Turf farming is very big in southeast Rhode Island. A farmer can earn 10 times as much money growing turf for golf courses than s/he can earn growing potatoes. I think that estimate sounds high, but that is what the locals say. I told them to grow marijuana. Or poppies. And load up the back of my little red Janet Reno truck! Just as a performance art thing. Don't worry, I don't take drugs. Or sell them. I just support your right to grow them. And put them in my truck.
There is something very cold and unromantic about a turf farm. I just can't imagine Willie Nelson and Neil Young singing concerts to raise money for the poor turf farmers. Even if they are poor! I'd be like "Well if you're hungry grow some potatoes!"