Marc, a Midwest native, grew up in Creston, a southern Iowa town rich in agricultural history. Being active in 4-H throughout his youth positioned himself for a bright future in agriculture. After graduation, he attended Iowa State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Marc began his professional career at a large horse training facility in Texas, as a Breeding Manager.
In 2005, he accepted a position at Augusta Co-op as the Fairfield Store Manager. Four years later, Marc joined the agronomy sales team as a Regional Sales Representative. Currently, Marc maintains several agronomy certifications including, Virginia Certified Nutrient Management Planner, Certified Crop Advisor and Virginia/West Virginia Professional Pesticide Applicator. These certifications and industry knowledge allow Marc to perform many tasks in his role, including crop scouting, solution recommendations, variety selection, crop planning and much more.
Marc and his wife Nikki, currently reside outside of Staunton on their beef cattle operation. Their daughter Quincy, keeps them busy showing cattle, riding horses and dancing throughout the year. In Marc’s spare time he enjoys hunting deer and waterfowl.
To visit with Marc about any agronomic needs, contact him at MClayton@AugustaCoop.com or (540) 294-5179.