Here’s a book that can help you grow something a little different in your field or food plot: Beans as a Field Crop in Kansas, issued by the Kansas State Horticultural Society in 1918.
This brief publication starts with a look at the history and benefits of bean-raising in Kansas. Then follows a guide to growing pinto beans, beginning with the preparation of the soil and continuing all the way through the harvest. Other subjects examined include pests, crop rotations, and the uses of bean straw.
The rest of the book consists of testimonials from all over the state, but do not skip over this part. There are some useful nuggets of advice to be mined here.
Short and sweet, Beans as a Field Crop in Kansas is in the public domain and available for free download.