Restoration & Preservation
One of the primary goals of the NBHF is to care for the farm where Norm grew up and for the elementary school he attended as a boy. We could not do this without the help of our many volunteers!
Starting in 2007 a group of retired GE employees dedicated a week of their time each summer to help renovate the Borlaug property. They not only worked extremely hard during that week, they covered all their own expenses, a truly selfless act. Their deeds are the perfect tribute to an altruistic giant like Norman Borlaug. As with Dr. Borlaug they sought nothing for themselves, they just wanted things to be better than they were before they arrived. Learn More
Boyhood Farm Restoration
Birthplace and New Oregon School
Many local volunteers have donated time and materials to preserve the Birthplace Home, New Oregon School #8, Boyhood Home, and Outbuildings. Extensive landscaping and ongoing property improvements have also taken place. The next goal of the NBHF is to restore the 1915 barn to its original condition.