Josh Marek performs an operational check of a sprayer before heading to a local farm in Wharton County, TX on Jun. 20, 2013. Marek is a new small farm owner with 700 acres of corn and cotton that he started in 2007. Marek has been working on the farm since he was 15 and supports his wife Terry and 1-year old son. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.