An Iowa State University scientist has been honored for outstanding achievements in cereals and oilseed research. Larry Johnson, a professor of food science and human nutrition, received the 2010 Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds Award of Excellence at the Feb. 3 annual meeting of the NC-213 Multistate Research Program in Marketing and Delivery of Quality Grains and Bioprocess Co-products in Kansas City.
The award recognizes individuals or teams that have made superior contributions to science or education related to cereals and oilseeds. The NC-213 program involves engineers, scientists and economists from leading land-grant universities and government research centers. It conducts research to create and disseminate technical knowledge needed to manage quality food safety and biosecurity efficiently in world grain markets.
Johnson is also director of ISU's new BioCentury Research Farm
Johnson was selected for his significant contributions in research, outreach and technology transfer, as well as leadership and professional service related to cereals and oilseeds. He is internationally recognized for research and technology development of new value-added products from corn and soybeans. For more than 20 years, he has led ISU's Center for Crops Utilization Research, which develops or improves commercial and industrial uses for corn and soybeans. He also is director of ISU's BioCentury Research Farm, the first fully integrated biomass production farm and processing facility located west of Ames.
The Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds Award of Excellence is funded by The Andersons, Inc., a diversified company with interests in the grain, ethanol and plant nutrient sectors of U.S. agriculture, as well as in railcar leasing and repair, turf products production and general merchandise retailing.