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Cute Kids Tell Ag Story To Song, "Call Me Maybe"

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Chances are that when you hear the song, “Call Me Maybe,” by Carly Rae Jepsen, you immediately turn the channel or risk the tune being stuck in your head all day. Admittedly, the overplayed song is catchy, and its popularity helped dairy farmers Fred and Justin White share their agriculture story with the world.

As reported by MSN, “Thanks to this nine-year-old farm boy, we're now unable to hear ‘Call Me Maybe’ without thinking of dairy cows. ‘Lil Fred’ White and his older brother Justin wrote and filmed ‘Farm It Maybe,’ which is both adorable and educational (we had no idea that a heifer was a cow without babies). We also think that, thanks to this grain silo and grandma-filled video, it's safe to shut down the Carly Rae Jepsen parody factory forever. There's no way anyone can compete with lyrics like, ‘Hey I just milked you/This cow is crazy/But here's her udder/So milk her, maybe.’ Fred and Justin, you officially win the Internet.”
 

With close to 525,000 views on YouTube already, the White kids and their dairy cows are quickly becoming an online sensation. This video is similar to another video created earlier this summer called, “I’m Farming And I Grow It.” If you haven’t seen it, check it out here.

Without a doubt, these YouTube videos are a creative and unique way to share the agriculture story with the world. The kids and cattle in these videos are endearing to viewers, and I think fun clips like these can play a role in regaining consumer trust and gaining loyal customers down the road.

What do you think of the videos? How do you think consumers receive these clips?

 

Discuss this Blog Entry 4

Lawren ce Wansing (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2012

This is great. We need more of this

on Aug 1, 2012

Thanks Amanda, now this song is stuck in my head! Really funny video. Great job Fred.

Tammi Didlot (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2012

Love it!!!!

Bobbi (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2012

Any good exposure to farming we can put in the hands of our consumers is a win for all of us who make our living somewhere along the food chain. Who doesn't stop and listen to kids, an adult doing the same thing probably wouldn't have gotten near the hits on You Tube and this kid did!!

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