Nobel Prize-winning agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug is being remembered around the world and in his hometown of Cresco. Borloug remained active well into his 90s, campaigning for the use of biotechnology to fight hunger, and working on projects to alleviate poverty.
Right now, the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation is trying to restore much of Borlaug’s history and they’re hoping to make his boyhood home and other areas of the Cresco community a national landmark. Borlaug is survived by a sister, Charlotte Culbert, who lives in Cresco. He will be honored during the Borlaug Harvest Festival on September 25 and 26 in Cresco.
Borlaug died Saturday at his home in Texas at age 95 from complications from cancer.
Submitted by Cheryl Knight, KSZQ, Cresco