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Borlaug Barn

Borlaug Barn, 20399 Timber Avenue, Cresco, (Howard County) – About 1 mile south of Lourdes, on US 63, turn east onto 200th Street. Turn south onto Timber Avenue.

The 1915 barn is located on his grandparent’s farm where Norman Borlaug was born on March 25, 1914.  The gable roof-style barn housed their dairy operation and space for their draft horses and young stock.  The upper loft area was used for storage of loose hay for feeding the livestock. Norman spent his first eight years helping with the barn chores at the site. The barn size is 26 feet by 60 feet. More information at

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