Glenn W. Burton
|Glenn W. Burton|
Pearl millet, Tifton
May 5, 1910|
Clatonia, Gage County, Nebraska
November 22, 2005 95) (aged|
University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
Glenn W. Burton (May 5, 1910 near Clatonia, Gage County, Nebraska – November 22, 2005 Tifton, Georgia) was an American agricultural scientist notable for his pioneering work in plant breeding, development of pearl millet in 1956 and for other contributions that helped increase world food production.
Burton received the National Medal of Science from President Ronald Reagan: "For outstanding contributions to the biological sciences that have helped to feed the hungry, protect and beautify the environment, and provide recreation for millions."
Burton was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and chair of the Agronomic Science Foundation.
- 1949 - American Society of Agronomy Stevenson Award
- 1949 - Fellow, American Society of Agronomy
- 1955 - Honorary D.Sc. degree from Rutgers University
- 1962 - Honorary D.Sc. degree from University of Nebraska
- 1968 - Agricultural Institute of Canada Recognition Award
- 1973 - DuPont Foundation Medal for Distinguished Service to Man
- 1975 - Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
- 1979 - DeKalb Crop Science Distinguished Career Award
- 1980 - USDA Distinguished Service Award
- 1980 - Southern Turfgrass Association Honorary Member Award
- 1981 - President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service
- 1982 - University of Nebraska Alumni Achievement Award
- 1982 - University of Nebraska Master Alumni Award
- 1982 - National Medal of Science, presented by President Reagan
- 1984 - Elected into University of Georgia Agricultural Alumni Hall of Fame
- 1985 - Fellow, Crop Science Society of America
- 1988 - The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award
- 1988 - Honorary membership in the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
- 1994 - Inducted into Georgia Turfgrass Hall of Fame
- 1995 - Inducted into Georgia Golf Hall of Fame
- 1997 - Inducted into Georgia Cattlemen’s Hall of Fame
- 1997 - Crop Science Society of America Presidential Award
- Hallauer, Arnel R. Glenn Willard Burton. National Academy of Sciences: National Academies Press. 91:93.
- Dr. Glenn W. Burton, pioneer in plant breeding Michigan State University.
- Kral, E. A. Glenn W. Burton: Agronomist thought to have saved millions from starvation.
- Werden, Lincoln A. (January 30, 1965).Greenskeepers Urged to Obtain Water Supply on Golf Property. New York Times Section: Food Fashions Family Furnishings. p. 3.
- Glenn W. Burton. The President's National Medal of Science.