Mexican social realist who combine primitive, religious and nature symbols with the human body. He described a Mexican mural he particularly liked, a stalk of corn growing out of a decomposing body of a man. The image led to the idea or encasing the figure within the wheat.
Norman Borlaug, The World Food Prize...
Dr. Borlaug envisioned a prize that would honor those who have made significant and measurable contributions to improving the world's food supply. Beyond recognizing these people for their personal accomplishments, Borlaug saw The Prize as a means of establishing role models who would inspire others. His vision was realized when The World Food Prize was created in 1986.
Since 1986,The World Food Prize has honored outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food throughout the world.
As a special tribute to Dr. Norman Borlaug, and to provide an enduring foundation for all of the programs he created, the World Food Prize embarked on a $29.8 million capital project to restore the century-old Des Moines Public Library Building as the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates. The World Food Prize is now headquartered there and serves as a museum, educational facility, conference center and community hall.
Norman Borlaug, The Foundation...
The Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation is a non-profit corporation with an all-volunteer board dedicated to the preservation of Dr. Borlaug's Boyhood home, a place where he established his values and work ethic. The Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation is committed to promoting Dr. Borlaug's lifetime achievements and philosophy through education programs and projects at Dr. Borlaug's Boyhood home, farm, and one-room school house.
The Borlaug farm is located 12 miles southwest of Cresco. Directions: Travel south on V-58 towards Protivin. Continue straight through the curve. Turn right, or east, on 200h Street. Travel 3 miles, just past Timber Ave, and the farm is located on the south side.
Tours of these historical sites are available by contacting the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce 563-547-3434, www.crescochambercom or visiting the Cresco Welcome Center located across the street at Elm St. & Hwy 9.
This interpretive sign was funded in part through a Howard County Community Foundation Grant and a City of Cresco Tourism Grant.