Farmland Boom

July 15, 2011 - 10:59 AM
In this June 22, 2011 photo, Braden Janowski walks through a watermelon field in Niles, Mich. Janowski invested in the 430 acre farm. Janowski has never planted seeds or brought in a harvest. He doesn't even own overalls. Yet, the 32-year-old software executive successfully bid $4 million for 430 acres of Michigan corn fields last summer.(AP Photo/Joe Raymond)