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Woody Larson Interview

Woody Larson Interview

May 9, 2019

In the latest Joe What? podcast, Joe Vendramini interviews Mr. Woody Larson. They discuss the history and current situation of dairy production in Florida. (Run time: 19.15 min.)

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

Edgar and Conner Davis Interview

Edgar and Conner Davis Interview

April 12, 2019

In the latest Joe What? podcast, Joao Vendramini interviews Edgar and Conner Davis of Florida Fertilizer Inc., in Wauchula, FL. They discuss fertilizer and the changes they've seen as a business in their 59 years of operation. (Run time: 14.25 min.)

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

Flint Johns Interview

Flint Johns Interview

March 6, 2019

In the latest Joe What? podcast, Joao Vendramini interviews Flint Johns, ranch manager of Lykes Brothers Inc., about cost management strategies in areas of beef cattle production. (Run time: 16.49 min.)

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

Roger West Interview

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

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

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.

Maria Silveira Interview

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.

Rick Moyer Interview

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.

Cary Lightsey Interview

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.

Cliff Coddington Interview

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