On Sunday the Peterson Farm Bros came to Platteville! The Peterson Farm Bros are 3 brothers from Kansas who became famous on YouTube within a week. On Sunday Greg Peterson the brother who started it all came to UWP. He gave a speech talking about their whole story. What got them into making YouTube videos, their meanings, and what they do now.
Greg is currently a full time motivational speaker and part time working on the farm. While in school many people did not understand much about farming or why they do it. Greg was going to school for financial agriculture with a minor in film when he decided to ask his brothers to make a parody to the song “I’m sexy and I know it”. His brothers laughed and said no to this idea. They then decided to just make it and laugh at it with their friends. The ended up naming the song “I’m Farming and I grow it”. When they posted the video it instantly went viral. The same week the brothers were flown to New York to be interviewed about their video. They were three farm boys flying for their first time and to New York. He said they were for sure out of place there.
View the video here! I’m farming and I grow it
After the first video they all thought they were a one hit wonder. They went back to class and doing their normal daily things. With no plans to make another video. Then the popular song “Gangnam Style” broke lose. When that broke they decided they the needed to make another song to it. This song they named “Farmer style”. This again went viral even more so than the first. The song currently sits at over 17million views!
View the video here! Farmer Style
Since then the brothers have made many more videos that have gone viral. Greg had said their purpose for those video and all of their videos is to educate people about farming and the importance of it. Many people are unaware of what farmers do and how important it is. Farming is very important to the American culture no matter who you are. The brothers also started a blog to address farming and many issues people may have about it. They address misunderstood aspects in agriculture like “farms torture animal” or “farmers poison us”. They provide incite on those topics and many more. Farming is one of the single most important jobs in America.
View the blog here! Peterson farm bros blog
Another lesson we can learn is that they are proof, where if you are passionate about something you love you can effect millions of people. No one thought that three farmers from Kansas could ever reach millions of people but look what they did and continue to do.
~Ryan and Nicole