Clayton is a 9th generation family farmer who grew up in Indiana.
After college, he ran as far away from farming as he could and
worked as a computer programmer for a space-based telescope.
After buying his first farm share, he realized he really did want
to farm and within 18 months had quit his job and moved to Maine
to learn how to grow Organic veggies. He first farmed as MOFGA's
Farmer-in-Residence in Unity, then rented a farm in Montville
before buying his own farm in Etna.
Clayton farms with his family and helps to manage the Farmers'
Markets in Bangor and Orono. When he's not up to his elbows in
soil, he dusts off his old programming skills to work on projects
like Crop Planning
Software (for which he got a SARE grant to start) and our own
custom farm share webapp.