J.W. Maupin. 78, remembers using mules to work fields and selling tobacco for 50 cents per pound. His son Mike, 56, is continuing the farming tradition, although he's always used tractors. Together they raise corn, soybeans, tobacco and beef cattle on hundreds of acres of land.
And together they have been recognized for their years of dedication as the Marion County Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Farmers.
Mike said winning the award was an honor.