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September 2014

Sep 18
USDA Wallace-Carver Fellow Spotlight: Dakota Lyddon

Dakota Lyddon was a USDA/World Food Prize Wallace-Carver Fellow during the summer of 2014. He worked a the USDA-ARS Corn, Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa.

Sep 18
Borlaug-Ruan Intern Spotlight: Millicent Varley

Millicent Varley of Stuart, Iowa, was a 2014 Borlaug-Ruan Intern in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Sep 18
The World Food Prize Recognizes Agricultural Scientist Under 40 for Sustainable Agriculture with 2014 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

The third annual award recognizes researchers under 40 who emulate the scientific innovation and dedication to food security demonstrated by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug.

Sep 18
Español: El Premio Mundial de Alimentación reconoce a joven científico agrícola por innovaciones en agricultura sostenible como ganador del Premio Norman Borlaug 2014

El tercer premio anual que se otorga reconoce investigadores de menos de 40 años que siguen el ejemplo de innovación científica y dedicación al promover la seguridad alimentaria que demostró el Premio Nobel de la Paz, el Dr. Norman Borlaug.


August 2014

Aug 25
World Food Prize President to Speak in Iran at Borlaug Centennial Celebration and Conference

Amb. Quinn will continue Norman Borlaug’s legacy of bridging divides to improve food security worldwide.

Aug 12
33 Students Selected for Prestigious USDA-World Food Prize Fellowship

Press Contact: Keegan Kautzky, Director of National Education Programs, 515-245-3726,  


July 2014

Jul 3
The World Food Prize Hosts "Feed the Need: Nourish Your Neighbor" Photo Exhibit July 12 & 13

Exhibit by the Iowa Food Bank Association and local photographer depicts hunger in Iowa.


June 2014

Jun 18
2014 Borlaug Dialogue Focuses On Greatest Challenge in Human History

Concluding the Norman Borlaug Centennial Year, experts will explore the question of whether we can sustainably feed the 9 billion people who will be on our planet by the year 2050.

Press Contact: 
Megan Forgrave, Director of Communications 
515.245.3794 (direct), 515.229.1705 (cell), or

Jun 18
2014 World Food Prize Honors Critical Breakthroughs in Wheat

Press Contact: Megan Forgrave, Director of Communications
515.245.3794 (direct), 515.229.1705 (cell), or

Jun 18
Quinn: Connecting Three Countries in the Battle against Hunger

Huffington Post Column by Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn

Jun 18
Secretary Kerry's Remarks at the 2014 Laureate Announcement Ceremony

John Kerry, Secretary of State
Dean Acheson Auditorium, Washington, DC
une 18, 2014

Jun 16
2014 World Food Prize Laureate to be Announced June 18 at U.S. State Department

Secretary of State John Kerry to Give Keynote Address at the Borlaug Centennial Year Event

Jun 3
The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Expands Public Hours

Visitors can now explore architecture, artwork, exhibits, and global issues five days per week.


May 2014

May 8
Gov. Branstad to award Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn the Iowa Award

Highest citizen award from the State of Iowa to be presented by the governor to Quinn May 30th at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates


April 2014


March 2014

Mar 27
The World Food Prize Honors CIMMYT with Borlaug Medallion as part of Norman Borlaug Centennial Celebration

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center carries forward Borlaug’s legacy at the forefront of agricultural research

Mar 25
Norman Borlaug's Statue Installed Today in US Capitol on 100th Anniversary of his Birth

The agricultural scientist and hunger fighter is credited with saving more lives than anyone who has ever lived. Other global celebrations in Mexico, Washington DC, Iowa.

Mar 14
Media Details: Covering the Borlaug Centennial and Statue Unveiling

American Hero Norman Borlaug’s Statue to be Unveiled in U.S. Capitol
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Iowa Agricultural Scientist and Hunger Fighter Norman Borlaug will be celebrated on the 100th anniversary of his birth, National Ag Day


February 2014

Feb 26
World Food Prize Founder Norman Borlaug to be Enshrined in U.S. Capitol on March 25 on his Centennial

World Food Prize launches website to engage people around the globe in furthering Borlaug’s legacy


January 2014

Jan 5
Bufett: Another View - Finding Hope in a Hungry World

We have the ability to grow more food, but we need leaders and the will to make it happen.

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