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Peterson Farm Brothers to give free performance at Illinois College


The Peterson Farm Brothers will perform at Illinois College on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center’s Sherman Gymnasium.

The hour-long presentation, sponsored by GROWMARK, is free and open to the public. 

The brothers will perform several of the song parodies related to agriculture and farm life that made them internet sensations. Their first parody in 2012, “I’m Farming and I Grow It,” went viral with over 5 million views in hundreds of countries within two weeks. Their YouTube videos about their farm family in central Kansas have received over 50 million total views, and they have amassed a large online following. 

Since their rise to fame, the Peterson Farm Brothers have earned a reputation as passionate advocates for agricultural awareness and education. Their presentation is part of IC’s celebration of National Agriculture Month and will educate the audience about modern farming and address common misconceptions. 

“We hope to welcome people from across the region and state to hear the Peterson Farm Brothers’ story,” Michael Woods, agribusiness coordinator and assistant professor of business. “This evening promises to be entertaining, inspirational, educational, and motivational for people of all ages and all backgrounds.”

Woods added that this event will serve the growing interest in modern agricultural studies he has seen throughout the region. Under Woods’ leadership, IC began offering an agribusiness major in 2018. It has become one of the fastest growing academic programs at Illinois College in recent history. 

Illinois College will also host an Agricultural Career Fair in King Fieldhouse before the Peterson Farm Brothers presentation from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for students and community members to learn more about careers in agribusiness and network with potential employers. Food and drink will be available for purchase. 

The Peterson Farm Brothers will host a meet and greet from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Merchandise, including T-shirts and posters, will be available for purchase. 

A reservation is required to receive a commemorative ticket that can be autographed at the meet and greet. This event is expected to draw a large crowd and those who plan on attending are encouraged to reserve a free ticket early at

For additional information or to reserve tickets for groups of 10 or more, contact Katie Carls, director of business development and campus events, at 217.245.3112 or email

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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