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E.T. York Distinguished
Lecturer Series

The E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series features internationally known speakers addressing issues related to agriculture, food, the environment and natural resources. It was established in the Auburn University College of Agriculture in 1981 through a gift from E.T. and Vam Cardwell York; both are native Alabamians and Auburn University graduates.

Dr. York served as Director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service from 1959 until 1962; he then went on to head the USDA’s Federal Extension Service in Washington, D.C. Later, he served as provost and vice president for agriculture at the University of Florida and then chancellor of the State University System of Florida until his retirement in 1980. 

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Past York Lecturers

2021 - E.T. York Distinguished Lecturers

Mr. Kip Tom

Spring 2021 – Kip Tom served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture and the U.S. ambassador to the Rome-based United Nations agencies. Before his appointment, Tom was chief executive officer of Indiana-based Tom Farms, which is among Indiana’s largest farming operations and a leading supplier to Monsanto.

2019 - E.T. York Distinguished Lecturers

Dr. Scott Hutchins

Fall 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary

Dr. Kan Wang

Spring 2019 – (in collaboration with the Littleton-Franklin Lecture Series) Global Professor of Biotechnology, Iowa State University, Department of Agronomy and Co-Director of Iowa State University’s Crop Bioengineering Center.

2018 - E.T. York Distinguished Lecturers

Dr. David Zilberman

Fall 2018 – Professor and Robinson Chair in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California-Berkley

Dr. Bernadette Dunham

Spring 2018 – (in collaboration with the Littleton-Franklin Lecture Series) Visiting Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health

2017 - E.T. York Distinguished Lecturers

Vimlendra Sharan

Fall 2017 – Director of the North American Liaison Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam

Spring 2017 – (in collaboration with the Littleton-Franklin Lecture Series) A researcher and Extension specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, with expertise in the use of animal genomics and biotechnology in livestock production systems.  

E.T. York Lecturer Series Committee

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Graduate Degrees & Programs

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About E.T. York

Contact

Henry Fadamiro
Associate Dean for Research; Associate Director, AAES; Alumni Professor

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Auburn Univ, AL 36849-5401
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