Continuing a Legacy
Homestead Cotton Co. has been farming since 1920- that's over 90 years of being stewards of the land. It all started three generations ago when our family wanted to start a new life and bought the homestead. Here we are, almost a century later, continuing our family's legacy. We've expanded the farm from purely crop growing to product production, and we're excited to continue innovating the cotton business.
Meet Our Team
Doug Hlavaty- Co Owner of Hlavaty Farms
Doug was born and raised in the cotton fields of West Texas, and he is certainly dedicated to his work. From the hot dry summer days to the windy and cold harvest season, Doug is committed to his job of providing the world with high quality cotton. Beyond farming, Doug loves spending time with his two grandchildren, volunteering with his church, and watching college football.
Valerie Hlavaty- Customer Relations
Valerie Hlavaty has always had a love for marketing and fashion and for the family farm. Homestead Cotton Co. is the perfect combination of both of these passions. Valerie is a university instructor and specializes in marketing. She is utilizing her connections throughout the community to spread the word about HCC. Outside of the classroom Valerie loves spending time with her family, sewing, and water skiing.
Brint Hlavaty- Sales
Ask anyone who knows Brint, and they'll say he's always had an entrepreneurial spirit. At Homestead he's in charge of finding new buyers of our products and also creating new partnering opportunities for the business. Beyond Homestead, Brint is a pilot and also loves to snowboard and travel the globe.
Shay Hlavaty- Sustainability Initiatives, Marketing Director
With a BS in natural resource management and a MA in Environmental Management and Communications, Shay strives to keep Homestead Cotton Co. as sustainable as possible. Additionally, she's in charge of web design, advertising, and communications for HCC. In her free time she loves to ride her road bike, hike with her dog, Rosie, and sew.