Read more

Class X Seminar X Newsletter

Class X met for their tenth seminar on April 24th-26th, 2018. Our featured Class X authors for this newsletter are John Bertram and Holly Chamberlain.  Click on the image of the newsletter to read about this seminar! Read more

Class X Seminar IX Newsletter

Class X met for their ninth seminar on February 20th-22nd, 2018. Our featured Class X authors for this newsletter are Stacy McCullough and Kily Harper-Larsen.  Click on the image of the newsletter to read about this seminar!   Read more

Class X Seminar VIII Newsletter

Class X met for their eighth seminar on December 8th-9th, 2017. Our featured Class X authors for this newsletter are Tom Mitchell and his lovely wife Cheryl Mitchell.  Click on the image of the newsletter to read about this fun seminar! Class X Seminar VIII Newsletter Read more

PIE CENTER STUDY – A Comparison of GM Food: Wedgworth vs. Florida Consumers

The UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) has recently released a study comparing the attitudes, perceptions, and opinions of Florida consumers around genetically modified food issues with those of current and past participants of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Study: In Florida and throughout the United States, food-related issues such as the use of new food technologies continue to be a top concern among consumers. Since consumers’ opinions regarding genetically modified food issues is important to both the sustainability ... Read more

Class X Seminar VII Newsletter

Class X met for their seventh seminar on October 2nd-11th, 2017. Our featured Class X authors for this newsletter are Cathy Atchley, Austin Spivey, and JC Deriso. Check out the newsletter to learn more about this seminar! Read more

RFD-TV interview with Melissa Syfrett, Class X

During Seminar VII in Washington, D.C., Class X member Melissa Syfrett, Syfrett Feed Co., was interviewed by RFD-TV about the impacts of Hurricane Irma on beef and dairy production in Florida. Read more

RFD-TV interview with Brad Lundy, Class X

During Seminar VII in Washington, D.C., Class X member Brad Lundy, Sugar Farmer & Everglades Equipment Site Manager, was interviewed by RFD-TV about Hurricane Irma's impact on sugar cane production in Florida.   Read more

RFD-TV interview with Tom Mitchell, Class X

During Seminar VII in Washington, D.C., Class X member Tom Mitchell, Riverfront Packing Co. Vice President, was interviewed by RFD-TV about the impact of Hurricane Irma on citrus production in Florida. Read more
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