My neighbor to the north who farms 4,000, rented away 300 acres from a 500 acre farmer. Oh by the way the 500 acre farmer was his brother. I don't think I have the stomach to do that.
I'll give some examples of when I think someone has joined the BTO club. (I posed this to be a light-hearted conversation btw)
-If you have to put unit numbers on your combines and grain carts, tractors, etc
-If you are cleaning the combine up to put away, and remember then that you forgot to do an 80
-if you don't get waived at by any of your neighbors when you drive down the road
-if you go in to FSA to report acres, and for an appointment time you say "all day"
You know you're a BTO when driving through the countryside in July, you see a large unfarmed stretch of land. You stop into the landowner's place and say to him, "I'd be interested in leasing from you. Who farms this ground now?" The landowner looks at you strangely and says, "You do!"