Clayton Camp didn’t plan on leading a multi-store dealership group. As a crop science major at Cal-Poly, he expected to spend his career on the family farm.

But when cotton prices tanked, the family gave up some leased ground that was no longer profitable, changing management needs. Clayton, who was in his mid-20s at the time, was given a choice by his father, Don, who owned the local John Deere dealership. A store manager was leaving its Buttonwillow store, and Clayton was asked if he wanted to consider a move off the farm and into the dealership.

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