The World Food Prize Foundation

The World Food Prize Celebrates Borlaug Birthday Anniversary with Iowa Youth Chorus


In honor of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s 103rd birthday, the World Food Prize Foundation has partnered with the Iowa Youth Chorus to present “Hope for the Hungry” on March 25 at the Hall of Laureates.

This is a free event and the public is invited to visit the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates to celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Borlaug’s birth. The Iowa Youth Chorus will perform songs, readings and poetry in honor of Dr. Borlaug. Guests are invited to tour the Hall of Laureates after the performance.

Guests can visit the “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World” international photography exhibit by Howard G. Buffet, and visitors of all ages will enjoy the interactive exhibits on food and agriculture on the garden level.

There is no fee to attend and it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s birthday while learning more about Dr. Borlaug’s work through the talent of the Iowa Youth Chorus.

Who: The World Food Prize Foundation and the Iowa Youth Chorus

What: FREE Celebration of Dr. Borlaug’s 103rd Birthday with entertainment

Where: The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates100 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa.

When: March 25, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.

Press Contact: 
Nicole Barreca, Director of Communications and Events
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ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE:  The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored 45 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger. 



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