October 24, 2022

When Dr. Elsa Murano first met Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize-winning agronomist and Texas A&M faculty member asked her a simple question: “What do you do here that helps people?”

“The wheel of life revolves around every aspect of agriculture,” Murano concluded. “It’s the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the wood for the homes we live in. We’re continuing to encourage our students to pursue degrees in agriculture because it is the basic tenant of the land-grant university system. Dr. Borlaug was very much a land-grant enthusiast because it’s the land that provides everything for life. And he always said that you must address hunger and poverty if you ever expect to have peace. Peace, he said, cannot happen on empty stomachs.”

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