...you must try a cupcake (or two) at D.C. Cupcakes. Yum! Bonus- no line.
We concluded programming at 10:10 pm tonight. It was a very long, but very enlightening day. I will type more later...for now, I'll post pictures from today.
One of these men doesn't look like the others.
Dressed for the wheat field. Recording data.
He may not be from my home state - but I'm so glad that others might see him here.
Thank you Dr. Borlaug for saving a billion lives. Thank you for tireless research. Thank you for teaching us about hard work and plant genetics.
Picture from Monday's visit to the U.S. Capitol.
"Too many times we are looking at our feet, not the horizon of where we need to go." -Nick Tindall Association of Equipment Manufacturers
At the Farm Foundation Forum on Infrastructure issues--Mr. Nick Tindall just shared this quote and it struck me as this is what this program is all about. Let's stop looking at our feet and at the horizon.
And prior to the Forum, Adrian Jahna was interviewed by a member of the Ag press.
This afternoon, Class X, had the privilege of meeting with Congressman Tom Rooney. We had a wonderful conversation on the steps of the Capitol--not a bad classroom to learn about some of the issues that are occurring here. It was a great first day of our national seminar!
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
"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
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.
Dr. Eugene Trotter, founder of Wedgworth Leadership Institute, was inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2013. This video, from the Florida Ag Hall of Fame website, features an introduction from Commissioner Adam Putnam, an introductory video of Dr. Trotter and an acceptance speech from his daughter, Dottie.
This video and more information can be found here.
The Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources is a leadership building program for industry professionals within agriculture and natural resources. This video details some of the history about how Wedgworth started and how much it has evolved.