More than 600 people attended the 18th annual Farm City Breakfast Friday morning to hear the Peterson Farm Brothers speak, see Andrew McCrea be inducted into the Ag Hall of Fame and to raise money for ag scholarships.
The three brothers from Kansas have more than 200 million views on social media of their farming videos. They’re most famous for their music video parodies of farm life with videos like I’m Farming and I Grow It (I’m Sexy and I Know It), Farmin’ Like (Fancy Like), and Tractorstuck (Thunderstruck). They’ve appeared on national news outlets and have traveled the world visiting farms and speaking about agriculture, all while still farming at home. They said social media enables them to share with new audiences who farmers are and what agriculture is all about. They strive to use technology for good, to circulate factual information and debunk false information.
Andrew McCrea, of McCrea Family Farms, was inducted into the Ag Hall of Fame. The family farm has been a part of Northwest Missouri since 1926. McCrea uses his background, experiences and expertise from his 3,500 acre ranch to provide content for his radio show, The American Countryside, which is heard on more than 100 radio stations. Andrew checks cattle on horseback and even tracks down news stories on his cell phone while operating a combine or tractor. He knows what it is like to move herds of cattle and work 18-hour days harvesting a crop.
Proceeds from the Farm City Breakfast, which is presented by LifeLine Foods, go toward Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Scholarships for area students pursuing agricultural-related degrees. This St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce event is a leader in providing AFA scholarships.