Tony Clayton, President of Clayton Agri-Marketing, Inc. has been involved in the international marketing of livestock genetics and agricultural products for over 30 years in many different capacities both in the private and government sectors.
Tony was raised on a diversified crop and livestock farm near Stockton, Missouri. Tony attended State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri where he obtained an Associates of Science Degree in Agri-Business and he also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. Tony has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from State Fair Community College and Distinguished Alumni Award from the Central Missouri State University Agriculture Department.
Before starting his own company, Tony was employed by an Illinois based livestock exporting firm as director of market development. From 1987 through March 1992, Tony was employed by the Missouri Department of Agriculture as Coordinator of the International Marketing Program. Tony was responsible for the promotion of Missouri’s livestock genetic industry to potential buyers around the world.
In 2002, Clayton Agri-Marketing, Inc. received the Agriculture Exporter of the Year Award from the State of Missouri. In 2013, Tony and CAMI was received the Exporter of the Year Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration for Region VII.
Clayton Agri-Marketing, Inc. (CAMI) is one of the largest export companies in the United States that deal in the live animal trade exported beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, horses, sheep, swine and agricultural equipment to 55 different countries. Tony is also involved in leadership of the genetic export industry and has served as President of the U.S. Livestock Exporters Association and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc. and still is a member of the board. He is also serving his second appointment to the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Animal Products Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (AAP/ATAC).
Tony lives in Jefferson City, Missouri with his wife Evann and they have three children and two grandchildren.