Yep, I contracted the same virus that ‘infected’ over 6 million people this summer from all walks of life - and it was started by farm kids!
Honestly though, I was only “infected” for about three and a half minutes, and after, I actually felt great! So you ask “how did you get it and what is it?”
Well, it came from a couple mouse clicks and as for what it is, just check out the video below and you’ll find out!
I’m sure you’ve figured out after watching it, I was talking about a “viral video” (a cool way for saying a whole bunch of people watched it). It was created by three Kansas farm kids who also star in the video.
The trio wanted to show non-farmers about their love for farm life, the work they do and how important it is to put Wheaties in our bowls or a sizzling steak on our plates.
So using the hit song “Sexy and I Know It” from LMFAO, Kansas State University Student, Greg Peterson rewrote the lyrics, recruited his brothers Kendal and Nathan and with some camera work from their little sister, uploaded it to YouTube as the Parody “I’m Farming and I Grow It” in late June.
Over 6.5 million views later…you have a video virus my friends.
Since that time, they’ve been all over the internet and the country talking about their hit video.
Check out their interview on Fox News.
Is it fun? Yep! Original? You Bet!
But what I like most about it is that three young men decided to show their true and honest passion and pride for what they do.
And what they do is farm.
Oh and don’t forget the outtakes!
Written by Jeremy Coyle
Jeremy is a Senior Producer for the Iowa Farm Bureau.