Kansas "What Does the Farmer Say" video goes viral

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:13:44 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 07 2013 07:38:20 AM CST
MARION, Kan. -

His corn crop was a great one, now Derek Klingenberg is harvesting hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.

Klingenberg produced the music video on his farm in Marion County to answer the question--What does a farmer say?  The song is a parody of "What Does the Fox Say?" by Ylvis.

Click here to see "What Does the Farmer Say"

"It's a creative outlet," Klingenberg says.  "I just like doing it."

Klingenberg has made some other farm-themed videos the past few years, but this is the first one to go viral.

"It's just fun to see what I can come up with," Klingenberg says.  "I'm pretty satisfied, absolutely."

Klingenberg's daughter and a nephew also appear.  But while it looks like the video was produced by a professional production company, aside from having to record the music at a Newton recording studio, the entire video was a one-man job.  Klingenberg says he produced it from start to finish in just over two weeks.

"Now that they've come out with editing software I can afford, I just self-taught myself," Klingenberg says.  "It's my creative juices--it's hard to control."

Klingenberg's machine shed is now also a TV studio.  He shot a lot of the scenes in front of a green screen just like a weatherman uses.

Klingenberg is out to humanize American farmers and show they are real, hard-working people who care about the earth and the quality of the food they produce.