Farm towns acquire certain legends, in turn farm towns become equipped with characters who are themselves legendary. Every town has its famous hunter, famous fisherman, famous snow plow driver, famous barn, famous wet spot, famous spot of asparagus. By the way, there is no asparagus on my road.
This is yet to delve into the intricacies of what constitutes fame in the town. For it is in a farm town you can go to Congress and still not be famous. You could win the Pulitzer Prize and not be famous.
However if you are first to field in the spring, that is fame.