Dr. Norman E. Borlaug statue to be unveiled in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol March 25.
Friday, March 14, 2014 12:26 PM
The State of Iowa will celebrate a milestone with the official unveiling of the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug statue in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, March 25.
Appropriately, the date would have been Dr. Borlaug’s 100th birthday and is also National Agriculture Day.
Borlaug of Cresco, is known as the “Father of The Green Revolution” and his development of miracle wheat is credited with saving an estimated billion people around the world from hunger and starvation. He is the only American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Science.
The Borlaug Statue Dedication Ceremony is at 10 a.m. CDT Tuesday, March 25, in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Speaker of the House John Boehner, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and other leaders will speak and celebrate the life of Dr. Borlaug.