Fall Season Photograph of Downtown Buhler, KS to be Spotlighted by TV Show, Small Town Big Deal


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (October 24, 2023) – A fall season photograph of downtown Buhler,  KS will be featured on the social media pages of the Nationally Syndicated TV Show Small  Town Big Deal

The photo, entitled: “Fall in America’s Heartland | October in a Small Town” was taken  by Michael Hinton, a rural Kansas native and Hutchinson, KS resident; during a recent  weekend visit with his wife, Tonya. Buhler, KS (Pop. 1,297) is a city in Reno County, KS,  located 12-miles northeast of Hutchinson, KS (Pop. 39,138). Buhler offers visitors a great  experience and exquisite small town charm all year round.  

Hinton shared he took the photo while walking the couple’s adopted rescue Sheltie (Winston), along the sidewalk in front of Buhler’s Grand Staff Thrift Boutique. “The view  was absolutely picturesque, so I had Tonya hold Winston’s leash while I snapped a picture.  I have a passion for visual arts & communications, and I’m constantly mindful of scenery that  speaks to capturing a given moment in time, for sharing its splendor with others.” 

Michael added, that he and his wife Tonya have a genuine and enduring love for the State  of Kansas and rural, small town America; each having been raised 15-miles apart from one  another: Michael in the rural countryside between Newton, KS (Pop. 18,241) & Walton, KS  (Pop. 213); and Tonya in Peabody, KS (Pop. 922). 

Hinton’s photo of downtown Buhler, KS is slated to post on the Show’s social pages  [Facebook, Instagram, & Web Blog] on Wednesday, October 25.  


Small Town Big Deal is hosted by Rodney Miller and Jann Carl, and is currently viewed by  nearly 500,000 viewers across America every week, and Broadcast on more than 300  television stations in the U.S. Rodney created the Show following a long career in farm  machinery manufacturing & sales, serving as CEO of both McCormick International and  Montana. He was instrumental in establishing US operations for Valtra Tractors and in  territory management for Long and Mahindra Tractors. Jann is an Emmy Award-winning  news reporter, TV show producer, and served 14-years as an anchor of “Entertainment  Tonight” (CBS). She too, has a farm background.  


Michael Hinton is a distinguished rural-raised Kansan, University of Kansas Alumni, and the  Founder of Antique Tractor Preservation Day. He is profoundly recognized as America’s  premier antique tractor enthusiast. Michael has devoted a lifetime to promoting America’s  heritage farm machinery, fulfilling his dream as serving as an unwavering advocate for  agriculture and raising national awareness about the ways the tractor changed American  farming. Michael serves as Director, Sales & Marketing at AgTrax, the leading global  Agribusiness Software Technology Solutions Company located in downtown Hutchinson,  KS. He and his wife Tonya call Hutchinson, KS home. Their daughter Melissa and her  husband Dylan, reside in West Plains, MO.

CONTACT: Michael Hinton 

[email protected] 620.888.5605


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