LFSCO Family Legacy: Timeline
Luther and Charles Delaney began growing and selling alfalfa hay with their father, T.R. Delaney.
WWI Veteran, Luther began as the first Louisiana Nursery State Forester at Alexander State Forest.
Governor Earl K. Long wrote to Luther Delaney thanking him for helping to oversee the planting of over 100 million tree seedlings.
Luther developed a new method of extracting pine seed using a rotary wine basket.
Luther retired from State Forestry Commission.
Derwood Delaney returned from post-WWII service in Germany to begin his career in seed processing with American Forest Seed Company.
With American Seed Company being sold to corporate buyers, Derwood frustrated with lack of attention to seed care goes out on a limb. Taking a $250,000 loan he set out on his American Dream to begin building Louisiana Forest Seed Company by hand with his four boys.
All hands on deck with Derwood persuading his four boys and family members to pitch in with his new founded company.
Derwoods dream becomes a reality with his first shipments.
John and Gary Delaney
John and Gary become partners with Derwood to expand LFSCO
LFSCO expands its growing business by adding over 30,000 sq. ft and 4 coolers to meet the high demands of their seed.
John invents machines to boost yellow popular seed germination from 10% to 85%+ and Cypress seed from 40% to 85%+
Delaney's are featured as the cover company for FORESTS & PEOPLE magazine for their success in the Tree Seed Business
LFSCO expands to over 200 tree seed species
John Delaney opens Oakwold Farms providing over 50 wholesale nursery trees and shrubs.