Dr. Borlaug is probably best known as the Father of the Green Revolution. He is credited with saving over a billion people from starvation through his successful use of biotechnology in creating a high-yield, disease-resistant wheat variety. Dr. Borlaug continues to give lectures, teach, and promote activism. I am proud to be a graduate in Soil Science from the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate located in Borlaug Hall, Saint Paul MN.
~Abigail S. Cook, Saint Paul, MN
Plant Pathologist and Winner of 1972 Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Green Revolution by developing short-statured wheat. Continued his work in Mexico, Africa and other locations including India where in his mid-90s he continues his work of feeding the world. Widely credited with saving more human lives than any other person in history. Will be back to visit the U of M Deptartment of Plant Pathology in Mid-September. Earned his undergraduate degree in Foresty and both graduate degrees (MS and PhD in plant pathology) from the University of Minnesota. The new Agronomy/Plant Pathology bldg on the St. Paul campus bears his name.
~Mark Stennes, New Brighton, MN
Developed short/strong stem wheat that helped feed the world.
~Jim Schuster, Mahtomedi, MN
Green revolution helped feed families worldwide.
~Richard Levering-Snyder, Maple Grove, MN