Overview & Bio InformationPaul is a Senior Lending Officer of Mission Financing at Compeer Financial. He and his wife Julie live in Prairie du Sac, WI with their daughter and two sons. His primary role at Compeer is to provide loans and other assistance to emerging market farmers in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. He spent 11 years as county agriculture agent and department head with UW-Extension in Sauk County, WI, and served 5 year as Director of the Bureau of Farm and Rural Services at the WI Department of Agriculture. Paul received his Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Campaign, and his Master’s degree in continuing and vocational education from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Paul has written many articles and taught hundreds of workshops on topics related to farm management. He is co-author of the book Fearless Farm Finances: Farm Financial Management Demystified. He is a member of many prestigious organizations including the Farm Financial Standards Council, UW-Madison School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers Advisory Committee, and President of the Sauk-Prairie Police Commission. Paul also has a small farm that he is bringing back into pasture production. His hobbies include gardening, beekeeping, cooking, reading and fishing.