Farming 'Gangham-style' makes Federated Farmers top-10

Monday 31 December 2012, 1:53PM
By Federated Farmers of New Zealand

A video made by American farmers, as a parody of the ‘Gangham 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 Gangham-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 approaching 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.

“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


  • Fonterra’s Milk in Schools, TAF, DIRA & Maori backed Miraka: a massive year for dairy
  • Farming Style” – three U.S. farmers brilliantly explain farming, Gangham style.