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Farming ‘Gangnam-style’

30 December 2012

Farming ‘Gangnam-style’ makes Federated Farmers top-10

A video made by American farmers, as a parody of the ‘Gangnam style’ phenomenon, has made Bruce Wills top-10 farming memories for 2012.

“Can I take my hat off to those Kansas arable farmers known on YouTube as the ThePetersonFarmBros. Their video, “Farmer style,” might be a Gangnam-style parody, but what it says about farming is priceless,” says Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers President.

“It would be great to see Kiwi farmers dust off their high definition video cameras, write a script and similarly get out there in 2013. “Farmer Style” is now over a remarkable 11 million views since it was first posted to YouTube on 4 December.

“It is quite remarkable and their videos are full of positive messages about farming delivered with humour in a clever and stylish way. So much so we have told them so.

“This also inspired me to think about my top-10 positive farming memories for 2012, which I have included below,” Mr Wills concluded.

Bruce Wills’ Top-10 positive farming memories for 2012

The Land & Water Forum (LawF) opens up a new world for farming and the environment
McDonald’s Lamburger revolution: return of the king after an unexpected journey?
Fonterra’s Milk in Schools, TAF, DIRA & Maori backed Miraka: a massive year for dairy
Buy New Zealand lamb to save the planet” – The Daily Mail delivers media gold with our climate change policies becoming realistic
Hawke’s Bay farmer’s Tim Aitken & Lucy Robertshawe: Marks & Spencer’s best farm supplier on earth in 2012
Dr Jeremy Hill: the first Kiwi in 109 years to head the International Dairy Federation
HRH The Prince of Wales and his suit made from “beautiful NZ wool” makes him New Zealand’s Next Top Monarch
Country Calendar’s Country meets Town episode helps to explain Federated Farmers today
Pastoral farmers putting up as we join in the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle revolution with AgRecovery
Farming Style” – three U.S. farmers brilliantly explain farming, Gangnam style.

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