Food, fun and entertainment are always great ingredients for a great show and this is what the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo had for many people visiting this year, but like a good book with a great ending it to had to come to an end.
“Our community, the people and the businesses really support the show,” Farm Show Community Chairperson Jan Westfall said. “We really cannot do it with out these people and I am very appreciative.”
This year’s expo had over 700 booths, 80 acres of exhibit space, shows from Bradford Cattle Stock Dogs, Scott Daily and Ebert Ranch A.I. Chute Side demos.
And to end the show on Friday The Peterson Farm Bros performed for the crowd.
These three brothers travel all over advocating for agriculture and entertaining the crowds with laughter and music.
“Our main goal is to correct the misinformation out there about farmers,” Greg Peterson said. “To let people know what really goes on behind the scenes on a farm.”
According to their website, The Peterson Farm Bros are made up of Greg 25, Nathan 22, Kendal 19, and honorary “bro” Laura Peterson 15.
They are siblings who farm together with their parents near Assaria.
They produce entertaining and educational videos on their YouTube channel “ThePetersonFarmBros” and post continuous farming and video updates to their social media pages.
Ever since they began producing content, they have continued to realize a need to inform people about what they do in farming and in agriculture as a whole.
“There are many misconceptions about modern day farmers and we feel it is our calling to help correct some of those misconceptions,” Greg Peterson said.
Aside from their production on social media, they travel around the country to perform and speak on advocating for agriculture.
They also blog about misunderstood topics in agriculture and open up their farm for tours.
Through all of this they hope to educate the general public on where their food comes from and what a real Midwest family farm looks like.
The expo started on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and ended on Friday.
“Compared to last year I think we had a bigger turnout,” Westfall said. “Friday was a great day, the weather was nice, long lines at the concession stands and just a wonderful day.”
For more information about The Peterson Farm Bros visit their website at petersonfarmbros.com.