Clayton “Clay” S. Smith

Mr. Smith is a contract poultry grower for Sanderson Farms, and he performs safety and risk management consulting work for several public firms. He currently serves as President of Circle S Farms, LLC and operates six broiler houses capable of producing approximately 1.2 million birds each year. He was born in Dallas, Texas and currently resides in the Mineola, Texas area in Wood County. Mr. Smith is a fifth-generation farmer who grew up on a farm that produced sweet potatoes and watermelons. He graduated from Quitman High School and received a BA degree in Business Administration/Management from Texas A & M University at Commerce. Mr. Smith was elected to the board in 2020.