Photo by DAVID A. SEATON

Deb Daniels, of Sunflower Shrimp, spoke to the Arkansas City Rotary Club on Jan. 23 about her new business that opened last year near Oxford during the Independence Day weekend.

Sunflower Shrimp is a saltwater shrimp farm that began as a dream of her husband, Bob.

The couple moved to the area from Valley Center and helped to build the farm, which includes nine tanks containing 3,500 shrimp per tank.

Bob Daniels spends 14 hours a day, seven days a week working on the business, his wife said, and he has found his calling.

Demand for the shrimp has been strong, she said, estimating more than 500 customers thus far.

The business sells directly to the public. Visit www.sunflowershrimp.com for more information or call (316) 293-6961.