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BORLAUG ANNIVERSARY: Food Prize Holds Celebratory Events
BORLAUG ANNIVERSARY: Food Prize Holds Celebratory Events

The World Food Prize Foundation has been holding special events commemorate the 99th anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s birth.

Festivities began Saturday and continue Monday when artist Benjamin Victor will talk at 11 a.m. He sculpted Dr. Borlaug’s statue that is to be installed next year in the U.S. Capitol.

The remaining events are as follows:

Monday, March 25 (Borlaug's Birthday)

  • 5 a.m. - 3 p.m.  The Hall of Laureates will be open to the public during extended hours
  • Docents will be available to share stories about Dr. Borlaug’s life
  • The Food Bank of Iowa will collect food donations to combat hunger in Iowa
  • 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.   WHO Radio’s Van and Bonnie Show will broadcast live from the Hall of Laureates
  • 11 a.m. - noon “Sculpting Iowa’s History: Birthday Cake and Q&A with Borlaug Sculptor Benjamin Victor and World Food Prize President, Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn
  • 10 a.m., 1 p.m. Film screenings of the documentary “Freedom from Famine: The Norman Borlaug Story”

Tuesday, March 26

  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.      The Hall of Laureates will be open to the public 
  • Docents will be on hand to share stories about Dr. Borlaug’s life
  • The Food Bank of Iowa will collect food donations to combat hunger in Iowa

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