Clayton Schott, CPA -Retired

Growing up on a grain and livestock operation in North Dakota, Clayton has gained extensive knowledge of the agriculture business through both personal and professional experience. With over 39 years of Certified Public Accountant experience assisting in the preparation of agribusiness and personal returns, Clayton continues to remain active in farming and agriculture.

Clay is married to his wife, JoAnn; with a daughter and a son, as well as a foster daughter from Guatemala and a foster daughter from Mexico. Clay and his family are members of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 39 years of public accounting experience, specializing in the area of Agribusiness and taxation
  • Worked for Don Tollefson, CPA in Moorhead, MN
  • Worked for Collin Peterson, CPA in March 1973 in Detroit Lakes, MN

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Red River Valley Estate Planning Council
  • American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants – TAX section

Designation and Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Arts, Accounting – Moorhead State College