the 100th anniversary of the aerial application industry coming up
in 2021, NAAA has approached Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers about
using their considerable song parody talents (and social media prowess) to
develop an aerial application-themed music video.
the end of his kickoff address at the 2018 Ag Aviation Expo, an audience member
asked Peterson when he would make a song video about ag aviation. Peterson
responded enthusiastically, noting that it had been on his list of song theme
ideas for some time. NAAA recently sent Peterson sample lyrics to a parody
based on “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses. The song is tentatively titled
“Sweet Line O’ Mine,” and NAAA asked Peterson to consider producing an aerial
application song parody in time for or ahead of the industry’s 100th
anniversary in 2021.
pledged to try to have something done by 2021. The exact song and lyrics remain
to be determined, but Peterson said he may incorporate some of NAAA’s ideas
into the lyrics. Sponsorship money could help fund the making of the video, and
NAAA will be developing a sponsorship proposal for NAAREF to consider. The
Peterson Farm Bros’ ag-themed videos are an entertaining and educational form
of outreach to the masses. Since 2012 when they posted their first song to
YouTube, “I’m Farming and I Grow It”—a “Weird Al” Yankovic style parody video
set to tune of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It”—the Peterson Farm Bros have garnered
more than 50 million views for their agriculturally themed song videos. Their YouTube
page has 172,000 subscribers.
more than financial support, Peterson mentioned that getting quality video
footage from various ag pilots would help get an ag aviation-themed song parody
video off the ground. That’s where you can help. The sample lyrics to “Sweet Line O’ Mine” appear
below. If you have aerial application video footage that would fit well with
the proposed lyrics and would be willing to share them, NAAA invites you to
upload your videos to NAAA’s Ag Aviation Video Footage Submissions
folder online. You do not need a Dropbox account to upload
your video files to the folder, but you will not be able to access them once they
have been uploaded to NAAA’s file-sharing folder. The only information you need
to provide to complete the upload is your name and email address.
media (photos, videos, etc.) uploaded to NAAA’s Ag Aviation Video Footage Submissions
folder becomes the property of NAAA. Although the aerial
application video footage is intended primarily for possible use in a Peterson
Farm Bros video and other aerial application 100th anniversary video
projects, the association reserves the right to use (or not use) video footage
members provide in other capacities. NAAA does not compensate for video submissions.
are the kinds of the aerial application video footage NAAA would like to
- Video of an ag aircraft going back and
forth over a field.
- Video showcasing precision application
- Video highlighting Operation S.A.F.E.
- Video of loaders and pilots in action.
- Videos of aerial applicators entering and
exiting their ag aircraft, particularly after the end of a satisfying day of
While they are not etched in stone,
we hope the draft lyrics to “Sweet Line O’ Mine” fuel ideas as you consider
what kind of aerial application video footage you may be able to share. Contributing
to our ag aviation video library will assist in NAAA’s efforts to generate
interest and publicity for the aerial application industry’s 100th
anniversary in a variety of different ways.
Please contact NAAA’s
Jay Calleja at email@example.com if you have
questions or need assistance uploading files to NAAA’s Ag Aviation Video Footage Submissions