September 19, 2023
With harvest season in full swing, Midland Radio is highlighting some of its agriculture partners.
The Peterson Brothers- Greg, Nathan, and Kendal, are fifth-generation farmers in central Kansas.
While the farming operations are mostly run by the three brothers and their dad, the entire family lends a hand.
“It’s not just the three brothers and our dad, it’s all of our families. Everybody pitches in a little bit," Greg said.
The Petersons have crops and cattle on their farm. Crops they grow include wheat, corn, soybeans, sorghum, and different forages for the cattle.
Not only do the brothers farm, but they also have a social media presence, travel to speak and advocate for agriculture, blog about agriculture, and open their farm up for tours; weddings; and overnight stays.
For Greg, farming isn't just work, it's a passion.
“My favorite things about farming is getting to work with my family, getting to be outside, work with animals and plants, and being out in nature. It’s also knowing that you’re growing food that people get to eat. Being part of that is just really rewarding.”
One way the brothers advocate for agriculture is by creating videos for their Youtube channel.
“In 2012, we started our first music video, ‘I’m Farming and I Grow It.’ That basically went viral and it got five million views in a week. We were on national TV and we’ve been going ever since then branched out to educational posts, blogs, and videos to where we’re utilizing social media to entertain and expose people to agriculture," Greg said.
The goal of the videos was to educate those who didn't grow up on farms or were unaware of common farm misconceptions.
“When we made our first video, it was designed for our friends to watch. We have a lot of friends from high school and college who really didn’t know anything about agriculture. They didn’t know a single thing about farming and didn’t really think about where their food was coming from. That was the reason we got started and it’s still the reason why we’re making videos today," he added.
Greg and his brothers have 267,000 subscribers on Youtube,
“There are a lot of people, especially in bigger cities that don’t think about what farmers do so we’re trying to bring awareness to agriculture.”
His favorite video of theirs is, "Forage Harvester."
The brothers don't just want to educate those outside of agriculture, but also remind those who are farmers of why they love what they do. Greg said he hopes their advocacy encourages the younger generations to pursue their interest in agriculture.
“We know that we have a lot of kids that watch our videos and our videos can help them get excited about farming. The videos can give them some role models," Greg said.
Here are some of the top Peterson Farm Bros videos that provide both education and entertainment for harvest season.
Midland Radio is offering its Harvest Season promotion beginning August 1 and ending October 1, 2023.
When you spend $500 or more, you get $100 off. Use code: HARVEST at checkout.
Check out our Agriculture page for the best two-way radios for the farm.