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Clayton Light

Director of Conservation Ag and Farm Operations

About Clayton

Clayton Light works as the Director of Conservation Agriculture and Farm Operations for Missouri Soybeans. Clayton keeps up to date on the latest conservation topics impacting soybean farmers and works with other organizations to ensure farmers benefit from conservation efforts. He also manages the Bay Farm Research Facility to ensure that MSA and MSMC have a place for research and demonstration for soybean farmers.   

Clayton’s favorite part about his position is seeing results – from planting cover crops to solving erosion issues and presenting on conservation practices. He works in a field that is consistently providing results to him and the farmers.  

Clayton is a graduate of Missouri State University with a degree in wildlife management and conservation and a minor in agronomy. He and his wife, Cindy, live in Freeburg, Missouri, with their two sons, Calvin and Cade. Clayton grew up enjoying the outdoors and helping on his grandpa’s cattle operations. He previously worked as a wildlife management biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. In his free time, Clayton enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors. 


Freeburg, MO