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UF/IFAS Forage Team

UF/IFAS Forage Team

Meet The Forage Team

The Forage Team has been an important ally of Florida’s farmers and ranchers, a partnership and a legacy transcendent beyond generations of faculty and producers. We provide reliable information for livestock producers, forage managers, professional workers in the livestock/forage industry, and anyone seeking information about forage crops grown in Florida.

Ann Blount

Ann Blount

Professor
Forage Breeding & Genetics
NFREC | 850 - 875 - 7125

                       
Jose Dubeux

Jose Dubeux

Associate Chair & Professor
Forage Agronomy 
NFREC | 850 - 526 - 1618

                       
Kevin Kenworthy

Kevin Kenworthy

Interim Chair/Professor
Plant Breeding & Molecular Genetics
Agronomy | 352 - 262 - 8719

                       
Esteban Rios

Esteban Rios

Assistant Professor
Forage Breeding & Genetics
Agronomy | 352 - 392 - 6189

                       
Lynn Sollenberger

Lynn Sollenberger

Distinguished Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Forage Crops
Agronomy | 352 - 273 - 3420

                       
Joao Vendramini

Joao Vendramini

Professor
Forage Specialist
RCREC | 863 - 735 - 1314

                       
Marcelo Wallau

Marcelo Wallau

Assistant Professor
Forage Extension Specialist
Agronomy | 352 - 273 - 2216

                       
Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Assistant Professor
Global Change Agroecologist
Agronomy | 352 - 273 - 2217

                       
Nicolas DiLorenzo

Nicolas DiLorenzo

Associate Professor
Forages - Beef Cattle
NFREC | 850 - 526 - 1615

                       
Angela Gonella Diaza

Angela Gonella-Diaza

Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle Production
NFREC | 850 - 526 - 1612

                       
Cheryl Mackowiak

Cheryl Mackowiak

Associate Professor
Nutrient Managment and Water Quality
NFREC | 850 - 875 - 7126

                       
Philipe Moriel

Philipe Moriel

Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management
RCREC | 863 - 735 - 1314 ext. 208

                       
Brent Sellers

Brent Sellers

Professor and Center Director
Pasture and Rangeland Weed Management
RCREC | 863 - 735 - 1314

                       

Fredy Altpeter

Professor
Molecular Genetics, Plant Breeding & Biotechnology
Agronomy | 352 - 273 - 3418

                       

Ali Babar

Associate Professor
Plant Breeding & Molecular Genetics
Agronomy | 352 - 273 - 2213

                       
Maria Lucia Silveira

Maria Lucia Silveira

Professor
Soil Fertility and Water Quality
RCREC | 863 - 735 - 1314 ext. 209

                       
Carissa Wickens

Carissa Wickens

Assistant Professor
Extension Equine Specialist
Animal Sciences | 352 - 392 - 1917

                       
Pratap Devkota

Pratap Devkota

Assistant Professor
Weed Science
WFREC | 850 - 983 - 7102

                       

Joao Bittar

Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle Extension
Vet Med | 352 - 294 - 4349

                       

Diwakar Vyas

Assistant Professor

Animal Sciences | 352 - 294 - 1079

                       

Ken Quesenberry

Emeritus Professor
Forage & Turfgrass Breeding & Genetics
Agronomy | 352 - 682 - 9231

                       

Isaac Esquivel

Assistant Professor
Entomology - Agroecosystems - Agronomic & Forage Crops
NFREC | 850 - 875 - 7126

                       

Gbola Adesogan

Professor & Director
Animal Sciences &  Director of Food Systems Institute & the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems
Animal Sciences| 352 - 392 - 7527

                       

Liza Garcia

Research Assistant
Beef Forage Systems
NFREC | 850 - 526 - 1637
 

                       

Sunny Liao

Assistant Professor
Soil Microbial Ecology
NFREC | 850 - 875 - 7198

                       

Juan Campos

Assistant Professor
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Veterinary Medicine | 352 - 294 - 4327