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.
Glenn W. Burton
|Born||May 5, 1910|
Clatonia, Gage County, Nebraska
|Died||November 22, 2005 (aged 95)|
|Alma mater||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Awards|| President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service (1981)|
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."