Paul lives in Grundy County with his wife Donna, where they farm corn and soybeans. They have a son, Stephen, and two granddaughters.
Paul attended high school in Dakota, Illinois. Paul and Donna both graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren as well as traveling.
Paul and Donna are very passionate about agriculture and love to speak with others and share what a wonderful and positive industry agriculture is. They host many international families each year that come out to their farm and get to learn about the importance of agriculture. When time permits, they return visits internationally to those who they have hosted at their farm in the past years. Paul and Donna are also hosts for the Chicago Field Moms program where they very much enjoy visiting and teaching the moms as well as answering their questions. Due to being in the Chicagoland area, they get to host booths at various events where they spend time recruiting new field moms in hopes of continuing to share the power and importance of agriculture to many more.