Thursday, July 31, 2014
George Washington Carver
We finally got home last night from our vacation. Somehow it seemed longer than seven days. One of our last stops was at the George Washington Carver National Historic Monument. Carver and Norman Bourlaug are the only agronomists that I know who have a statue. It is interesting to note that both of them were inspired by the desire to help feed poor people. The National Park Service puts a good deal of emphasis on Carver's philosophy. He was certainly a thinker beyond most of us. Besides being an agronomist he was a food scientist and biochemist as well. It was an inspiration to see what can come of humble beginnings.