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  • Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation Calendar
    Day Curriculum Properties Properties Main Birthplace Boyhood Schoolhouse News Events News Main Calendar Legislation Related Links Related Links Main World Food Prize Nobel Peace Prize Academy of Achievement Freedom from Famine Movie Celebrating 100 Years About Us About Us Main

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    Copyright 2012 Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation

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  • Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation Mobile Site
    Signs Education About Us New Signage on Borlaug Farm Provides Insight on the Man His Life and His Many Accomplishments New Signage Provides Insight Click Signs for Additional Resources Back

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  • Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation - Education
    Preservation Restoration and Education Learning About Dr Borlaug Curriculum Resources A multi day educational curriculum packet prepared by NBHF summer intern Mary Foell Download PDF In Honor of Norman Borlaug U of M YouTube Norman Borlaug Talks About World Hunger

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  • Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation
    Return Home Dining Room Borlaug Boyhood Home Copyright 2012 Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation

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  • Main Sign & Map - Norman Borlaug Boyhood Farm
    Nobel Peace Prize for averting hunger and famine And eventually be hailed as the man who saved hundreds of millions from starvation more than any other person in history Hesser p 3 Read a Composite Biography of Dr Borlaug at achievement org Small Town Boy Nobel Prize More View Content Tap to Open or Close Three Major Awards The Nobel Peace Prize the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Medal of Honor Others who have all three are Martin Luther King Jr Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela and Elie Wiesel Dr Borlaug is considered the Father of the Green Revolution He is the man who has saved more lives than any other person who has ever lived He was named one of the 100 most influential individuals of the 20th Century Food for Thought from Dr Borlaug Just as his Grandfather Nels whom he admired greatly gave him words of wisdom by which Norm could guide his life Dr Borlaug has left us with a rich legacy of words of wisdom by which we can guide our lives The first essential component of social justice is adequate food for mankind You cannot build peace on empty stomachs A hungry man

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  • Sign 3 - Norman Borlaug Boyhood Farm
    like me finally could allow our heart s desire And that amounted to the ultimate freedom Led to the invention of a corn picker that levitated the time and pain usually associated with picking corn Vietmeyer p 97 Smith Hughes Vocational Agriculture Program A federal subsidy aimed at training boys to run farms started by Congress in 1917 This exposed Norm to the way plants grow the nature of soils and the true wonders of corn September of 1929 Soph Yr Harry Schroder came to Cresco high to be the new Vo Ag instructor Ran a planting trial the class prepared small plots of soil Some of them received a dose of fertilizer and others did not The corn planted in those plots reached the equivalent of 50 bushels per acre Norm s family usually only got 25 This was a defining moment for the students The soil in their area was malnourished According to the Vo Ag Act of Congress anyone taking the courses were to return home to the farm and discontinue formal education Vietmeyer p 84 Threshing Oats Separating the ripened oat grain from the straw This was a community affair The community had a large threshing

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  • Sign at the Schoolhouse - Norman Borlaug Boyhood Farm
    they could do it I could to Vietmeyer p 38 A potbelly stove provided our only heat Each day an older child brought in firewood or coal from the pile outside Progress in school was judged less by going from grade to grade than reader to reader These books which taught by English and moral fiber came in five levels of difficulty Graduating from one reader to the next was a big deal Adults often asked which we were on and if we were behind for our age we felt the sting of shame Everybody knew exactly which reader you should be on they d been there too Each day the teacher led all eight grades through their separate lessons Most session were 5 minute briefings the learning was left to us Seldon was there more than three students in each grade and we d be called to the front of the room given our instruction and handed an assignment The work was done on our reserved section of the blackboard or on slates we kept in our desks Vietmeyer p 39 Download Fact Sheet on Norm s School Hard Work Determination Sports View Content Tap to Open or Close Norman Loved Many Sports He played baseball football and wrestled A Spartan Mat Career By the 1930s Cresco High was already a wrestling powerhouse in the state of Iowa That mat legacy was born in 1921 when the high school started its wrestling program It became a force to be reckoned with in 1925 when Dave Bartelma became head coach In his first three seasons at the helm Bartelma s teams were undefeated in dual meet competition and Cresco s first state champ was crowned Dave Bartelma left Cresco for four years then returned in 1931 Under his leadership in

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