Farley Farm Supply
was established in 1977 by Lawrence and Bernice
Farley. The business was purchased from Boss and
Marie Johnson, who had operated it for over 20
years. It was primarily a peanut buying point,
which sold peanut seed, dry fertilizer, and chemicals.
The Farleys wanted a full service farm
supply, including feed, all types of field and garden
seed, vet supplies, lawn and garden supplies, and
custom application of fertilizer.
and Jim Farley joined the business in 1977.
Danny is currently the pastor of Shady Acres Baptist
Church in Houston. Lawrence and Bernice are
retired. Jim has been the owner of Farley Farm
Supply since 1989.
fertilizer blend facility was added in the late
1980’s. Liquid fertilizer was offered in 1992.
drastically since the inception of the business.
Nobody knew what GPS was in 1977. Foam markers
were not even available on custom application
equipment. It is much easier to do a good job of
spreading fertilizer today, than it was when the
business opened. It goes without saying that
equipment costs, and all other costs have increased
dramatically over the years.
The goals have not changed.
Honesty and integrity are first and foremost.
Service that keeps the interest of the customer at
heart is extremely important. Dedicated
employees, who share the goals of the Farlelys, are
critical for any success the business has
enjoyed. An adequate inventory of products that
fits the customer’s needs is essential.
seasonal business, it is also important to make a lot
of things happen in a short period of time, in the
spring. None of these goals mean anything unless
a repeat customer is making money to keep purchasing
goods and services.
were the primary crop for this business and the
service area until the early 1990’s. Beef and
dairy cattle, pecans, and Bermuda grass for hay and
grazing, have, by in large, replaced the peanuts
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