University of Florida

Meat Extension Faculty, Instructors, and Staff

gatorMeat scientists at the University of Florida have expertise in muscle biology, fresh meat quality, meat processing, food safety, and meat microbiology. See the list and each faculty member's area of expertise and contact information.

Meat Extension Faculty


Chad Carr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: 352-392-2454
Faculty Page


Jason M. Scheffler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone: 352-392-9155
Faculty Page


Tracy L. Scheffler, Ph.D.
Asssistant Professor
Phone: 352-392-7529
Faculty Page


Sally Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: 352-392-2993
Faculty Page


Meat Extension Staff


Byron Davis
Manager, Retail Meats Store
Phone: 352-392-1921


Tommy Estevez
Assistant Manger, Retail Meats Store
Phone: 352-392-1921


Ryan Dijkhuis
Biological Scientist,
Phone: 352-392-1922


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