I’m Farming and I Grow It

July 10, 2012 | 12:07 pm

How many of you have spent a few extra minutes watching silly YouTube videos before?  Social media websites, like YouTube, have the potential to reach millions of people around the world with the simple click of a button.  On June 25th, the Peterson brothers of Kansas posted a parody music video titled “I’m Farming and I Grow It” on YouTube, and it quickly went viral. Today, 4.9 million viewers have watched them dance and sing the message that farming is still a family business.  My three daughters and I loved the song; we were laughing and dancing along with the Peterson brothers.  The catchy tune had us singing, “I’ve got passion for my plants, and I ain’t afraid to show it, show it, show it.” Their commitment to agriculture came alive through the computer screen.

Through social media, the Peterson brothers are helping put a new face on American agriculture and farming.   Sometimes media sources spread a negative message about our food supply and question those who work hard to feed us. But it is essential that the public understand that the dedicated farming families across the nation provide the bread and butter for our dinner tables each evening.  It’s hard not to appreciate their hard work, especially when the Peterson brothers make it look so fun!  Farm on!

 

View the Peterson brothers’ video and share it with your friends!

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48H7zOQrX3U