A farm in South Carolina may be the first in the U.S. to use cameras to let owners snap photos of their farm.
Farm owner Alexis Hux and her husband, Greg, built their farm in 2003.
They didn’t expect to be able to sell their farm by 2017.
They had hoped to sell it at auction, but a lot of other farmers had already done the same, so the farm sold for $100,000.
Alexis Hux was surprised to see how quickly things turned out.
“We’re seeing more and more farmers selling their farms,” she said.
“There’s this sense of urgency that is building.”
Hux said the Hux family decided to put their farm on the market because they felt that there wasn’t enough attention being paid to their property.
The farm’s value increased by $300,000 in the first year alone.
“It’s been quite a journey,” Alexis Hox said.
Her husband Greg was also surprised at how quickly the farm turned into a cash crop.
He started looking at ways to raise the value of the farm so it could be sold.
The Huxs had purchased their farm from a landowner for $8,000, and then they bought the farm from the landowner after they were able to secure land on their property to build their farm, Hux said.
They thought it would be easier to sell to a private investor.
“But it turns out it was a much more effective way to get the money for us,” she explained.
“It made it much easier to build a family farm.”
Hox said the farm is growing very quickly and it was an easy decision to sell.
“There’s no more stress than when you’re selling your property,” she told ABC News.
“When you’re building something and you’re working on it, you’re worried about it.
You’re always on the lookout for things that are going wrong.”
The Hix family’s farm is located in South Charleston, South Carolina, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Columbia, South Dakota.
The Hux farm is the first farm in the country to use an infrared camera system.
The farm uses the farm’s 1.8-square-mile (5 square kilometers) lot to capture images and the camera’s camera module can take 5.2 inches (13 centimeters) of image.
It also has a remote control for taking photos and sending the images to a remote server.
Hux and Greg said they plan to use the technology to increase the value and improve the quality of their farming.
They’re also looking to expand the farm and sell it to a commercial farm.
The system is so effective, the Hixs have seen some growers grow from 100 to 500 acres.