Hello Jason, and welcome to the forum. As Bill said, @clarkinks, is in KS, close to Kansas City, I think. He's kinda the pear guru on here. There's also @Olpea, who lives south of KC, who runs a peach orchard. Plus, there's @mksmth, who is in the Tulsa area, and @Derby42, who although he's close to Springfield, MO, that's somewhat close to these other guys.
I grew up in the Tulsa area, but am now in Kentucky, so I can't really help you, but these guys ought to offer some advice. One of the best things about the forum is all the free advice from some very knowledgeable folks.
So, you're in southern Kansas, whereabouts? That's a good pecan growing area, we're trying grow some up here, but it may be a long shot, but thought we'd give it a try.