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Laurie Isley

U.S. Soybean Farmer
Michigan

Third generation farmer Laurie Isley is the owner of Sunrise Farms, Inc. in Palmyra, Michigan. Laurie and her husband James farm 1,000 acres of corn and soybeans. She received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Agriculture and Natural Resources and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. Laurie was active in 4-H, FFA, and Michigan Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee for six years. She currently serves as the MSPC and Lenawee County Farm Bureau president and is also a program area representative for outreach, resources and administration.

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Sustainable Practices Making a Difference in Michigan Fields

Laurie IsleyJul 8, 2021

We are enjoying a break from work now that the crops are planted and we’ve done what we can to provide an environment for them…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Wrapping up Michigan Planting Season

Laurie IsleyJun 4, 2021

We finished planting soybeans in mid-May, and we terminated all our cover crops prior to crop emergence. Corn planting was completed on May 24. It…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Planting Soybeans in Michigan

Laurie IsleyMay 10, 2021

We are in full planting mode! We often have limited good days to plant our soybeans and corn, due to spring storms. That means when…

Family farms

Ground Work 2021: Spring Preparation and Sustainability in Michigan

Laurie IsleyApr 8, 2021

The unseasonably warm, dry March in our area of Michigan, in the eastern United States midwest, has us anxious to start planting, but it still…

Animal utilization

Filipino Customers Prefer U.S. Soy, Says Michigan Farmer

Laurie IsleyMay 9, 2019

Michigan farmer Laurie Isley was excited to see how U.S. Soy was being used in the Philippines during her March 2019 visit. In this video,…