If you haven't heard about the farming video taking the country by storm this week, now is your chance to watch "I'm Farming and I Grow It ," the viral parody of LMFAO's annoyingly catchy dance hit "I'm Sexy and I Know It."
The weekend after the Fourth of July, CBS News ran a report about the video , drawing even more attention to the Facebook phenomenon . Part of it's charm, aside from having something else to hum while the earworm  tune goes through your head, is the message of the fun spoof -- one most Jasper County residents already know -- that farmers feed the nation.
Given the drought and strange growing season that has already beset local farmers, as we get ready for next week's Jasper County Fair , this is a timely message indeed.
On a related note, the Farmers Market in downtown Rensselaer has now started Tuesday evening hours on the Courthouse Lawn from 4-6 p.m. in July and August. Music and special events will be held most nights, with Kids Night on July 24, a Pet Parade Aug. 14, the Retail Merchants Rocker Auction on Aug. 21 and the RCHS Band performing Aug. 28.
The market is also open every Saturday through October 7:30-11:30 a.m.