Turns out her family used to farm extensively near Hughton, KS but all of them decided to quit farming and rent out the land to keep in in the family. I asked the daughter who is deaf like me why the family quit. Her words were: The chemicals that you spray on crops were getting too expensive and gas was also expensive. She also said that you had to kind of keep up to date on the farm equipment since they were getting more and more expensive to own and operate so they basically did an auction and paid off the farm with the equipment that they sold plus paid off the equipment itself as well. I asked her why didn't they go organic...she said that the land was so big that it would be hard to make the crops be completely organic without losing it to pests/bugs....is that a correct assement to make? I was stratching my head at that line of thought...they used to have cattle as well..the daughter was the last one to own cattle but she sold out as well. She didn't explain why.