Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home and Birthplace Farms


19518 200th Street
Cresco, IA 52136
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Phone: 563-547-3434

Visit the farm sites of the “Father of the Green Revolution,” Dr. Norman E Borlaug. Walk in the footsteps of a young boy learning lessons that would lead to the revolutionary changes he engineered around the world through his innovative approaches to agriculture. Experience Dr. Borlaug’s humble beginnings, including his bedroom in an era of time gone by. Learn his inspirational story by guided or self-guided tours of his one-room schoolhouse, farm buildings, and fields; and about his scientific and humanitarian work that resulted in saving billions of lives.


Apr-Oct by Appointment.


Free will donation.