Calvin and Debbie Smith have lived,  worked and raised their family right here in the Hemet / San Jacinto  Valley. Both were members of the San Jacinto High School FFA program, have strong agricultural ties to the valley and are active members of  the community.

In 2000, after successfully operating the Wholesale Hay Co. for several years, they opened C. L. Smith Hay & Grain in San Jacinto on the corner of  Ramona Expy and Lyon Ave. and have strived to provide the community quality feed and supplies with a friendly smile. After a devastating windstorm in the fall of 2007 damaged the landmark feed store beyond repair, the store was temporarily closed. In the summer of 2010, C. L. Smith Hay & Grain was reopened, in a smaller capacity, at the same location.
The Smiths'  have maintained a family friendly atmosphere in the store by hiring and  training knowledgeable staff, promoting strong customer service skills  and stocking quality products at reasonable prices.