Houff’s Feed & Fertilizer is a family business that began on a production dairy farm north of Weyers Cave, Virginia in the mid 1970’s. After purchasing equipment to meet the farm’s fertilizer application needs, the Houffs quickly found an opportunity to provide this service to other area farms. Over time, the business grew in both size and scope as other services were added. In the three decades since the company was incorporated, Houff’s Feed & Fertilizer has expanded to include complete agronomic sales and services to valley farms. Today, the business offers comprehensive sales and application of fertilizers and crop protection chemicals, sales and distribution of all major seed brands, nutrient management and precision agriculture services, and full-service land application of biosolids.
Houff’s currently has approximately 40 employees, sharing its site in Weyers Cave with two sister companies that were both sprung from the original business. Together, the businesses are administrated by Railside Enterprises, the parent company, with a total of 110 employees and 21 million in annual sales. A good management relationship among these three companies allows us to share labor and resources as necessary to quickly ramp up and provide capable response to large, one-time projects or to begin new contracts that expand our scope of work. As an ESOP company that is 25% employee-owned, management and employees alike share our commitment to quality service.