I’m Farming and I Grow It (@LMFAO Parody Video) Stories Behind It

This video is pure awesomeness from the Peterson Farm Boys in central Kansas. It is an agricultural version of one of today’s most popular songs — “I’m sexy and I know it” becomes “I’m farming and I grow it.” Love knowing that the kids who will run tomorrow’s farms are committed to the land and love what they do! The Peterson Farm in Kansas is now on my bucket list! I cannot shake the tune out of my head and the words have really stuck too!

When I first saw the video it had about two thousand views… it has gone over one million in just a few days! HOW COOL IS THAT?

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Since I posted this, the guys in the “I’m farming and I grow it” video have done quite a few interviews! I love their spot on Fox News Friday, June 29!


 an interview with their local paper that gives a little glimpse into what they had in mind. The oldest brother, Greg is majoring in both ag communications and music so it seems he found a great way to bring the two together. The article on the Salina (KS) Journal’s website says:

“We weren’t really thinking about doing a video at first, and then decided we ought to,” Greg said.

The brothers have posted several other videos depicting various aspects of farm life on “ThePetersonFarmBros” YouTube channel and lots of videos of Greg’s music-making on the “gregpetersonmusic” YouTube channel.

“We started filming the opening scene during wheat harvest, then couldn’t do much on it because we were super busy,” Greg said. “We did some in the evenings and on Sundays because we don’t work on Sunday.”

In all, he said, more than two hours of action was shot for what ended up as a 3-minute, 31-second video.

Scenes take place mostly around the family farm just east of Bridgeport, using fields, cattle, hay bales and combines as background and props. Other scenes were shot in a grocery store and in front of a billboard reminding people how many mouths an American farmer feeds.

“We were thinking of all the things we do around here and wanted to show that,” Nathan said.

via salina.com “Farming video creates a spin on YouTube

Others weighing in with stories about the Peterson Farm brothers include:

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31 Responses to I’m Farming and I Grow It (@LMFAO Parody Video) Stories Behind It

  1. Teresa from NanaHood June 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Love it! My sons are farmers too!

  2. Bella June 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing. Hilarious!!!

    • Janice Person June 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

      I was so impressed with their creativity and the video editing!

  3. Theresa June 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    What a cute and clever parody! I love it!

    • Janice Person June 26, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

      I think they got the words and movements perfect!

  4. Teresa June 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    I just saw this earlier today. I love it! So glad you shared it.

  5. Mimi June 27, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Oh my gosh!! So full of awesomesauce Janice!!

    • Janice Person June 27, 2012 at 10:58 am #

      Isn’t it! The guys have been blown away buy it but just try to imagine their parents shock at the response! They’ve had a quarter of a million views in 36 hours!

  6. dadblunders June 27, 2012 at 3:36 am #

    LOL….this was great! Thanks so much for sharing it!

    • Janice Person June 27, 2012 at 10:59 am #

      Thanks for coming by & for help on my Pinterest board — never noticed it wasn’t classified!

  7. Ellen @Real CA Dairy June 27, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    I love this video! I think I could watch it every day and it not get old, So glad that the passion for Ag will live on!

  8. Susan June 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Love it! And added cool points for being K-Staters!

    • Janice Person June 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

      LOL! I’m not a KSU person, but I think its great they are proud of the university they attend. 🙂

  9. Brian June 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    Picking rocks instead of Party Rock?

    • Janice Person June 27, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

      I like the way Gawker called “I’m sexy & I know it” an earworm. Great #agnerd humor!

  10. Val Plagge June 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Great video – I love it that the oldest brother is an Ag Communications major too (that was my major)! When I first viewed the video Tuesday morning there were only 2000 some odd views, now look!

    • Janice Person June 27, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

      I know! I saw it at 2K or so too…. blown away by how far its gone!

  11. Brenda June 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    Thank you for sharing the video. I love it. Happy WW!!!


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  12. MST June 28, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Very nice video. This “city girl” really appreciates the hard work American farmers do.

    • Janice Person June 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

      I’m a city girl too! Appreciate all their hard work and the creativity with which these guys approached telling the story of agriculture!

  13. Fiona Lake June 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Hi Janice,

    The Peterson’s YouTube video has been seen by a lot of Australians also; I wrote a piece about it on my blog yesterday. They deserve praise from everyone involved in agribusiness, everywhere, for the great promotion they’ve given us all.

    Regards, Fiona Lake (Australia)

    • Janice Person June 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

      Agreed Fiona! They did a great project while in wheat harvest! And the time and effort pays off for some many of us! Thanks for coming by!

  14. MUSA TOGHOZ May 25, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    Nice site i like it, grow it well to eat to gother what we plant


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