Due to many ranchers and farmers living far out from town and cities, they had to farm and ranch to make their own resources. Everyday, farmers and ranchers would not stay inside all day, they worked all day, for almost the rest of their lives. Cattle was very crucial, if there were no cattle, there would be no hide or steak, not even milk!
Most of the companies of the oil industry were known as wildcatters. These wildcatters were the reason for the oil boom and so since oil was expensive, prices rose everywhere. Economic Booms in Local Towns were called BoomTowns. People worked 24-7 In the BoomTowns.
Thanks to the invention of trains and railroads, farmers were able to ship goods faster, and more reliably. This method is called commercial farming. You can ship goods from one place to another easier. Farmers made tons of money with this method.