Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation
Dr. Norman Borlaug was an American agronomist who has been deemed “The man who saved a billion lives” through his research as a plant pathologist and geneticist. He is also known under the title of “The Father of The Green Revolution.”
He has received numerous awards, the most prestigious including The Nobel Peace Prize, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal.
From humble beginnings in small-town Iowa, the town has preserved his boyhood farm, where the Norman Borlaug Foundation has worked hard to restore the property for educational and historical purposes. The other property under restoration includes the original schoolhouse he attended as a child.
With the community’s hard work and dedication, the farm’s structures have been restored, statues have been installed, and interpretive signage has been created so that each year, hundreds of kids and visitors can learn about his legacy. This has been a project close to Cass’ heart, as this is where she was born and raised as well.
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