The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Norman E. Borlaug
Distinguished Professor of International Agriculture
Texas A&M University
College Station,Texas USA
"For his success in breeding semi-dwarf, disease-resistant high-yield wheat and instructing farmers in its cultivation under harsh growing conditions, thus providing a new high-quality food source for millions of people around the world."
Presented by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony on February 13, 2006.