Turner Polzin

Principal, Tax Director
McPherson, KS

How I help . . .

The most rewarding and fulfilling part of my job is getting the opportunity to be the CFO and COO for my clients. It is way more fun being able to help my clients make their businesses more successful than it is to file tax returns all day.

Having those strategic conversations, whether it revolves around current financial decisions, operational and long-term growth planning, or true succession and estate planning — that is what gives me joy. Afterwards, once we have a good understanding of the books, we will go ahead and file your tax returns for you as well!

“I am a reasonably aggressive agriculture advisor and CPA. Business is good and we are looking for more.”

Q&A with Turner

What does above + beyond mean to you?
It means that when I become an integral and strategic principal for my clients, I work just as hard as they do for the future success of the business.
What activity plays an important part in your life?
Camping, golf, religion and being the best husband and father I can be!
What are some of your favorite things?
I like to listen to music, and when I do, it’s usually classic rock. I enjoy golf, Polish Horseshoes, slalom skiing and cornhole.
What do you enjoy most about your work at Adams Brown?
The people, the clients and the opportunity to truly make an impact on the clients we serve.
What is your family like and what are some things you like to do together?
I’m married to my wife Anika, and we recently brought our daughter, Jules, into the world. The number one thing we like to do most as a family is go camping at the lake!

Life Outside the Office

Hobbies & Interests

  • Golf
  • Camping – I’ve camped at Lake Wilson for over 33 years and counting.
  • KU basketball

Frequented Websites

  • Commodities websites to see what the grain and cattle prices are doing
  • Stock market websites to see how the market is doing

Little Known Facts

  • I worked on a farm growing up from about age 16 well into my college years, so I have first-hand experience as to the challenges and opportunities that farmers face. I also understand the work ethic that it takes for a farm to survive. My clients can be assured that I did not lose my work ethic — I just won’t be driving the combine and feeding the cattle. Rather, I will be using that work ethic for them as their trusted CFO. When they hire me and get to know me it really is like they have another trusted farm hand.
  • I recently purchased 320 acres – about 1/3 pasture and 2/3 tillable. So once again, I will have even more first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities that face my clients and that will better equip me to help them.

My Professional History



  • Fort Hays State University
    • Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting

Work Highlights

  • Year joined Adams Brown: 2011
  • Year entered accounting: 2011


  • CPA