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Norman Borlaug wrestling at the University of Minnesota Borlaug was the great-grandchild of Norwegian immigrants.
There they were members of Saude Lutheran Church, where Norman was both baptized and confirmed. Borlaug was born to Henry Oliver — and Clara Vaala Borlaug — on his grandparents' farm in Saude inthe first of four children.
He attended the one-teacher, one-room New Oregon 8 rural school in Howard Countythrough eighth grade. Nels Olson Borlaug — once told him, "you're wiser to fill your head now if you want to fill your belly later on.
After two quarters, he transferred to the College of Agriculture's forestry program. As a member of University of Minnesota's varsity wrestling team, Borlaug reached the Big Ten semifinals, and promoted the sport to Minnesota high schools in exhibition matches all around the state.
Wrestling taught me some valuable lessons I always figured I could hold my own against the best in the world. It made me tough. Many times, I drew on that strength. It's an inappropriate crutch perhaps, but that's the way I'm made.
Many of the people who worked for him were starving. He later recalled, "I saw how food changed them All of this left scars on me". He spent one summer in the middle fork of Idaho's Salmon Riverthe most isolated piece of wilderness in the nation at that time. The event was a pivot for Borlaug's future.
Stakman, in his speech entitled "These Shifty Little Enemies that Destroy our Food Crops", discussed the manifestation of the plant disease rusta parasitic fungus that feeds on phytonutrients in wheat, oats, and barley crops.
He had discovered that special plant breeding methods produced plants resistant to rust. His research greatly interested Borlaug, and when Borlaug's job at the Forest Service was eliminated because of budget cuts, he asked Stakman if he should go into forest pathology.
Stakman advised him to focus on plant pathology instead. Borlaug earned a master of science degree inand a Ph. Borlaug was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
While in college, he met his future wife, Margaret Gibson, as he waited tables at a coffee shop in the university's Dinkytownwhere the two of them worked. They were married in and had three children, Norma Jean "Jeanie" Laube, Scotty who died from spina bifida soon after birthand William; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
On March 8,Margaret Borlaug died at the age of ninety five, following a fall. Borlaug resided in northern Dallas the last years of his life, although his global humanitarian efforts left him with only a few weeks of the year to spend there. It was planned that he would lead research on industrial and agricultural bacteriocidesfungicidesand preservatives.
However, following the December 7,attack on Pearl Harbor Borlaug tried to enlist in the military, but was rejected under wartime labor regulations; his lab was converted to conduct research for the United States armed forces.
One of his first projects was to develop glue that could withstand the warm salt water of the South Pacific. The Imperial Japanese Navy had gained control of the island of Guadalcanaland patrolled the sky and sea by day. The only way for U.
The problem was that the glue holding these containers together disintegrated in saltwater. Within weeks, Borlaug and his colleagues had developed an adhesive that resisted corrosion, allowing food and supplies to reach the stranded Marines.
Other tasks included work with camouflage ; canteen disinfectants; DDT to control malaria; and insulation for small electronics. The administration's primary goal for Mexican agriculture was augmenting the nation's industrialization and economic growth. Vice President-Elect Henry Wallacewho was instrumental in persuading the Rockefeller Foundation to work with the Mexican government in agricultural development, saw Avila Camacho's ambitions as beneficial to U.
Stakman and two other leading agronomists. They developed a proposal for a new organization, the Office of Special Studies, as part of the Mexican Government, but directed by the Rockefeller Foundation. It was to be staffed with both Mexican and US scientists, focusing on soil development, maize and wheat production, and plant pathology.
Jacob George "Dutch" Harrar as project leader. Harrar immediately set out to hire Borlaug as head of the newly established Cooperative Wheat Research and Production Program in Mexico; Borlaug declined, choosing to finish his war service at DuPont.
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