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The Borlaug Centennial: Celebrating an agricultural and humanitarian hero
In honor of Norm, tell us how
you'll help feed the world.
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harriet

bristol, Bristol, GB

I pledge to apply my molecular biology research to wheat breeding, and to take my knowledge and skills to the corners of the world where they are most needed, and to continue the Borlaug philosophy of fighting hunger.

shaghayegh

tehran, tehran, IR

A student, a farmer, a doctor and a scholar all gathered in one individual, an ordinary person but hardworking, an ordinary person but single-minded. A young man who hadn’t afford to continue his education and had to do farming, didn’t think of winning the Nobel prize. Could he imagine that conferences and commemorations will be held in his honor?...

shaghayegh

tehran, tehran, IR

Food production security and fight against poverty and hunger in the world seems impossible with the help of just one person or an organization, but only one person is enough to start. In my opinion we all don’t need to do research, be educated or scientist, knowing this point that whilst we eat, our friends die of hunger, could be sufficient. Whil...

Trevor Pickard

Douglas, NE, US

I pledge that I will help our country by donating food to some food banks so that I can feel better about myself and know that I did the right thing today.

max melvin

adams, NE, US

i helped with the garden and we are donating it to the food drive. we have community days and its all free the to community and we feed them.

Ryan Errotabere

San Diego, CA, US

To honor Dr. Borlaug, I pledge to help end the planet's food shortages forever by keeping the global population at or below 5 billion people. It will not be an easy feat, but after several years of hard work and noble effort, we can attain and maintain a sustainable human population. Poorer regions will not have to feed so many mouths.

Jacob Neil

Adams, NE, US

I pledge to help in our school food drive and I did help in our community garden and all the food went to the local food bank.

Evonne Morrell

Chester, CT, US

Perhaps it is a bit weak to say it, but I know that I as a person cannot hope to change the world alone. I need friends, family and perhaps even the caring stranger to help me. One person cannot change the world, but I might as well try, lest I miss the opportunity to help out at all. I will, one person at a time, feed the world.

Dr Stephen Davis

Palm Desert, CA, US

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Kandodo Isaac Maganga

Lilongwe, Central, MW

As a Seed Inspector and Agronomist, I will be training small holder farmers on production of good quality seed of improved varieties.This will increase access to good quality seed and the adoption rate of improved varieties in the rural communities. In 5 years time there will be increase in yields and food security won't be an issue in Malawi.

Tony Jensen

Adams, NE, US

I pledge to continue teaching students where their food comes from, giving them opportunities for careers which feed the world, and teaching them the importance of service to their neighbors and friends in need. I pledge to help our FFA chapter continue to create innovative projects which will help feed the hungry in our local communities.

Stephanie Mann

Crofton, NE, US

I will share my passion for helping others with my students, hopefully creating a ripple effect of awareness, compassion and problem-solving!

Squash and Awe Farm

Kamuela, HI, US

I will be teaching free classes in public libraries to help the people of Hawaii island grown their own food. I have been able to successfully grow several varieties of heirloom squash that I found to be naturally resistant to Melon fly and Pickle worm. Hawaii has been importing 95% this crop over 3000 miles for 7 years due to these pests.

Amir Fartash

Tehran, Tehran, IR

In honor of Norman,I think this is multidimensional subject and need a whole world agreement between Scientists,Cultural missionaries and all people of world.The Scientists should work on local race varieties to improve the quality and quantity of products.The Cultural missionaries should teach the correct way of food consumption and people should....

Bill H.

Ames, NE, US

I will keep working on ideas for conserving/uniform watering for crops.

Kylie P.

Oakland, NE, US

I pledge to encourage more students to find solutions and tell others.

Tara R.

Denver, CO, US

I will encourage those around me to educate themselves about food they consume and how those around the world obtain their food.

James M.

Oakland, NE, US

I will to get a Kid's Against Hunger location in my town. I will also inform people about how big a problem hunger really is and what they can do to end it.

Jasmine H.

Ames, NE, US

I will volunteer to help teach about food safety and nutrition in another country.

Kevin A.

Lyons, NE, US

I will create awareness of food insecurity, driving more ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Holly P.

Humphrey, NE, US

I will continue to create awareness about food waste and world hunger.

Chelsea W.

Crofton, NE, US

I will inform more people about third world countries problems!

Kyla D.

Crofton, NE, US

I will help solve world hunger. I will try to inform people about world hunger. I will!

Morgan O.

Lyons, NE, US

Provide the world with water.

Breanna A.

Crofton, NE, US

I am going to make the world a better place by reaching out to people in need and becoming a part of something bigger than myself. Solve world hunger!

Katie P.

Crofton, NE, US

I'm going to reach out to in-need communities. I'm going to do volunteer work that benefits the world. Also spread the word about causes in my community. I will help anyone any chance I get!

Megan T.

Wilber, NE, US

I'm going to work in a 3rd world country and help developing counties. #thenextnorm

Benen A.

Lincoln, NE, US

Have a genuine heart with serving others in the community. I will change the world!

Mickayla P

Lyons, NE, US

#stopworldhunger Educate and feed those in need

Victoria M.

Lyons, NE, US

Spread the word of hunger. Get people involved in the process of helping make a change!

Brandon Stone

Syracuse, NY, US

I pledge to continue my research on aquaponics and continue educating myself on food scarcity problems.

Martin Callan

Batavia, NY, US

I pledge to educate my class members that do not know about food security and how third world countries do not have the safety of having a meal three times a day.

Morgan Good

Batavia, NY, US

I will help decrease the amount of obesity in 3rd world countries by going on mission trips and teaching people how to eat properly and where their food comes from.

Jack Klapper

Batavia, NY, US

I pledge to be a steward of the land.

Dylan Coyle

Batavia, NY, US

I will strive to help others with food problems. I will always try my hardest to produce more food, waste less resources and always have the greater good of people in mind.

Michaela Austin

Byron, NY, US

I pledge to be less wasteful, not only with food, but everything. I will encourage others to do the same by sharing my knowledge of how wasteful we are as Americans and the benefits of using our resources (food) more responsibly. As Americans, we lead the change in ending world hunger and malnutrition.

Oliver Shukhecht

Elba, NY, US

I pledge to help people learn about agriculture and understand what it takes to grow and produce the food that they depend on. Also to show people not to waste as much. Another thing would be to help design ways for cheaper transportation.

Andre Williams

Byron, NY, US

I will start to not throw away good food. Tell my family to wrap up what they didn't eat and save it for later.

Jordan Coffta

Bergen, NY, US

I pledge to get more of my fellow students at Byron-Bergen High School to join the annual Mason's Food Basket Drive. This drive brings people all over to create food baskets for the unfortunate families in my community.

Colby Pocock

Bergen, NY, US

Farms should donate surplus crops to charities or to communitieis that do not have enough food. It would give families food who can not feed themselves, or cannot afford to feed their whole family.

Garrett Chapell

Byron, NY, US

Look at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. All over the United States people donated and did it. Also take a look at the Livestrong bracelets Lance was selling. Both were huge hits and raised a ton of money. To make people aware of the problem, you need to put a "fun" aspect into raising money and getting donations. Just showing a commercial or putting...

Steven Underhill

Elba, NY, US

I pledge to grow more crops and vegetables, open more stands to the community around me, make a local food movement to the cities where they do not have access to locally grown foods. I also would like to share with other people that I work with on the farm how to increase production to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world. I also would like...

Kristina Kriger

Attica, NY, US

I pledge to help end world hunger by starting a farm with dairy and beef cows. With starting a farm, I could provide the United States as well as other countries with dairy and beef products.

Timothy Starowitz

Elba, NY, US

I pledge to start to spread the word around and let people know about hunger issues. Have my family farm decrease the amount of crops being wasted every year due to carelessness and inefficient harvesting/planting. If every one just stops being wasteful and pitches in then we can maybe help to end world hunger in the future. This requires the effor...

Camille Holmes

Groton, NY, US

I pledge that I will further my education in the area of biotechnology in order to build on ideas that would increase crop output to help the hungry people of the world.

Mathilda Scott

Cobleskill, NY, US

I will fight to make fair laws and regulations so everyone can have food.

John Hewitt

New York, NY, US

I will help support the countries in need and continue as a rebel coming up with new ideas and help lead the world to a new green revolution

Valeries Shoates

New York, NY, US

I pledge to continue thinking outside the box, in a positive manner, while encouraging others to do the same.

Madison Rabenstein-Spiers

Trumansburg, NY, US

I will try to change the world through education.

Alaina Woods

Trumansburg, NY, US

I pledge to combat hunger by not creating a temporary band-aid with food aid but to bring technology to countries who are in need so they can feed themselves.

Stephanie Passeri-Densmore

Cortland, NY, US

I pledge to promote efforts to empower mothers around the world to gain financial and political rights in order to make life better for their families.

Joe Romano

Ithaca, NY, US

I pledge to continue to advance food justice, so that all have equal access to healthy food!

Eric Sinton

Ithaca, NY, US

My goal is to bring food security to light in small island nations that are typically overlooked when talking about the threat of hunger.

Liam Saccucci-Bryan

Trumansburg, NY, US

I will improve my knowledge and awareness about sustainability to come up with solutions that will change the world's path. I pledge to not leave this earth until I have made a positive impact. Unsustainable practices - watch out, because I am coming for you.

Brandon Stone

Syracuse, NY, US

I pledge to continue my research on aquaponics and continue educating myself on food scarcity problems.

Alden Morris

Lansing, NY, US

I plan to develop hydroponics into a full-circle production with no waste and a two-fold crop harvest.

Annie Romano

Ithaca, NY, US

I pledge to develop my ideas and make sure I put in all the effort I can to try and ensure success. I will not allow corruption to tarnish my actions. I will do what I find to be in the best interests of our world.

Mark Sabol

Ovid, NY, US

I pledge to be motivated enough to make a difference in this world.

Sarah Gisler

Lansing, NY, US

I pledge to stand up for people and help them better their lives in ways that will sustain them in the future.

Alyssa Pritts

Trumansburg, NY, US

I will work to educate myself and others on the realities surrounding food insecurity the world faces today and inspire hope and change for the future.

Cara Carmichael

Moravia, NY, US

I will continue to be persistent in everything I do to make a difference, and I will try to make a difference in improving hunger issue worldwide.

Meaghan Kendall

Cortland, NY, US

I will travel to a country in need so I can be active in increasing food security throughout that country.

Linda Romano

Ithaca, NY, US

I will help my local food pantry and be grateful.

Sophia Pitti-Daly

Lansing, NY, US

I pledge to better myself by learning.

Alexandra Strednak

Newfield, NY, US

I pledge to pursue my dreams and goals.

Taina Moynihan

Newfield, NY, US

I pledge to create my own thoughts and work toward a better future for myself and my community

Leslie VanDeMark

Ithaca, NY, US

I pledge that I will continue learning so that I can contribute to the fight against world hunger.

Serene Boronow

Stockbridge Valley, NY, US

I will travel the world when I am older to educate as many people as I can about the world's problems and how we can help fix them.

Raphael Amsili

Ithaca, NY, US

I pledge to devote my passion and attention to plant and soil science in order to improve the world and expand the knowledge on this topic for other innovators.

Nazimi Acikgoz

Bornova, Izmir, TR

As Norman's frind you will like this article. http://nacikgoz.blogactiv.eu/a-hidden-hero-of-world-agriculture-economy-cgiar/

monireh rahimi

karaj, karaj, IR

learning the way of life from Dr.Norman

Mike

Johnston, IA, US

I pledge to continue promoting the benefits of improved technology as part of yield enhancement efforts while reducing our environmental footprint

Tanner Meyer

pleasant hill, MO, US

Raise cattle

scott

waukon, IA, US

grow corn to feed world

Renea Ogren

Marcus, IA, US

I pledge to continue to promote Agriculture through an AG careers course we started in 2013. These students are learning about agriculture through hands-on learning. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School

Chelsea Watkins

Woodstock, IL, US

I pledge to continue my education in Agriculture as well as continuing to promote the industry to the public. Go be an "AG"vocate!

levi hughes

delmar, IA, US

I pledge to keep growing a corn and soybean to help feed the world!

karl spencer

yale, IL, US

I will continue to farm using the most efficent methods that are applicable to my farm.

Rachel Ganson

Notre Dame, IN, US

I pledge to raise student awareness at my university regarding the critical role food security will play in the world we will soon assume responsibility for. My hope is to bring together students who have a similar passion for food sustainability, organize venues for discussion and, most importantly, create opportunities for student action.

Shima Shahmoradi

Karaj, Alborz Province, IR

My Cultural Instrument against Poverty and Hunger is My Pen It is the anniversary of a noble and stunning man, and the occasion gives me a chance to appreciate and celebrate the scientific humanity in general, and Dr. Borlaug in particular, at the same time. Since my major is English Language and Literature, my answer to the question: "how to contr...

Jessica M.

Ankeny, IA, US

I pledge to take a special interest in fighting hunger this year as I spend time getting to know the speakers and exhibitors at this years 2014 Borlaug Dialogue.

George

Perth, Western Australia, AU

I pledge to decrease food waste by eating others' leftovers.

Elaine Godfrey

Ames, IA, US

I will continue researching and writing about food issues, from GMOs to smallholder farmers, to bring hunger and agriculture some much-needed attention.

Margaret Krause

St. Paul, MN, US

As a plant geneticist and breeder, I will continue to make crops higher yielding, disease resistant, nutritious, and resilient to climate change. I will educate others in my community about the importance of agriculture and world hunger issues. I will advocate for biotechnology as a tool to fight hunger. And I'll never stop sharing Norm's story!

Jacob H.

DeWitt, IA, US

I pledge to inspire the youth of Iowa to take action and engage in a STEM career combatting global food insecurity! Together, we can feed the world.

Christopher Stevens

Ottawa, Ontario, CA

I will continue to educate my friends and family about the importance of agriculture to our world, and of science to making our world better.

mark

las angelas, CA, US

increase yields

Jeremy Grove

Cleveland, OH, US

I pledge to open the first agribusiness and bioscience program in Cleveland, OH. Students will have a global mindset while making local decisions on food and wellness.

Alyson Blackwelder

Old Fort, NC, US

To donate food to the food pantry close to my location, and help my community!

Kabao Lynhiavu

Nebo, NC, US

To crow my own plant, and donate to the community to help the hunger.

Brady Eischeid

Carroll, IA, US

I pledge to end world hunger by educating the next generation of students on the importance of agriculture and sustainability.

Israr Ahmad

Mansehra, KPK, PK

we need to do more and more innovative research in wheat crop for growing population.

HARPREET SINGH

Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR

I like & love to the agriculture farm for producing corps,which I was involved in my home country in India. Alaways I thinking from my high school life to still now,how can do possible to the sulouation of hungry from this world. It is possible only take care and share for devolopment agriculture plantation. And would be need free of taxes in the f...

Deb Seibert

Manheim, PA, US

Norman Borlaug’s ag science legacy continues with my high school agriculture students. Just brought our Ag Biotech students to DC to visit the Borlaug wheat research display at the US Botanic Garden. Will continue to highlight Dr. Borlaug's ag science research findings in my ag curriculum as a role model for the next generation of agriculturist!

Jared H.

Manheim, PA, US

I studied Borlaug in my high school agriculture class and the importance he had on modern agriculture. As an organic farmer and composter, I am committed to growing and producing high yielding crops while at the same time protecting the environment through by-product utilization.

Allyson B

Manheim, PA, US

In my high school Agriculture Biotechnology class I studied Norman Borlaug and his innovative techniques to save the world of hunger through his wheat crop. I plan to contribute to Mr. Borlaug’s mission to fight world hunger by educating my community about the importance of food to our nation and about sustainable agriculture methods.

Sarah G.

Manheim, PA, US

I will fight world hunger by educating the youth about the importance of sustainability. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. As a farmer, I will teach others how to be self-sufficent.

Grace Kensinger

Manheim, PA, US

I learned about Norman Borlaug in my agriculture biotechnology class in high school. I would like to help contribute to the fight against world hunger by supporting new agriculture biotechnology methods and conserving water.

Jon

Manheim, PA, US

Farming is an important part of the United States, and the world. I’m proud to be a farmer and attend a school that teaches agriculture. If it weren’t for farmers there wouldn’t be any food. Farming is also a big economy booster. Norman Borlaug was a big inspiration to not only me, but others who care about agriculture. He fought for something he d...

Alison Stoltzfus

Manheim, PA, US

I learned about Borlaug in my biotechnology class this year. After reading about him, I want to help fight world hunger. I will avoid wasting food, and encourage others to do the same. I will also continue to raise livestock and donate food to local food banks.

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