Decatur Farmer Appointed to State Soybean Promotion Committee

A Decatur farmer who also serves as an agricultural research contractor is one of two new appointments by Gov. Whitmer to the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee.

Dan B. Rajzer, of Decatur, is both an agricultural research contractor and the owner of Dan Rajzer Farms. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Crops and Soil Sciences from Michigan State University. Rajzer is appointed by the governor to represent District 1 growers for a term commencing September 25, 2020 and expiring September 23, 2023. He succeeds Sarah Peterson whose term expired September 23, 2020.

Also re-appointed by the governor is Laurie J. Isley, of Palmyra, a co-owner of Sunrise Farms, Inc., a family farm where they grow soybeans and corn. She is also a tutor coordinator for Adrian College Academic Services and holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. Mrs. Isley is reappointed to represent District 3 growers for a term commencing September 25, 2020 and expiring September 23, 2023.

The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee develops procedures relating to the soybean marketing program and recommends amendments to the marketing program. The Committee prepares the estimated budget required for the proper operation of the marketing program, develops methods for collecting and auditing the assessments, and collects and assembles information and data necessary for proper administration of the marketing program.

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Both appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Michigan Senate.