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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

Good afternoon, D.C.!

Class X of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute has officially made it to D.C.!  We are currently going through security to tour the Capitol building with Congressman Tom Rooney.   Stay tuned as Class X updates about our experiences during Seminar VII!  -Val McKee, WLIANR Program Coordinator Read more

Class X National Trip Agenda

"Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything!" We are so excited for the Class X, Seminar VII departure to DC, Colorado, and Wyoming! Readers, follow along with Class X as we post to this page about our travels and experiences. Click on the link below to see our full agenda for the next two weeks! Class X National Trip Agenda Read more

Class X Seminar VI Newsletter

Class X met for their sixth seminar on July 25th-27th, 2017. Our featured Class X authors for this newsletter are Brad Lundy and Andrea Johnson. Check out the newsletter to learn more about this seminar. Read more
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