Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Agvocacy gone viral!

Viral videos are all over our Facebook and Twitter pages. We are all guilty of watching those hilarious YouTube videos of dancing cats and hilarious fun rodeos. But who would have thought that videos showing the daily life of farmers would go viral?

Music video parody's are some of the best viral videos, well maybe just in my opinion. As everyone can relate to the rhythm of the song and truly focus on the lyrics of the tune. There are 3 viral videos that stand out to me as the best "agvocacy" videos, as they provide some humor in addition to the learning process.

Farming and I Grow It comes from ThePetersonFarmBros and is a very hilarious and educational take on LMFAO's Sexy and I Know It. It helps paint a picture of what actually happens on a regular basis on a cattle and crop farm.

Another funny ag-parody is Farm It Maybe, which follows LittleFred2008 around a day at his family dairy farm. It shows him milking, bottle feeding calves as well as feeding grain. It shows how farming is not necessarily all grime and chores, but how you can have a little fun too. This video is a parody on Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe.  

Another one of my favourite musical parodys that help educate the public on agriculture is Chris Moyle's Agricultural- which is a spinoff of Ke$ha's We R Who We R which allows the public to learn a little bit more about what happens in the Agriculture industry.The video is not as great, but it still does the job!

So next time someone on social media is asking about what we really do on a daily basis, maybe instead of typing out a boring list of what we do every day, send them a link to one of these videos. It will educate them in a fun way, which sometimes is the best way! We want people to become engaged in our community, and I think this is a great way to keep them involved.

Who would have thought that agvocacy would go viral?!

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