On Monday Nov 27th, neighboring farmers brought 20 cotton strippers and all the other equipment needed to harvest Bishop's fields -- about 450 acres in all.
Aaron Hendricks, the General Manager of Floydada Co-Op Gins, has known Bishop for about 25 years and says he's a respected member of the community.
"He would not have asked anyone for help, but he would have been the first one out if somebody else was sick," Hendricks said.
Hendricks told CNN that about 80 or 90 people came to help with Bishop's harvest. A local chemical business brought in 75 hamburgers to feed everyone and ended up running out only due to underestimating the turn out of volunteers.
In addition to all the machinery, farmers directed traffic, put tarps on bales and cleared tumbleweeds that had blown into the fields. Other businesses supplied fuel and service trucks in case any of the vehicles broke down.
"We started around 10 o'clock this morning and a little before 3 we were done. I mean we had that many people," Nixon told CNN affiliate KCBD.
They ended up with about 1,200 bales of processed cotton, "If he would have done it himself with one machine it probably would have taken him about two to three weeks," Hendricks said.