On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, his granddaughter vowed to continue his legacy by preparing a new generation of leaders to feed the world from the university he served for the last 25 years of his life.

Julie Borlaug, who is external relations director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research’s Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, spoke March 25 in the Great Hall of the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C.

Julie Borlaug continues her grandfather’s efforts

The event was one of several commemorating the life of Norman Borlaug, who was called the “Father of the Green Revolution” and is credited with saving the lives of millions worldwide with his research that yielded higher producing grains for developing countries. Earlier in the day, his statue was dedicated in the U.S. Capitol by the state of Iowa.

 

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