Company History

99 Years and Counting

The Original Farmers Grain Co.

In 1920, Naylor Seed Company (NSC), then Farmers Grain Company, was founded by Ray Naylor, a depot agent for the Milwaukee Railway. Ray saw an opportunity to produce quality seed products while maintaining his relationships with farmers across the Midwest, and so Farmers Grain Company was born.

Jerry and David Naylor

Ray sought to build a company based on integrity, strong Midwestern values and dealer relationships, and he passed this company philosophy on to the next generation in Jerry J. Naylor.

Jerry took the helm in 1948 when the company name was officially changed to Naylor Seed Company. Jerry helped revolutionize the seed industry through exceptional customer service, unsurpassed delivery schedules and methods, and innovative blend breeding. Jerry passed away in 2017, and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and loyal customers.

The family-owned and operated company is now led by company President, David J. Naylor, NSC’s third generation owner. David strives to evolve the seed business with the changing needs of his customers so they may both stay ahead of the curve and lead the way in quality seed products.

Trophy Seed, NSC’s Cornerstone Seed

NSC is a national retail and wholesale distributor of seed and related products, with an extensive dealer network throughout the Midwest. Key products include: hybrid alfalfa, forage grasses, clovers, seed corn, soybeans, branded Multioats, turf grasses, native grasses, and a lineup of many specialty grains, grasses and other products.

NSC is also the seed source for landscapers, lawn care companies, golf courses and ball parks, delivering turf seed products, including: specific varieties of Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrasses, fescues and turf blends.

For more information on these products or to speak directly with your seed representative, Contact Us.



Naylor Bag and Supply

In 2010 NSC formed a bag and supply company to supplement current product offerings. For more information about our partner company, please visit the Naylor Bag and Supply website. Naylor Bag and Supply is an Iowa-based manufacturer and distributor of industrial bags and agricultural bags available in polypropylene (WPP), polyethylene, burlap, paper and more. Sandbags, new and reconditioned bulk bags, burlap, cloth and mesh bags are also available. Please Contact Naylor Bag & Supply for more information.