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Peterson Brothers
Greg Peterson, middle, and his bothers have become worldwide YouTube sensations with their parodies of popular songs they remake with a farming twist. Peterson will give a presentation in the city park June 24.

Peterson to headline Old Settlers

by Nathan Arneal
Published 6/13/18

NORTH BEND – Old Settlers Sunday will feature a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll and a lot of farming.

Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers will provide the featured entertainment on Old Setters Sunday, presenting at 4 p.m. in the city park June 24.

Greg PetersonGreg Peterson, who works on the family farm in Kansas, speaks around the country advocating for agriculture.

The Peterson Brothers rose to worldwide internet fame after releasing a YouTube music video titled “I’m Farming and I Grow It,” a parody of LMFAO’s song “I’m Sexy and I Know It” in 2012.

Within two weeks, the video had over 5 million views in 200 countries. Since then the brothers have filmed several more music videos on the family farm in Assaria, Kansas, taking popular songs and putting an agricultural twist on them, such as a take on AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” called “Tractor’s Stuck.”

As their videos built a worldwide audience, the brothers realized there was an opportunity – if not a necessity – to promote agriculture while combating and correcting misconceptions about farming. This has led to speaking engagements around the country.

The eldest brother, Greg, will be sharing some of what he has learned while traveling the country promoting ag, while also sharing the stories behind – and even performing – the farming song parodies that made them famous.

Greg Peterson, 27, and his bothers Nathan, 24, and Kendal, 21, as well as sister and honorary Peterson Brother Laura, are the fifth generation to work the family farm in Assaria, where they grow wheat, milo, soybeans and raise cattle.

For more information on the Peterson Farm Brothers, and to watch their music vidoes, visit the Old Settlers page of NorthBendNE.com.

In the event of inclement weather, the presentation will be held in the North Bend City Auditorium.

Peterson’s appearance at Old Settlers is sponsored by Frontier Coop, Platte Valley Bank, Birchwood Manor, North Bend Eagle, Attorney Rod Johnson, North Bend Insurance and Havelka Educational Services.

 

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