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Wedgworth Leadership Institute Selects Class XI

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources (WLI) recently selected 30 participants for Class XI of its two-year leadership development program. The first seminar of the program will take place in Gainesville in November. Administered by University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and housed in the department of agricultural education and communication, WLI hosted its inaugural class in 1992. With approximately 450 program alumni (inclusive of participants and their spouses), WLI has ... Read more

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

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 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

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

Class X Seminar V Newsletter

Class X met for their fifth seminar on May 23rd-25th, 2017. Our featured Class X authors for this newsletter are Tim Brock and Michael Basore. Check out the newsletter to learn more about this seminar.             Read more

Class X Seminar IV Newsletter

Class X met for their fourth seminar on March 21st-23rd, 2017. Our featured Class X authors for this newsletter are Reba Hicks and Daniel Albritton. Check out the newsletter to learn more about this seminar.               Read more

Class X Seminar III Newsletter

Class X met for their third seminar on January 24th-27th, 2016. Our featured Class X authors for this newsletter are Sarah Spatola, Kyle Straughn, and Jame McWhorter. Check out the newsletter to learn more about this seminar.                 Read more
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