2016 Annual Alumni Meeting

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Alumni Association of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute

2016 Annual Alumni Meeting in Review:


See more photos and highlights from each of the days below:

Day 1—Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Day 2—Friday, August 5th, 2016

Day 3—Saturday, August 6th, 2016




Meet our Media Interns for this year’s annual meeting!

All of the photos and video from this event were the work of our hired media interns.  More information about our interns is listed below:

Andrew Horvath

My name is Andrew Horvath and I’m from Live Oak, Florida. I got my start working in the agricultural industry as a 4-H member when my grandfather helped me start my own cattle herd. During my senior year of high school, I was honored to serve as the Florida 4-H State Council President, which provided me many opportunities for growth as a leader. This experience also helped introduce me to the opportunities at the University of Florida. I’m currently a senior at the UF where I will be obtaining a degree in agricultural education and communications with a specialization in communications and leadership development this spring. In the future, I hope to be able to work in sales or marketing in south Florida while potentially working on a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in business marketing. I would also love the opportunity to continue working with and in the agricultural industry here in Florida. As a student at UF, I enjoy serving as a leader of Alpha Tau Alpha and the Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow as well as an Ambassador for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. I currently also work for the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education assisting with social media, issues education material development, promotional video production, and website updates.  Contact me at ahorvath@ufl.edu.

Gordon Yoder grew up in Blountstown, Florida and graduated 6th in his class from Blountstown High School in 2013. He then took a year off school to serve as State Vice-President for the Florida FFA Association, where he traveled the state and country advocating for the agricultural industry. Gordon recently transferred to the University of Florida to pursue a degree in Agricultural Communications and Leadership Development. This degree, along with several internship opportunities, has allowed him to pursue his passion for videography and digital media production. Gordon is set to graduate with his bachelors degree in the spring of 2017 and then go on for a masters degree in digital media production.  Contact Gordon at gordon95@ufl.edu.




2016 Annual Alumni Meeting Sponsors 


The 2016 Annual Alumni Meeting would not have been a success had it not been for our numerous sponsors and donors.
These individuals and organizations made a tremendous contribution to our association, and we are most grateful for their generosity and support of WLIANR, the Alumni Association, and the future of Florida’s agriculture and natural resource industries.

Thank you.

Amanda Wedgworth, AKWedgworth Creative Embroidery & More
Baxter & Becky Troutman, Labor Solutions
Brad Phares
Dr. Hannah Carter
Dr. Joe Joyce
Drew Bishop, Advantage Real Estate-Ag. & Commercial Agent
Fred & Maria Fanizzi
Growers Fertilizer Corp.
Halsey Beshears
Justin & Jennifer Hood
Kim Erickson, Erickson Farms
Laurie Hurner
Lisa Ashley, Fusion Communications & Events
Lisa Collins
Ray Royce
Susie & Nick Bishop
WLIANR Alumni Association
WLIANR Members of Class VIII