Bill and Jeri Jackson, owners of Tri-County Feeds, Etc. in Marshall, Virginia, were honored recently by the Goose Creek Association for their efforts in protecting the environment. Chairman Katherine Strother presented the couple with the 2012 Golden Goose Award.
Tri-County Feeds, Etc. (TCFE) is a full-service tack and feed store. In January, 2011 TCFE partnered with McCauley Feeds, a supplier, to manufacture their high quality horse feed in environmentally sound packaging. In addition, the Jacksons committed to donating a portion of proceeds from the sale of the feeds to the Goose Creek Association and the Piedmont Environmental Council.
“Often people doubt that they can make a difference—dismissing any effort as just a drop in the bucket,” said Bill Jackson, TCFE president. “We saw the bigger picture—we saw all of those drops filling the bucket. In nine months we have sold 34,643 bags of our new feed in environmentally supportive packaging—that’s one big bucket—eliminating the same number of poly-woven bags that never bio-degrade from the landfills.”
TCFE also sells reusable totes to their customers and returns a portion of those proceeds to the two conservation associations as well.
Bill and Jeri Jackson have provided a shining example of what one family business can do to help preserve the environment. Just think how many more buckets can be filled by other independent businesses following their example. Foxhunting Life is proud to be associated with Tri-County Feeds, Etc. as a retailer of our products and as a sponsor of our website.