Did you know there is an Aggie Ring in the Capitol?
Within the Capitol there is a room called Statuary Hall where many statues are located. Each state has donated two statues of influential residents of that state. Iowa donated the Norman Borlaug statue. Borlaug was an agronomist from Iowa who was given the name “Father of the Green Revolution.”
- Borlaug created wheat that was disease resistant through varieties of wheat.
- Borlaug saw the benefits in shorter and stronger stalks of wheat.
- Borlaug taught and conducted research at Texas A&M University.
It’s super interesting to know that Borlaug was such a vital part in preventing world hunger. He saved the lives of billions of people. His legacy lives on at Texas A&M and all around the world.
Office of Congressman August Pfluger
Washington, D.C. | summer 2023