Wheat field with text "The 14th Annual Borlaug Memorial Lecture, Webinar October 20, 2020 at 4 PM central time"

The Annual Borlaug Memorial Lecture commemorates the contributions the University of Minnesota alumnus Dr. Norman Borlaug made to fighting world hunger and celebrates those who follow in Dr. Borlaug's footsteps. 

Please join us on Tuesday, October 20 at 4 p.m. CT for the 14th Annual Borlaug Memorial Lecture, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush, 1996 World Food Prize Laureate.

Prior to the lecture, Emerging Leader in Plant Science Award recipient Dr. Michael Kantar will be recognized and speak briefly about his career in plant sciences. 

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Happy World Food Day! Thank farmers, share food, and rejoice!

Every October 16th we celebrate #WorldFoodDay. In addition, we Minnesotans also observe Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Day today in memoriam of our very own UMN alumnus and the Father of The Green Revolution who is attributed to having...

October 15, 2020 at 11:08 PM

Congratulations to Michael Kantar, our 2020 Emerging Leader in Plant Sciences!

The 2020 BML Planning Committee is exuberant to announce that this year's Emerging Leader in Plant Sciences (ELIPS) award goes to Dr. Michael Kantar, 2011 UMN Plant Breeding and Genetics alumnus and current Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

October 6, 2020 at 12:51 PM

The 14th Annual Borlaug Memorial Lecture Goes Virtual

Harvest season is just around the corner which means it is that exciting time to celebrate our bounty and honor the amazing, brilliant, and talented people who made it possible. Submit your nominations for The 2020 Emerging Leaders in Plant Sciences Award here! Nominations are due by September 11, 2020.

July 31, 2020 at 11:55 AM

The 2019 Lecture is back on with keynote speaker Allison O'toole!

The 2019 lecture has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 at 2:30 PM in Borlaug Hall 355 (BorH355). 

We are excited to announce that this year's keynote speaker is Allison O'toole, CEO of Second Harvest Heartland.
learn more about Allison O'toole.
Visit the Second Harvest Heartland website.

October 25, 2019 at 4:03 PM

2019 Lecture Postponed

The 2019 Borlaug Memorial Lecture originally scheduled for October 21, 2019 has been postponed to a later date. Please continue to check this website for updates and new information.

October 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM