Jim Isermann is a field manager for the Soil Health Partnership covering northern Illinois and Wisconsin. He enjoys providing technical assistance to SHP farmers in his region, based largely on his own experiments with soil health and conservation practices on his own LaSalle County, Illinois family farm.
Jim graduated from the University of Illinois in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Crop Sciences, and returned home to work on the family farm with his father. He currently has an 85-head cow-calf operation. The farm includes 900 acres in Livingston and LaSalle Counties, with 120 of those acres in permanent forage; the rest grow a corn-soybean-wheat rotation.
Previously, Jim has worked as a seed dealer, specializing in forages and cover crops. He worked directly with area farmers, providing them advice on cover crops and aerial applications.
Jim, his wife, and their three children live on the family farm near Streator, Illinois.