Roger West Interview

February 8, 2019

In the latest Joe what? podcast, Joao Vendramini interviewed Dr. Roger West about the changes in carcass quality parameters in the beef cattle industry. Dr. West is a former Florida Cattlemen’s Association president and retired faculty from the University of Florida – Animal Sciences Department. (Run time: 14.58 min.)

For additional information contact Joao at jv@ufl.edu or (863) 735-1314 ext. 205.

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Matt Pearce Interview

January 4, 2019

In the latest Joe What? podcast Joe Vendramini interviews Matt Pearce, the incoming Florida Cattlemen's Association President, about heifer development options in Florida. Matt is a Purina Representative with 20 years of service in Florida and the owner of Pearce Cattle Company in Okeechobee.
(Run time: 21.28 min.)

For additional information contact Joao at jv@ufl.edu or (863) 735-1314 ext. 205.

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Clifton Chapman Interview

December 6, 2018

In this edition of the Joe What? podcast, Joe Vendramini interviews Clifton Chapman from the Double C Bar Ranch in Kenansville, FL about purebred, commercial, and pasture finished cattle production in Florida.

(run time: 14.11 min.)

For additional information contact Joao at jv@ufl.edu or (863) 735-1314 ext. 205.

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Maria Silveira Interview

October 31, 2018

During Sep. 8-9, 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association quarterly meeting held in Bartow, beef cattle producers discussed the importance of educating the general public about the importance and benefits of recycling biosolids in Florida grasslands. Land application of biosolids in Florida is subject to federal, state, and local regulatory requirements intended to protect human health and the environment. To address the concern of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, the Joe What? Podcast interviewed Dr. Maria Silveira, Soil and Water Scientist at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC about her research on biosolids application to pastures in Florida.

(run time: 14.39 min.)

For additional information contact Joao at jv@ufl.edu or (863) 735-1314 ext. 205.

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Rick Moyer Interview

September 20, 2018

In the latest Joe What? Podcast, Joe Vendramini talked to Rick Moyer, general manager of Adena Farms, about pasture-finished beef production in Florida.

(run time: 17.58 min.)

For additional information contact Joao at jv@ufl.edu or (863) 735-1314 ext. 205.

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Cary Lightsey Interview

August 15, 2018

In the latest Joe What? Podcast, Joao speaks with Cary Lightsey of Lightsey Cattle Company in Lake Wales, Florida. Cary shares how he, his brother Layne, and their families manage their cow-calf operation including their breeding program, feeding and supplementation programs, pasture management, and how backgrounding cattle has reduced their death loss. He also shares a little on how they have diversified into hunting trips, citrus, and seed operations. . (run time: 22.13 min.)

For additional information contact Joao at jv@ufl.edu or (863) 735-1314 ext. 205.

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Cliff Coddington Interview

July 9, 2018

In the latest Joe What? Podcast, Joao speaks with Cliff Coddington, manager of Longino Ranch in Sidell, Florida. The ranch, a conservation easement, will never be developed. Cliff discusses their use and management of rangelands, their timber operation, use of controlled burns and other land management techniques, and how they manage their cattle on range.

For additional information contact Joao at jv@ufl.edu or (863) 735-1314 ext. 205 or visit: http://rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu

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Ed Jennings Interview

June 14, 2018

In the latest Joe What? Podcast, Joao speaks with Ed Jennings, County Extension Director and Extension Agent IV, M.S. in Levy County. They discuss cattle management practices, stockering and finishing cattle in Florida, the importance of soil testing, and current challenges facing Florida’s beef producers.

For additional information contact Joao at jv@ufl.edu or (863) 735-1314 ext. 205 or visit: http://rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu

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Chris Hardee Interview

May 3, 2018

In the latest Joe What? Podcast, Joao speaks with Chris Hardee of Hardee Farms in Cheifland, Florida. Chris, a 5th generation cattleman, discusses their cattle operation including the changes he's seen over the last 3 decades. 

For additional information contact Joao at jv@ufl.edu or (863) 735-1314 ext. 205 or visit: http://rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu

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Scot Eubanks Interview

April 10, 2018

In the latest Joe What? Podcast, Joao speaks with Scot Eubanks the Assistant Director of Agricultural Policy Division at Florida Farm Bureau Federation. Listen in as Scot explains Florida Farm Bureau's structure, current programs like CARES, how they give Florida agriculture a voice in state and federal government, educational programs they offer, and how to get involved with them. Visit their website for additional information: http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/.

For additional information contact Joao at jv@ufl.edu or (863) 735-1314 ext. 205 or visit: http://rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu

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