On what would have been the 99th birthday of Dr. Norman Borlaug, Gov. Terry Branstad highlighted the progress being made on a new statue being created in the doctor’s honor.
The seven foot statue, by artist Benjamin Victor, will eventually be displayed in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Borlaug was not only one of Iowa’s great innovators, but also one of the state’s greatest humanitarians.
“His research helped to save an estimated one billion people around the world from hunger and starvation. Iowa is very proud of Dr. Borlaug’s work, and this statue will be a reflection on how he has touched so many lives,” said Branstad.
Dupont Pioneer and an anonymous donor are funding the statue.