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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

Ed Jennings Interview

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

Chris Hardee Interview

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

Scot Eubanks Interview

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

Michael Vieira Interview

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

Ralph Pelaez Interview

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

Zach Adams Interview

Zach Adams Interview

December 6, 2017

In the latest Joe What? Podcast, Joao speaks with Zach Adams, a forth generation rancher at Adams Ranch in Kenansville, Florida. They discuss Adams Ranch history and cattle and the opening of their resturant "The Braford" in Ft. Pierce.   For additional information visit: http://www.adamsranch.com/ or contact Joao at jv@ufl.edu or (863) 735-1314 ext. 205 or visit: http://rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu

Jim Handley Interview

Jim Handley Interview

November 6, 2017

In the latest Joe What? Podcast, Joao speaks with Jim Handley, the Executive Vice President of the Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA). Listen in as Jim shares about the FCA's establishment, structure, and purpose, and the efforts of quarterly meetings and committees. For additional information on the Florida Cattlemen's Association visit: http://www.floridacattlemen.org/ 

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