Meet the Presenter: Lynn Paulson
Meet the Presenter: Lynn Paulson, Senior Vice President and Director of Agribusiness Development, Bell Bank
Lynn Paulson, senior vice president and director of agribusiness development for Bell Bank, will be presenting at the 2022 ICBSD Black Hills Retreat! Lynn’s presentation “Be Prepared, Keep Vigilant, Stay Focused” will focus on agriculture’s economic cycles and what is to come.
Presentation Synopsis: Be Prepared, Keep Vigilant, Stay Focused
Probably the most overused word in the English language in the past couple of years has been “unprecedented”. That certainly applies to agriculture as well. One wonders, how many “once in a lifetime” events you can experience in one lifetime. We’ll try to sort out the wheat from the chaff – what’s important and what’s just noise. It seems that agriculture’s economic cycles are getting more compressed with higher peaks and deeper valleys. We’ll talk about what producers and their lenders might want to be doing now in this recent era of prosperity many have been experiencing to get ready for the next downturn and the opportunities that may arise.
Meet Lynn Paulson
Lynn Paulson is senior vice president and director of agribusiness development for Bell Bank. He often speaks to financial, commodity and other farm groups on agricultural lending and finance, the global economy and the ag economy. He has audiences fully engaged as he discusses timely issues like the difficulties farmers, lenders and others face in the aftermath of super-cycle prosperity.
Financing farm operations and businesses for more than 35 years and having owned and operated a family farm in Benson County, N.D., have given Paulson a unique perspective on the agricultural sector’s challenges and opportunities. Additionally, he works with and assists a number of correspondent banking partners and agricultural operations and businesses across several Midwestern states.
Dr. David Kohl, an author and nationally known speaker on the economics of farming and agribusiness, endorses Lynn as an agricultural speaker.
“Lynn Paulson is an experienced banking practitioner who can relate to a wide range of audiences, including agricultural lenders, producers and agribusiness owners, in a practical manner,” Kohl says. “Lynn is an articulate speaker who is very appropriate for the challenging and changing times.”
Paulson’s experience in banking and financial operations includes starting a new bank and later merging four banks and three holding companies into one company that grew to $600 million before he joined Bell Bank. He also writes a quarterly publication on agricultural issues called AgViews.
Paulson is a past member of the American Bankers Association Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committee and other financial board.