Today, March 25, 2014, is National Agriculture Day. It’s a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.
Today is also Norman Borlaug’s 100th birthday.
There are major events being held in Washington, D.C.; and at CIMMYT, the international wheat breeding station in Mexico where Borlaug did much of his work; and the state of Iowa is unveiling a statue at the U.S. Capitol.
“Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. Borlaug died in 2009.
“The Iowa native and University of Minnesota graduate is credited with saving as many as 1 billion people from hunger by creating a type of wheat that was disease-resistant and high-yielding. His work won him the 1970 Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.”
Here’s more information:
- “The Father of the Green Revolution” in Cosmos Magazine, written by CIMMYT Director General Thomas Lumpkin:http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/features/father-green-revolution/
- The official Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security Website: www.borlaug100.org
- Our #Borlaug100 Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/cimmyt/norman-e-borlaug/
- CIMMYT’s global wheat tracker: http://rusttracker.cimmyt.org/
Servi-Tech has a couple of mentions in the current issue of Ag Professional magazine.
And here are the photos:
Caption: Panel and roundtable discussions dominated the annual meeting schedule. Talking to the crowd during the “Precision Ag Implementation in Your Business” consultant panel are (left to right) John Payne, Servi-Tech, Inc., Ransom, Kan.; Blaine Viator, Ph.D., Calvin Viator & Associates, Labadieville, La.; and Matt Weller, Centrol Inc., Marshall, Minn.
Caption: The new president of NAICC, Gary Coukell, stands between the two Crop Consultants of the Year – Tim Moline, left, and Andrew Vrbka- during the presentation of awards in New Orleans.
We ran across an interesting article on Twitter this morning and thought we’d share.
On March 1, 1867, Nebraska became the 37th state. To celebrate Nebraska’s birthday the Lincoln Journal Star published a list of 37 Nebraska icons.
Many of our customers and employees live in Nebraska. We hope you enjoy this!