After his 2013 graduation from TF Riggs High School, Lane Lettau enrolled at Augustana University where he earned a degree in biology. “Originally, I wanted to be in the healthcare field, but I was sick of school and didn’t want to have to do all that extra schooling,” said Lettau.
Saying that his favorite coursework was in microbiology, Lettau went to work in a Sioux City microbiology lab. “I like the discovery part of lab work, so I wanted to pursue a career in that,” said Lettau. “I was looking for something with a better schedule, and I didn’t really like the Sioux City area. This lab is close to Pierre, and I like what they have to offer and I like the schedule.” Lettau lives in Pierre as do his parents and brother.
Although the plant has been making ethanol for only the past few months, Lettau has been working on the site since February setting up the lab. “I read a lot about how ethanol plants work, and went to plants in Redfield and Rosholt to learn from them about their labs and how they operate and quality control.”
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