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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My farmer friends are sexy and they know it

A parody in the field. 

On Tuesday night as I sat in my hotel room @Mel_Writer tweeted me about some "crazy creative advocate"(she knows them personally) with a new YouTube video. Let's just say these boys aren't the "Sexy and I know it," type rather the "I'm farming and we grow it." Just watch this video.


These three boys definitely peaked my curiosity and I had to know who they were. I sent off an email and here is the behind the scenes story of these YouTube agriculture superstars.

Greg (21), Nathan (18) and Kendal (15) are from Assaria, KS and are a part of their fourth generation farm. They are also die hard K-State fans. This made me even more excited. Greg is a senior at K-State majoring in Ag Communications with a minor in Music Performance (not surprising), Nathan will be a freshman at K-State this fall and Kendal will mostly likely end up there too, after finishing high school.

The boys' primarily raise beef cattle, but also have crops such as wheat, corn, soybeans, milo and alfalfa. I would say all that food raising keeps them pretty busy.

Now, how in world do you come up with a video like this. Well, Greg said that he wrote the song back in May, and convinced his brothers to record the audio with him before wheat harvest started, and then during wheat harvest they started filming all the scenes. "We filmed everyday since then, and whenever  we convinced my dad to let us off work early," said Greg.

In the first 24 hours the video surpassed 4,000 views, and with all the sharing and singing along the video is growing into quite the sensation.

Greg said if he could share one thing with consumers is would be, "Don't take agriculture for granted. Whenever, I see people on the Internet bashing farmers I know it is because they do not understand us. Farmers are vital to our society and we work hard to meet the demands of consumers. Farmers are just trying to meet the needs of the people!"

Be sure to also check out their Facebook page Peterson Farm Brothers.
Dec. 17 Update - the video now has 8+ million views. They also have a second video out called Farmer Style and it has 10+ million views.

19 comments:

  1. I LOVED this video! Thanks for the interesting background info...gotta love that they are K-Stater's too. :)

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  2. Thanks for the background info on the guys. I wondered about them when I saw it earlier in the day. Thanks! Go Farmers!

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  4. WAY COOL, Crystal!! Yesterday morning they'd only had a short three hundred hits on youtube-today it is over 200,000. If that isn't harnessing social media to promote our industry, I don't know what it!! And they're good ol' Kansas (and more imporantly K-State) boys as well!!

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  5. I saw that yesterday and loved it. So fun!

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  6. Wow! They've had a FB page for 18 hours and already have nearly 1000 likes!

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  7. Really neat that you followed up with these guys Crystal! Thanks for sharing a little more of their story! And GO STATE! :)

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  8. I saw this and being from a farm family I had to re-tweet and post on facebook. I loved it. No Farms No Food! ! ! How about a Dairy version?? lol

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  9. yay!!! sooo happy you found these guys...love it! i am so sharing this background story today!!!

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  10. LOVED this video! That's awesome that you contacted them, enjoyed their story.
    Alicia
    mountaingalinks.blogspot.com

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  11. So awesome to see he got a chance to get back to you! I immediately texted him to tell him I sent you his twitter handle and told him that he should get back to you because Melissa and I are huge fans of your blog! By far my favorite post on your blog, ever! :) ha!

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    1. Emily, you are too sweet! I just found your blog and am now following. Thanks for getting me in touch with him! EMAW

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  12. AnonymousJune 28, 2012

    loved it!!!!

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  13. Crystal, I was pumped to read this bit of background on these guys. I don't know how I missed this post! Yes, their video has been quite the sensation! You should see the lil high school girl's I coached in basketball---they love these boys! haha!

    Awesome!

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    1. I had girls texting me if I could set them up with these cute Kansas boys! They are definitely superstars!

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  14. I'm soooo behind in my blog reading... Nicole from "Life's a Beach" sent me an email yesterday with a link to this - she's featuring it today. When I saw the video, I thought of you - K-State and all. :D

    I LOVE IT! Now, they're coming up on 6.3 MILLION hits! Very creative!

    Stef at TooMuchToDoSoLittleTime.com

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    1. Us K-State people are pretty passionate! I am so glad that the boys are having so much success.

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