Our Mission

The Mission of the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation is the preservation of Dr. Borlaug’s birthplace and boyhood homes and inspiration, engagement and empowerment through educational programming.

Our Vision

“Honoring the Man, Strengthening the Legacy”

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Our Offices

We are an all-volunteer board and do not keep scheduled hours. We can be contacted through the Cresco Chamber of Commerce.  The Boyhood Farm address is 19518 200th St, Cresco, IA 52136 (about 12 miles southwest of Cresco or 5 miles west of Protivin, IA).

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About Us

We conduct tours of Dr. Borlaug's home, the farm buildings and the New Oregon School #8.  Tours can be arranged by emailing us or by contacting the Cresco Chamber of Commerce. The farm is open to visitors at any time.  While the buildings are locked, there are informational signs throughout the property.  There is also a walking trail with signage that connects the Birthplace and Boyhood properties. To learn more see our Virtual TourView the virtual tour.

Contact & Business Hours

Chamber Address
101 2nd Ave. SW, Cresco, IA 52136 
Chamber Contact
Email: [email protected]   
Call: 563-547-3434 
NBHF Contact 
Email: [email protected]

Write: NBHF, 101 2nd Ave. SW, Cresco, IA 52136 

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