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When in Georgetown… must try a cupcake (or two) at D.C. Cupcakes. Yum! Bonus- no line. Read more

Day Two–Done.

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.   Read more

Agronomist. Nobel Peace Prize laureate

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. -Cathy A. Read more

Quote of the day….

"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. Read more

Best Classroom in D.C.

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! 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

Dr. Eugene Trotter from Florida Ag Hall of Fame on Vimeo.

Dr. Eugene Trotter – Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

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. Read more

Wedgworth Leadership Institute History from UF/IFAS Center for Leadership on Vimeo.

Wedgworth Leadership Institute History

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. Read more
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