Larry Johnson, Minnesota's "Ethanol Answer Man" Dies at 76

Larry Johnson, known as the "Ethanol Answer Man" died Sunday, July 19, following a stroke. Johnson, of rural Cologne, MN, was 76.

Johnson spent nine years on the board of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and was the group’s president in 1985. He spent six years on the board of the National Corn Growers Association.

In 1985, he started a private consultant business for the ethanol industry. He promoted ethanol and traveled statewide for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. His expertise gathered in the early days of the ethanol industry earned him the moniker of "Ethanol Answer Man."

He also served on many boards and task forces, most recently as Secretary of Agricultural Utilization Research Institute.

To read Larry Johnson's obituary, click here.

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