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Minnesota Roots of the Green Revolution: A Legacy of Greatness

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What: Exhibit
When: Tuesday, July 26 - Friday, October 21, 2011
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library Gallery
Free and open to the public

If Norman Borlaug was the father of the Green Revolution, its grandfather was E.C. Stakman of the University of Minnesota's Plant Pathology Department, which was created in 1907 to combat the devastating cycles of crop-destroying wheat stem rust that periodically threatened the state's economy. Plant Pathology became the premier program of its kind, attracting generations of brilliant young scientists whose work saved millions from starvation worldwide. This exhibit will showcase the rare and unique agriculture records from the University Archives' Green Revolution collections, including the Borlaug and Stakman papers.

Join us for an exhibit reception on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.