Paul Stoddard

Lead Facilitator

Paul Stoddard is a Lecturer in Agribusiness in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He teaches courses in Agricultural Marketing, Food and Agribusiness Management, Personal Financial Planning, and Farm Management. Almost 6,000 students have enrolled in Paul’s courses since 2001. He has been received numerous teaching awards and has been recognized for 31 consecutive semesters on the U of I’s List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by students.

Paul joined the University of Illinois fulltime in 2012 following a 30-year career in agricultural real estate, commodity trading, farm management, and agricultural lending. He spent 14 years with Farm Credit Illinois, most recently serving as Chief Appraiser.

In addition to his academic duties, Paul provides Hedging & Options Training and Leadership Coaching within the Farm Credit System. He also operates a fee appraisal and brokerage business specializing in agricultural real estate.

Paul is a resident of Monticello, Illinois where he grew up on the family farm. He serves as both Lead Facilitator with the LeaderShape national leadership program and Mentor for the Illinois Leadership Center.