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.