Into the Weeds, Season 2, Episode 2: Paul Dietmann - Compeer Financial

Paul Dietmann isn’t your average ag lender. Besides attending the MOSES organic farming conference for 25 years running, he’s had a fascinating and incredibly varied career: 11 years as a county ag agent, 5 years as director of the Wisconsin Farm Center, wrote a popular book on farm financial management, even served as Wisconsin’s Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. These days Paul is a Senior Lending Officer in the Mission Financing group at Compeer Financial, a member-owned rural lending cooperative and Farm Credit System Institution serving Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Today we talk about Fearless Farm Finances, the economics of transition, and how to set yourself up for success when going organic.