Gage Farrington works with his father Scott, not pictured, to hang tobacco leaves for curing in one of the family's barns south west of Edgerton on Thursday, Aug. 23.With an upfront investment and guidance from their father, this is the first year brothers Gage, and Reed, not pictured, are in charge of the 3 acres of tobacco on the family's farm.
This photo for me illustrates how open and friendly people can be in this area. Driving towards Edgerton, looking for a photo to publish in the next day's paper, I came across Scott Farrington driving a trailer of tobacco leaves to this barn. Without hesitation I was given the ok to photograph, and I then found myself driving down a path cut in the corn field leading to a barn where they hang some of the tobacco they grow. Definitely not what I thought I'd be doing that day when I woke up, but I was ok with that.