Dr. E.T. York, Jr., is best known as the founder of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He brought the semiautonomous College of Agriculture, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, and Florida Experiment Station under unified leadership to strengthen their missions of teaching, extension and agricultural research. He founded the DARE (Developing Agricultural Resources Effectively) conferences and the SHARE (Special Help for Agricultural Research and Education) program which has raised millions of dollars in private funding to aid the university. After serving as executive vice-president and interim president of the university, Dr. York served as chancellor of the state university system for six years and is a distinguished service professor at UF. In 1967, Dr. York was named “Man of the Year in Service to Florida Agriculture” by Progressive Farmer Magazine and was a recipient of the National 4-H Alumni Award.
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The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made lasting contributions to agriculture in this state and to mentoring of our youth, who represent the future of agriculture in Florida.
The video profiles of the inductees from 1980 through 2017 were produced by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. More information is available at: http://www.ifas.ufl.edu
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- Don Bennink September 20, 2018
- Richard Gaskalla September 20, 2018
- Sam Killebrew, Sr. September 20, 2018
- Michael J. Stuart September 20, 2018
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