Currently alive, at 102 years of age.
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1914 – He was born on the 25th of March in Cresco, Iowa, U.S.
– He was one of those who laid the groundwork of the so-called Green Revolution, the agricultural technological advance that promised to alleviate world hunger.
1941 – He studied plant biology and forestry at the University of Minnesota and earned a Ph.D. in plant pathology.
1942 – 1944 – He was a microbiologist on the staff of the du Pont de Nemours Foundation.
– He studied plant biology and forestry at the University of Minnesota and earned a Ph.D. in plant pathology.
– He also created a wheat–rye hybrid known as triticale. The increased yields resulting from Borlaug’s new strains enabled many developing countries to become agriculturally self-sufficient.
1960 – Borlaug served as director of the Inter-American Food Crop Program and as director of the International Maize.
1964 – He served as Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico City.
1968 – He became a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
1970 – He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his contributions to world peace through increasing food supply.
1977 – He was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1984 – His name was placed in the National Agricultural Hall of Fame.
2002 – He was Public Welfare Medal from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
– He was Rotary International Award for World Understanding and Peace.
2004 – He was recipient of the National Medal of Science.
2006 – The United States Senate by unanimous consent passed the Congressional Tribute to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Act of 06′.