IFDC Report, Volume 22, No. 2

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Introduction: The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) recently appointed Dr. E. T. (Travis) York as the chairman of its Board of Directors, succeeding Dr. W. David Hopper. Dr. York is a highly regarded agriculturalist with an extensive career in agriculture, both nationally and internationally. This report provides an overview of Dr. York's background, achievements, and vision for IFDC's future. Background and Achievements: Dr. E. T. York, known as Travis, holds the title of Chancellor Emeritus of Florida's state university system and is a Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). He established the Institute and has become a prominent figure in international agricultural development. Throughout his career, Dr. York has held over 100 appointments, assignments, and professional activities in more than 80 countries. His expertise and contributions have been recognized by various organizations, including the U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, United Nations, and foreign governments. Dr. York has also received approximately 75 awards and honors, including the prestigious "Great Floridian" recognition. Dr. York's academic accomplishments include authoring more than 100 technical papers and books. He has lectured at numerous universities worldwide, sharing his knowledge and expertise. His contributions have earned him listings in esteemed publications such as Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, and Notable Americans. Vision for IFDC's Future: As the new chairman of IFDC's Board of Directors, Dr. York envisions tremendous opportunities for the organization to make significant contributions to agricultural development in the developing world. He emphasizes the importance of utilizing improved technology, including chemical fertilizers, in an environmentally responsible manner. Dr. York aims to enhance global food production and address global hunger through sustainable agricultural practices. Conclusion: Dr. E. T. York's appointment as the chairman of IFDC's Board of Directors brings an internationally renowned agriculturalist to the helm of the organization. With his extensive experience and accomplishments, Dr. York is well-positioned to guide IFDC in its mission to increase and sustain food and agricultural productivity in developing countries. His vision for utilizing improved technology and promoting environmentally responsible practices holds great promise for the organization's future endeavors.
Nutrient management, Wheat, Rice