Board of Directors
"The Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit corporation with the State of Iowa and the Internal Revenue Service."
The Foundation's immediate goals are centered around funding an endowment for the restoration and upkeep of Dr. Borlaug's Birthplace and Boyhood home and schoolhouse, and the continuation of the Borlaug Education Outreach Program (see the Borlaug Education Residency Program and web photos of the Boyhood home).
The Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation owns Dr. Borlaug’s 103-Acre farm in N.E. Iowa. Education programs emphasize Dr. Borlaug's work on "World Hunger". Discussions and presentations are taken to K-12 schools, post-secondary institutions, and communities.
Vision for the Future
The Foundation’s immediate efforts focus on raising an endowment to protect, preserve, and promote the Borlaug childhood farm and the legacy of Norman Borlaug.
Dr. Borlaug's boyhood home and schoolhouse have been partially restored. The school house has been moved to the boyhood farm site and may serve as a visitors center depicting various stages of Dr. Borlaug’s life and work. The boyhood home is being restored to its 1920 character and serves as living quarters for the education residency program. The house will also be open to the public during special events at the farm.
The Foundation board has set the long term endowment goal at $7,000,000. Interest earned on this goal would fund a full-time Borlaug Education Residency Program, Borlaug Farm Preservation and Maintenance Program, Borlaug Scholarship Program and Borlaug Education Seminar Program in perpetuity.
In addition, the Foundation board has envisioned a Borlaug Education Outreach Center, to be built on 5 acres reserved for development on Dr. Borlaug’s 103 acre boyhood farm. The Center would consist of an exhibition hall and museum to display residency work and Borlaug archives, a board room and offices, small library/study for students and education residency participants, studio, green house, living quarters, kitchen and dining facilities for events, public rest rooms, and a presentation multimedia room.
The 106 acre farm will continue in pasture, cropland and forest preserve. Demonstration grain plots of Dr. Borlaug's work will be available for viewing. Walking trails and footbridges will be constructed for public viewing of the farm. The Center would serve as home base for the Foundation and its education programs. Estimated project costs: $4,000,000. A copy of the architects' preliminary drawings of the Center is available upon request.
Additional funds are being sought for the purchase and preservation of Dr. Borlaug’s birthplace which is adjacent the boyhood farm.
If you or your organization would like more information about the Foundation and would like to contribute to the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation Endowment Fund, please contact a fundraising committee member at the information below. You may also reach the foundation by using the contact form on this site.
Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation Fundraising Committee
All contributions are welcome; contributors of $1000 or more will receive an artist signed limited edition print of Dr. Borlaug's Boyhood Farm. Corporate or individual donors: ask about a special limited edition print signed by Dr. Borlaug and the Artist: Professor Doug Eckheart. ONLY A FEW PRINTS WERE SIGNED BY DR. BORLAUG.
Thank you for contributing to the legacy of Dr. Norman Borlaug.