A Little Parody Can Go A Long Way

My knowledge of rap music is limited, to say the least. So I never heard of LMFAQ or it’s hit, “I’m sexy and I’m know it.”

But I pay attention to what’s happening in agriculture. So I heard about the Peterson Brothers, young Kansas farmers, who came out with their parody music video, “I’m farming and I grow it.” The parody garnered a great deal of attention, both in and out of ag.

Greg Peterson, one of the brothers, will speak at 7 p.m. April 22 in Sheppard Arena on the North Dakota State University campus in Fargo. He’ll talk about “activist websites, celebrity opinions and Internet misinformation.”

The event, open to the public, is hosted by North Dakota Farm Bureau’s Collegiate group.

Ag groups have worked diligently to use social media to spread their message. Given his accomplishments, Peterson clearly has some insights into how to do that successfully.