Celebrating the Centennial of a Little-Known 20th Century Hero

By Dr. Robert T. Fraley

One hundred years ago this week (March 25, 1914), a boy was born in rural Iowa who became one of the greatest — and least recognized — heroes in human history.

That extraordinary description in no way overstates the case for Norman E. Borlaug, who — although he became known as “the man who saved a billion lives” — insisted that everyone just call him Norm, and who, even as an old man, would glare at you if you tried to carry his suitcase.

Norm earned his nickname for his work in breeding new, …read more

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