Paul Gieselman has been farming for more than 25 years in Louisa County raising corn, soybeans, hay, aronia berries and a cow-calf operation. He also runs his own small trucking company. He has traveled to China, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as California and around the Midwest on agriculture trade missions. He employs several conservation practices on his farm including, no-till and reduced tillage, buffer strips and terraces.
Currently Paul serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District 9 and on the Research & Business Development Committee.
Gieselman is a graduate of the I-LEAD Class 6. He has been an active leader on the Louisa County Farm Bureau Board as well as a State Voting Delegate for the national convention. He currently serves on his county ISU Extension Council being Chairman for 3 years and serving for 9, while leading the various committees within the Council. He is currently the Chair of the Iowa Association of Extension Councils working to meet the needs of the 99 county Extension Councils. They organize a legislative day on the Hill as well as several professional development events. He is an active 4-H leader for the Wamaco club as well as a state certified shooting sports instructor. Gieselman also stays active locally coaching and umpiring youth sports and volunteering wherever he can at wrestling events, track meets, soccer or for his children’s numerous school events. He also served in the past as the Beef Superintendent at the Louisa County fair.
Gieselman and his wife Sara have three children August, Benjamin and Capp.