Watch out YouTube – the Peterson brothers are back, and this time they are bringing agriculture to consumers through the popularity of PSY’s “Gangnam Style.” From galloping on hay bales to feeding cattle, the video connects family farming with pop culture.
Among the lyrics:
“We love agriculture, and we want the world to know it”
“We all need farmers to provide us with our food, food, food, food!”
“Farmers are working harder than you might imagine/ But that is just because we have a job that is our passion.”
The video, “Farmer Style,” was published on Dec. 4 and had been seen by more than 8.5 million views in one week.
Considering that their last parody of "I'm Sexy and I Know It" went viral earlier this summer and has since been viewed more than 7.7 million times on YouTube, there is little doubt that this will also quickly become popular among agricultural producers and consumers.
In addition to the Petersons, other agriculture-related parodies have become a major hit among both supports and agriculture producers, including these three from 2011:
- August: A dairy herd manager named Derik Milanesio responded to another hit parody from a farmer gloating of all the “chicks” on his farm. His music video focused on his dairy “girls” was a huge hit.
- October: An advertisement for Yeo Valley Organic in England become an Internet sensation thanks to 'Forever' by boy band The Churned
- November: A group of high school students created an online music rap video to showcase a local dairy.