"Mechanization changed a lot of it. You know, it used to be that in the 30s and 40s we were still cutting wheat and oats in bundles and hauling it to a threshing machine. The combines Our first combine, I was we stood outside [in an open cab] in the dirt and combined. Now, you get into a combine today, it's mechanized. You'd think you were flying an airplane. It can tell you everything."