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.
"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.