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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Michael Vieira Interview

February 20, 2018

In the latest Joe What? Podcast, Joao speaks with Michael Vieira, the owner of A Legacy Genetics in Haworth, Oklahoma. Listen in as Michael shares about his work with dairy, poultry, and beef cattle, including his purchase of the Ona White Angus and its development and marketing.

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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Ralph Pelaez Interview

January 19, 2018

In the latest Joe What? Podcast, Joao speaks with Ralph Pelaez, the owner of Pelaez & Sons cow/calf ranch in Okeechobee. Listen in as Ralph shares about heifer development, including their breeding and nutrition programs. 

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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