If you’ve ever traveled thru the Lone Star State, you’ve probably run into someone wearing a Lone Star Feed & Fertilizer hat. This 4th generation family-owned feed and fertilizer company, based in Nacogdoches, Texas, is arguably more famous for their hats than the great feed products they’ve been producing for the last 90 years. And it just so happens, in my great little world, I go to work every day to sell their feed AND their hats. The demand for hats has grown quite over-whelming, and texting pictures of random hats to people from Oregon to Rhode Island was getting a bit difficult. So, problem-solver that I am (cue laughter), I decided to add them on here. Easy peasy chicken squeezy.
So, if you’re looking for a great new lid, a perfect gift for the guy or gal that has everything, get’em a cap. Because they’re cool. And shipping is included. And you’re supporting local, small business. And that is just awesome. Click here to see what is in stock.
How it all began……
The Lone Star story began in the 1930’s with one man, Mr. M. S. Wright, who knew Texas farmers needed better access to bulk fertilizer. This was a problem he knew how to solve. So with 10,000 dollars in his pocket and a logo his son designed on a napkin, Lone Star Feed & Fertilizer was born.
The business grew and was thriving when World War II shook the world. All four of Mr. Wright’s sons, along with 45 other men working at the company, suited up and went to war. This was his statement of anticipation of normality at the conclusion of the conflict.
“On behalf of these men faithfully serving their country, it is their undying wish and ours, that they may soon return and again produce the normal products of peace-time industry that a free people are entitled to enjoy. Those of us who are still here – will make every effort to produce for you as many of the various mixed feeds, fertilizers, and the Lone Star Brand quality products as war time conditions will permit.” – M.S. Wright, President
I like him.
In 1958, after starting, then leading the company for nearly 30 years, Mr. W.S. Wright gave the reins of the company over to his son, Steele Wright. The same son who came with the logo on a napkin all those years ago. (I get a kick out of that name. Steele Wright. Still Right. Just me? Sorry.)
In the 1970’s , as the company continue to grow, they expanded into pet foods and opened a state-of-the-art retail store there in Nacogdoches. Did I mention Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas? Fun Fact.
By the 1980’s Lone Star, or TFP (Texas Farm Products) employed more than 520 people and began foreign exports to Japan and Belize. Quite the accomplishment for one fellow with a dream.
Lone Star/TFP remains to this day, a Texas staple and producer /provider of quality feed, pet foods and fertilizers.
You can check out the whole story on their website.
That’s all I know for today. So if you’re ever in Jacksonville, Texas and you need cattle cubes or deer protein or a cool new cap, drop by and see me!