Above and beyond Kern Machinery, the Camp family operates an engine distribution business and a third-generation farm in kern County. Clayton Camp, president of Kern Machinery of Bakersfield, Calif., talks about how the dealership has gained insights on the ag equipment market in the area through his brother, Edwin, who operates D.M. Camp & Sons, the farm.


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Clayton Camp

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Years with Organization: 31. Joined as store manager at Buttonwillow location after initially working in the family’s farming operation.

Role: “The most important thing is to represent the customers, employees and the owners, and doing what’s best for all on a daily basis. If you can explain something simply in a way that makes sense for the best interests of all three, you have a chance of success. If I can’t explain it in plain terms, maybe it’s not a good position.”

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