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World Food Prize Honors APLU with Norman E. Borlaug Medallion

Norman E. Borlaug Medallion

In the past 150 years, America’s land-grant universities have revolutionized modern agriculture, making farms more productive and environmentally sustainable than at any other time in history.

This year, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the land-grant system, the World Food Prize Foundation has awarded the 76 institutions that make up the Association of Public Land Grant Universities the Borlaug Medallion. This is the highest honor available to groups who are working to improve international food security.

Dean J. Scott Angle, director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, traveled to Washington, D.C., on June 26 to accept the award on behalf of UGA and its partner land-grant institutions. Angle currently serves as the director of association’s board on agricultural assembly.

As we celebrate this accomplishment, be sure to check back for new information about the award, and the ways in which UGA and other land-grant institutions are continuing to fulfill the mission recognized by the World Food Prize Foundation in the upcoming year.