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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.
Click on a city to view the responses or fill out the form below to share your own actions to help feed the world!

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Jamie Christiansen

Wyoming, IA, US

I pledge to educate youth about agriculture and how they can play a role in feeding our growing population. I also pledge to bring issue of hunger security into the classroom.

Varun Devatha

Springfield, IN, US

I will fight hunger by trying my hardest to develop my farm-to-market platform which will connect farmers with each other and to the world. Half of the money earned in the U.S. will go to the program in India which will teach farmers how to use the technology that will be distributed for free.

Heya Kaakeh

West Lafayette, IN, US

I plan to follow through with my research and find the polymer combination between the prickly pear cactus and aloe that creates a synergistic filtration effect. The filter I will develop will be both a precipitate and liquid that can be adapted to various amounts of water.

Tatum Theaman

Indianapolis, IN, US

I will fight hunger by getting the kids at my school to get involved in ending hunger so that we can collectively make a difference.

Joe Anderson

West Lafayette, IN, US

I pledge to provide resources to Purdue College of Agriculture faculty to develop new varieties of corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, etc. that produce more with less waste and more nutrients.

Faith Fleck

Bloomington, IN, US

I pledge to look into the small steps I can take now and start implementing them, like using apps for your phone that by not using the phone water will be donated places.

Molly Daniels

Lafayette, IN, US

I will fight hunger by including more aspects of it into my FFA chapter. Each year we educate children about agriculture so I will suggest teaching them how agriculture affects hunger. I will also continue hosting a poverty dinner and educating the students of my school. I feel education is key.

Minji Kim

West Lafayette, IN, US

I will start a club to raise awareness of food insecurity around the world. Through WFP research, I learned a lot about world hunger and various approaches to solve it. I'd like to share my experience with my friends and educate myself further.

Sarah Small

Bloomington, IN, US

I will fight hunger by promoting facts about hunger in Indiana at my school. Showing the students may help them realize that when you say world hunger, that includes your own backyard where people are going to bed hungry.

Sharnikha Saravanan

Columbus, IN, US

I will fight world hunger by taking small steps. I want to raise awareness and reduce food insecurity in my community. I will reduce food waste and collaborate with other students to think of more ideas. In Dr. Ejeta's words, I want to make a difference instead of just pointing fingers.

Will Robinson

Bloomington, IN, US

I pledge to set up permanent collection boxes for canned goods, clothes, and books in my school and to tour elementary schools and give presentations on food insecurity.

Grace Cupka

Plymouth, IN, US

I pledge to find ways to volunteer in my community, and other communities, to stop world hunger. I hope that later I can use politics and education to help other people understand how vital they are to this cause. Though it may take me a while to achieve my goals, I will continue to pursue them and I hope whoever reads this will join me in any way!

Tristen Lord

Lafayette, IN, US

I, Tristen Lord, pledge to help fight world hunger by trying to limit what I throw away and trying to get my school more involved by doing more food drives and volunteer programs.

Elizabeth Wilks

Knox, IN, US

I will suggest a compost and recycling center at my church. A lot of food ends up wasted and thrown away, so I think my church should either give away leftover food to members and friends or compost it. I also want to start an awareness club at my school.

Erica Grush

Leo, IN, US

I will fight hunger at my school by paying for people's lunches. At my school, if you don't have enough money in your account, they will not charge it, you just don't eat. This is my part to play in fighting hunger.

Dakota Hasler

Solsberry, IN, US

I pledge to work more closely with my father on preserving his food on his farm.

Jacob Orion Nathaniel Neal

Westville, IN, US

I pledge to make myself more aware of the issues that plague these less fortunate countries and to make sure that others will find out about them as well.

Nolin Bruns

Laporte, IN, US

I pledge to fight hunger by reducing my food waste and using it to make compost. And with that compost, I will grow a garden and share my food that I grow.

Summer Mitchell

Westville, IN, US

I pledge to fight hunger by reducing how much waste/table scraps I throw away and to talk about the idea of starting meal plans over the weekends and the summer through schools.

Jon Eberly

Plymouth, IN, US

I will fight hunger by limiting my food waste. I will also fight hunger by promotion in my high school.

Jessica Torres

Lafayette, IN, US

I will appreciate what I have when so many around the world have so little. I will not waste anything, but instead give back to those who are hungry and food insecure any opportunity that I get, whether it be direct or indirect.

Claire Roth

Bloomington, IN, US

I will continue to use the World Food Prize essay project in all my world literature classes. I will eat a plant based whole foods diet and teach others about the impact it could have on sustaining resources globally if others ate a plant based diet, too.

Laurie Martin

Colombus, IN, US

I vow to help end hunger by trying to eliminate food waste at home and in my school.

Alex Williamson

Leo, IN, US

For work, or pleasure, I tend to eat out a few times a week. I will ensure I take home what I don't eat to use for lunch at work. That will reduce waste. Hey - it helps me also!

Jacob Riley

Warsaw, IN, US

I will do my part to end hunger by bringing the issue to high school students and making them aware of the impact they can have on this issue.

Colleen Willamson

Leo, IN, US

1. Raising awareness not only about hunger, but also human slave labor and how it is affecting the growth and potential of those countries, and thereby affecting the food supply. 2. It's important that we in America recognize how privileged we are and how other countries aren't so lucky. We should be utilizing-not wasting-supplies here in America.

Betsy Hobbs

Lafayette, IN, US

To help decrease hunger in my community, I will donate food that I buy or food that I grow myself to my local food pantry. I will also help educate others about this necessity.

Hayne Bae

Culver, IN, US

Ever since my dad came back alive from Afghanistan after he used his talent as a doctor for the Afghans in need of medical attention, my passion of eradicating malnutrition in Afghanistan has been growing. I pledge to begin an blog that includes my proposal to end hunger and raise awareness as well as develop real life self sustainable solutions.

David Brown

Granger, IN, US

I pledge to raise awareness of the pressing issues regarding food security in my community in order to further establish a precedent for combating hunger - both in the United States and around the globe.

Sy Hutchinson

Bloomington, IN, US

I pledge to try and create a group to organize convocations, fundraisers, food drives, and other things to inform the other people in my school.

Emily Nettesheim

Lafayette, IN, US

I pledge to continue my education in order to maximize the effect I can have on my community, country, and world. I pledge to look past myself and try to focus on what I can do for others in even what can seem like meaningless ways.

Megan McMahen

Fayetteville, AR, US

I will use my horticulture knowledge to help community gardens. I will eat less and throw less away. I will cut my shower down to 6 minutes. I will educate and advocate against hunger.

Shelby Bodley

Waukon, IA, US

I will feed the world by "ag"vocating for the industries within agriculture. I will also share my knowledge and do my part in ending world hunger by simply donating food to my local food shelter!

Calah Mershon

Fayetteville, AR, US

I will end hunger by educating students in my school and others about hunger and what they can do to end it.

Jessica Durnett

Fayetteville, AR, US

I pledge to end hunger in my community by my local chapter hosting a canned food drive and donating the food to a local pantry.

Kirsten Crabtree

Ozark, AR, US

I will end hunger by making an impact and sharing knowledge with students in schools. I will make a game plan on how we can start something small so it can grow.

Paden Cook

Lamar, AR, US

I will end hunger by spreading the word and getting more people to be involved and passionate about ending world hunger.

Kayla Smith

Springdale, AR, US

I will end hunger by educating everyone I know about world hunger. I'm going to influence friends, family members, and even strangers to take part and make a difference whether it's through water conservation or developing their own ideas to bring about a change with world hunger.

Carmen Zamorano

Ozark, AR, US

I will end hunger by not only just coming to a solution but by getting involved and getting those in need involved so that that way we can both succeed and end world hunger together!

Presley Kenney

Ozark, AR, US

I will end hunger by not wasting food. Also, by helping my community realize the importance of hunger.

Eric Barnett

Ozark, AR, US

I will end hunger by educating people on things they can do to not only conserve food, but also teach others how to conserve food.

Marissa Davis

Springdale, AR, US

I will end hunger by educating my community on hunger issues and starting a program at my school to help the people in my community struggling with hunger.

Shea Tweddell

Ozark, AR, US

I will end hunger by letting people know how important it is to not waste food and not to take advantage of the food we do have. Also, the food that we do eat should have the nutrients needed to keep our bodies and minds healthy.

Wade Andrews

Camden, AR, US

I pledge to end hunger by becoming an advocate against hunger. I will strive to educate others about hunger issues and other agriculture related issues.

Addison Beckham

Hartford, AR, US

I will end hunger by conserving what I am given and not taking advantage of what is available to me at this time.

Sunni Wise

Magnolia, AR, US

I pledge to advocate on my campus of Southern Arkansas University, where I will post flyers and statistics many places.

Nicole Ellis

Ozark, AR, US

I will end hunger by focusing on the needy, noticing people in poor shape, and finding solutions for the specific problems they are facing.

Madeleine Chrisman

Ozark, AR, US

I pledge to end world hunger by advocating agricultural practices that can make a difference in both my community and in my world. I will educate others on the struggles and setbacks involving agriculture across the globe.

Rachel Cramer

Colombo, Western Province, LK

I will assist the efforts of the International Water Management Institute, communicating scientific research on land and water management in Africa and Asia to policy makers and the public for a more sustainable future of food production.


coralville, IA, US

I pledge to fight hunger on the local level in my daily activities by giving to local food pantries and helping to distribute the donated items to those most in need.

Brittney Zumbach

Manchester, IA, US

I will EDUCATE and help grow food leaders for the future!

Ginny Schmidt

Keswick, IA, US

My chapter learned about the Pledge to Fight Hunger Program and our chapter made the pledge to fight hunger by planning and organizing a meal packaging event inspired by Meals from the Heartland. This will be an awesome opportunity for our chapter and other chapters to come together and fight hunger around the world.

Bailey Davis

Keswick, IA, US

I pledge to fight hunger by participating in a meal packaging event that our FFA chapter is putting on at our school through Meals from the Heartland.

Emma Bair

Keswick, IA, US

I pledge to help organize a meal packaging event with my FFA Chapter. I will also donate my time with multiple organizations because the feeling you get from helping others is the best feeling in the world. I hope that my time spent towards this will encourage others to do something for people who need it.

Ben Edmundson

Keswick, IA, US

I pledge to help fight hunger by helping our chapter when we package meals at state FFA convention


Delta, IA, US

I pledge to help the fight against world hunger by helping our school sponsor a meals from the heartland packaging event.


Ankeny, IA, US

I pledge to volunteer in different organizations to help hungry families. I will help donate and fundraise for organizations that are trying to end world hunger.

Des Moines FFA

Des Moines, IA, US

We will communicate the importance of the growing world population to the people of urban Des Moines. Additionally, we will stress the importance of agricultural education and attempt to increase enrollment in these courses.

Nathan Swartz

Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

I pledge to find new ways for advocating for change in society in my country. Educating and empowering youth to leave a legacy that will create footprints of change that will benefit many generations to come...#ProudlySouthAfrican

Abbi Denner

Ankeny, IA, US

I pledge to continue to expand my knowledge on major food security issues in other countries, and to help educate others on ways they can help.

Alexa Long

Ankeny, IA, US

I pledge to continue to donate to the local food bank and encourage others in my community as well.

Steve Hickle

Raleigh, NC, US

I will continue to work for Stop Hunger Now to equip children around the world to break the cycle of generational poverty through school feeding programs.

Aleyna Bakirli

Istanbul, Marmara, TR

I pledge to give back to my community by inspiring people and raising awareness to take steps and fight against the food insecurity around the world.

Jaya Santiya

Purwakarta, West Java, ID

I pledge to help empower the education for children and teenagers in my community in my country, Indonesia. I hope by helping empower the education I can make a better world, and will help other teens to experience a better life.

Ethan Bennett

ankeny, IA, US

I will continue to be vegetarian to reduce the amount of food I consume.

Mimi Teerathammongkol

Pathum Thani, Pathum Thani, TH

Try to get the government in Thailand help the farmers. Provide more information and help about the agricultural technology.

Gina Mostafa

Bettendorf, IA, US

I pledge to amplify the detrimental and preventable issue of malnutrition and take every opportunity to combat global food insecurity.

Rekha Karuparthy

Bettendorf, IA, US

As a student at Pleasant Valley High School, I will strive to fight world hunger by pursuing different projects in my area and on a global scale. By aligning health issues, like malaria, with food productivity I can decrease the poverty level, therefore increasing the basic standard of living.

Dr. LaJoy Spears

St. Paul, MN, US

In honor of Dr. Borlaug, I pledge to work to build a dynamic, engaging, and educational Minnesota Youth Institute that promotes scholarship, empowers youth, and dedication to improving food security issues and eventually ending world hunger.


Kakamega, Kakamega, KE

Empower women, men and youth to practice sustainable agriculture to ensure adequate nutrition for all people.


Spencer, IA, US

I pledge to inform the public about agriculture and how we will need there support in helping to stop world hunger by expanding agricultural practices. I also pledge to do this in the most efficient ways as possible and keep expanding my knowledge on how to raise livestock and grow crops along with spreading my knowledge to other agriculturists.

Mariam Horton

Christmas Valley, OR, US

As a young member of the agricultural society I plan on continuing my family farm after I graduate. Raising quality alfalfa and timothy is what I love. Raising cattle and sheep to better our production animals for advancing our genetics to produce as much food as possible humanly. I pledge to better our world for the great kind of all man.


Blanchard, IA, US

I will take care of farm my ground as wisely and as carefully as I can. I will also keep advocating for the farmers. I will not be afraid to stand in front of anyone who will listen to spread that very important message. Dr. Borlaug started a huge world project and we need to carry it on using any medium necessary.

Bob Sutton

Jamestoen, RI, US

I pledge to continue what I and another person started in 2001, the Jamestown Community Farm. The Farm is a vegetable, chicken, beef, bee operation on 17 acres of donated land in Jamestown RI. The farm donates its produce to food pantries around the State of RI. The Farm is a sustainable, all volunteer (about 150 volunteers each year), 501 c(3) non...

Roy Whitman

Willamina, OR, US

I pledge to continue supporting our food for all food drive after retirement and encouraging students to take an active part in the collection, packaging and distribution of food to people in need.

Elijah Dunnavant

Glide, OR, US

And on the ninth day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, I need a tool that that will till up the ground. A tool that will be the labor and tillage of the soil. So God made a plow. A tool that will be the guidelines for an agriculture community. That would be a voice in the classroom for an organization that wears the blue and gold. A...

Cheyair Balfour

Roseburg, OR, US

I will give away our left over vegetables and fruit to the less fortunate from our family garden.

Kayla de Hoop

Klamath Falls, OR, US

I will help feed the world by advocating for agriculture and supporting our farmers

Kathy Mayfield

Clackamas, OR, US

Students who exit our program will have hands on experience growing their food on our 14-acre school farm. They will also produce enough to donate to the hungry students in our school district comprised of 27,000 students. Every student will also understand contentious issues facing agriculture and be advocates for our industry!

Meghan Biggs

Klamath Falls, OR, US

Agricultural students in the Ag Science & Technology Program at Henley High School leave with a thorough understanding of where their food, fiber, and fuel comes from and how it is produced. These students strive for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

Christina Lorenz

Roseburg, OR, US

Students who graduate from my agricultural education program will understand where their food, fiber and fuel comes from. They will also be prepared to positively influence the world through agriculture and advocate for the industry that keeps us alive.

Korrie Shull

Pilot Rock, OR, US

I still strive to educate every student and FFA member who is apart of my agriculture education program so they will be better prepared as leaders and will have the knowledge and understanding of where their food and fiber comes from to help advocate for Agriculture

Dan McNary

Prineville, OR, US

Students in the Agricultural Science Program at Crook County High School leave with the knowledge of how their food and fiber is produced. Each student completes exercise and activities throughout the curriculum that gives them the skills needed to produce food, as well as educate others about food production practices now and into the future.

Henry Gathecha

Enschede, Enschede, NL

I will work on a project based on Mara and Serengeti ecosystem to show the Input of Soil Moisture on carrying capacity of the Biomass, which can be extended to other parts of the region and help in maximizing the use of the limited rainfall.

Andrea Moss

Burlington, IA, US

Trying to open a greenhouse for the community.

Sherry Dorrier

Dillwyn, VA, US

I pledge to feed the world by teaching the next generation about the importance of agriculture, protecting our environment, and caring for one another.


Hartley, IA, US

I pledge to continue to provide students with instruction concerning struggle with world hunger and how their involvement can make an impact.

hayden bell

Bokoshe, OK, US

Donate food to local food drives and food banks. Volunteer at soup kitchens, and develop a garden strictly used for local hunger problems.

Jose A. Bernal

Tucson, AZ, US

Teach students the value of raising livestock and growing crops, provide them with hands-on experience, and teach them to respect the fruits of the labor and soil. We can secure our future by teaching our students about stewardship.

Trevor Clemens

Thornburg, IA, US

In support of Dr. Borlaug, I plan to fight hunger by organizing a meal packaging event with my local FFA chapter. Not only will students gain the feeling of gratitude from feeding others, students will participate in a competition, allowing this activity to be more fun and entertaining!


Fort madison, IA, US

Give more back like clothing and shoes and food as much as I can because there is so much stuff that gets wasted and that could go to someone that needed it .


Donnellson, IA, US

I will help with the community.

Tate Pumphrey

Denmark, IA, US

give people food


Ft. Madison, IA, US

Donate items to local food pantry.


Fort Madiosn, IA, US

I will help with the community garden that our AG class is going to have.

Adam Christy

wever, IA, US

Help my community at my grandpas farmers market


wever, IA, US

Give people food


Wever, IA, US

I will help with the local garden that our school is planning on making.


Fort Madison, IA, US

I pledge to donate a variety of different foods and other items to the local food pantry. :)


Fort Madison, IA, US

Give food to people.

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