Les and Diane Paulson are a husband and wife team, who operated a portable seed conditioning business for many years in Bowman, North Dakota. When they decided to expand and build a plant in 1997, they approached Dakota Western Bank for financing. Through an SBA 7(a) loan, combined with assistance from the Bank of North Dakota and the Bowman County Economic Development Corporation, Paulson Premium Seed & Conditioning was born. The plant specialized in quality grain processing for commercial use.
Les oversees management of the plant, and concentrates much of his efforts on obtaining new, quality seed with traits and characteristics which result in better production, and in turn are more marketable around the globe. He often travels with trade missions to other countries to obtain new buyers. Les also has been instrumental in introducing new pea and lentil varieties to the area. He spends considerable time researching which varieties are best suited for customers. As their... Read More