A longtime Texas A&M ag professor and Nobel peace prize winner has been honored by the president.
President Bush awarded the National Medal of Science to Norman Borlaug.
Borlaug was honored for his work in creating disease resistant and high-yield wheat, providing a new quality food source for millions of people around the world.
The 91-year-old ag scientist took part in a White House ceremony on Monday.
Borlaug flashed a double gig 'em sign to President Bush, who draped him with the medal, drawing some chuckles and an Aggie "Whoop!" from the audience.
Borlaug is a professor of international agriculture. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for developing the high-yield dwarf wheat that reversed food shortages.
Bourlag divides his time between College Station, Dallas and Mexico. He teaches at Texas A&M in the fall. His family lives in Dallas.