Kansas Feed & Farm in Kansas, Oklahoma is owned by Derick and Nicole Tye. It has been a part of the Tye family for more than three decades. Submitted Photo.
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Location: Kansas, Okla.

Owners: Derick and Nicole Tye

History: Kansas Feed & Farm has been a part of the Tye family for more than three decades. In June 2022, the business was purchased by Derick and Nichole Tye from Derick’s cousins. 

“We’re fresh owners,” Nichole said. “This is where I was led to be. I worked an hour away, and this is the first business we have owned; we hated for it not to be in the family. This business is new for me, but it’s fun.”

Products: Kansas Feed & Farm offers extensive lines of feed for all livestock, including poultry and rabbits, as well as pets. 

All feed is bagged with lines from ADM; Mid America Feeds in Talala, Okla.; Big V Feeds in McAlester, Okla.; and Show Rite feeds in Oklahoma City, Okla., offered.

Other products include animal health supplies for livestock, such as vaccines and dewormers, as well as vaccines and dewormers and flea and tick preventatives for companion animals. Pet owners can find Hi-Point feeds. 

“What we sell the most of is probably our show stuff,” Nicole said. “My show people are my biggest customers. We also sell a lot of Blue and Gold sausage. We buy it from the [Kansas FFA Chapter], so they can get their money, and then we sell it here.”

Kansas Feed & Farm also offers livestock vitamins, minerals and probiotics; haying supplies; locally-sourced hay and straw; hydraulic fluid for equipment; wood pellets; wildlife feed and supplies; horseshoeing supplies; some toys; and other products. 

Derick and Nicole also support local farmers and ranchers in their community by allowing them to sell some products at the store.

“I have a farmer who brings in eggs, and I have some show people who bring in Freshies (air fresheners), just things like that,” Nichole said.

In the summer months, Kansas Feed & Farm also offers sweet corn, watermelon and cantaloupe grown at Shelly and Ross Produce in Webbers Falls, Okla.

Kansas Feed and Farm strives to bring customers what they need, including a drop-off location for a dry cleaner. 

“It’s 20, 30 miles to the nearest dry cleaner,” Nicole said. “This demographic of people like their jeans and shirts starched, so I figured it would be a good option.”

Future plans: Nicole said Kansas Feed & Farm would eventually like to offer some bulk feeds and more products inside the store.

“In the feed business, you pretty much trade dollars for dollars on feed,” Nicole said. “I try not to margin it because that’s why we’re here.”


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