Memorial Service Set for Norman Borlaug

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

A memorial service for Dr. Norman Borlaug is scheduled for October 6, 11 am at Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M University campus.

The death of Borlaug, 95, on Saturday is prompting an outpouring of condolences and commendations for a man whose work is credited with saving millions of lives.

But despite his absence, those who knew and worked with him say the effect of his innovations in agriculture will continue to resonate.

Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 due to his advances in plant breeding that led to spectacular success in increasing food production in Latin America and Asia.

Those who've studied his life of the Distinguished Texas A&M professor say the contributions he's made will live on. "We think that Dr. Borlaug may be gone in some way, but he is so much with us that we feel that we have enough guidance to keep us going for a long time," said Edwin Price, Director of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture.

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