Farmer brothers get down with “I’m Farming And I Grow It” LMFAO spoof (video)
An educational music video from America’s Heartland.
Waking up before the sun’s rays emerge to feed cattle and maneuver tractors on the field looks tough. But without farmers, the world “would be outta control.”
That’s the message of three Kansas brothers in their video “I’m Farming And I Grow It,” which has spread like wildfire since it was uploaded just four days ago on YouTube. The video, which plays on LMFAO’s hit song, “I’m Sexy And I Know It,” shows brothers Greg, Nathan, and Kendal walking viewers through their tiring duties on their family farm. As they say, “I got passion for my plants… and I ain’t afraid to show it.”
The wholesome-looking brothers are so endearing as to replace the song’s “wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, yeah!” with “water, water, water, water, water, yeah!”
“We wanted to promote agriculture for what it really is,” Greg told radio show AgriTalk recently. “People need to know who farmers are. We’re not bad people. We’re just trying to do our jobs and feed the world.”
Endearment aside, we’re wondering: where are the Latino farmers? They surely work with the Petersons and let’s not forget millions of Latinos, especially immigrants, grow our fruits and vegetables all across the country.
In fact, over the last decade, Kansas has experienced a rise in its Hispanic population and, according to the latest statistics by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Latinos are the second largest ethnic group of the country’s farm operators (after whites) and the fastest growing segments among farmers and ranchers in the country.
Peterson brothers (and all farmers – Latinos or not), we appreciate your work.