Clayton Robinson, of Center, received the second place Missouri FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency Award at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention.

Clayton Robinson, of Center, received the second place Missouri FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency Award at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention.

Robinson, a graduate of Mark Twain High School, is the son of John and Lori Robinson. He is a member of the Mark Twain FFA Chapter. His advisors are Joe Dameron and Sarah Ray.

Robinson’s supervised agricultural experience program comprises a partnership with his father growing soybeans on the family farm. His responsibilities include transporting equipment, analyzing soil conditions, planting and harvesting crops, preparing seed beds, implementing a pest management plan and overseeing other employees.

As an FFA member, Robinson attended Washington Leadership Conference, Area Officer Institute, state and national FFA convention, HYPE (Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence) Academy, LEAD (Learn, Educate, Advance, Develop) Conference and the MU Trap Academy. He also participated in the agronomy, poultry evaluation and extemporaneous speaking career development events.

In addition to FFA, Robinson was involved with 4-H, National Honor Society and Young Farmers. At the University of Missouri, he is involved with agribusiness club and Alpha Gamma Rho. He was recently named one of Omnicron Delta Kappa’s Distinguished 14 Freshman.

Robinson is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri-Columbia. Robinson plans to enter a career in agriculture sales and management.