Essay Contest

Apply for the Agriculture in a Growing World Grant and Essay Contest

We are proud to have the support from Nutrients for Life Foundation for The Agriculture in a Growing World grant and essay contest. The story of Norman Borlaug and his place in our history should never be forgotten. Through this essay contest, students will gain an appreciation of one man’s extraordinary vision and his impact on generations – all through modern farming practices. In Borlaug’s eyes, fertilizer was a key component to staving off starvation, and Nutrients for Life carries this message forward on a daily basis.

Grant Information

Eligibility: The grant is open to any school/teacher willing to participate in The Man Who Fed the World curriculum and submit completed essays. Teachers who have previously received the grant are not eligible to apply; however, a different teacher at a school that has received the grant is eligible.


This application cycle has closed.

Grant Award: If you are selected to receive a grant you/your school will receive the following.

  1. 20 copies of The Man Who Fed the World by Leon Hesser for your classroom or school library.
  2. Ready to use curriculum series made up of five lessons containing collaborative and self-directed modules.

Essay Contest Information

Eligibility: The essay contest is open to any school that uses The Man Who Fed the World curriculum. This includes schools that have received the grant this year or a previous year, as well as schools who wish to purchase The Man Who Fed the World resources.


  1. For essay contest details and entry form, click here.
  2. Essays will be due April 1st.
  3. Essay winners will be announced in August.

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