Cover Crops, Conservation and Iowa Storm Damage

Cover Crops, Conservation and more Iowa Storm Damage- Day 2 and 3 of Iowa travels
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  1. Jayson Mic

    Jayson Mic

    پیش روز

    Those kids are the future backbone of this country.

  2. Jacob Steege

    Jacob Steege

    پیش روز

    next time your in iowa swing down into the ceader falls and waterloo area

  3. rnedisc


    پیش 23 روز

    I'm not from the US and I don't mean to offend anyone but those 2 boys... Holy moly, those were 2 of the most stereotypical looking bucktoothed farm boys I've ever seen.

  4. Jim Oliphant

    Jim Oliphant

    پیش ماه

    Great show Covington la

  5. Brett Miller

    Brett Miller

    پیش 2 ماه

    Where it's not plastered on the ground it's pretty fd up

  6. Donald Wallace

    Donald Wallace

    پیش 3 ماه

    Zack, you really toured the Hawkeye state. I live in Eastern Iowa (Quad Cities) It was unreal the winds that came through....Over 100 mph, for over 30 minutes....Crazy times.

  7. dale stpirerre

    dale stpirerre

    پیش 3 ماه

    Any updates on the harvest? Or total loss?

  8. chevyman chase

    chevyman chase

    پیش 3 ماه

    My home town is Washington and I went to school with Mitchell’s brother David.

    • chevyman chase

      chevyman chase

      پیش 3 ماه

      I’ve been to molers to get equipment worked on for a friend. Also went to school with Charlie.

  9. c&r performance Tucker

    c&r performance Tucker

    پیش 3 ماه

    Crazy i thought we had it bad in the quadcity's. But clearly not as bad as alot of other area's



    پیش 3 ماه


  11. Jaron Hand

    Jaron Hand

    پیش 3 ماه

    Heck ya. I live about 20 minutes west of Cedar Rapids on hwy 30.

  12. The Green Bastard

    The Green Bastard

    پیش 4 ماه

    Mater ah feckt tew yeers agew I bleew the mowter in et😂 who’s the actor that played that kid

  13. Travis Kaeb

    Travis Kaeb

    پیش 4 ماه

    Those KSI conveyors are made in my home town! In fact the K stands for Kaeb, my last name!

  14. Daniel Hurt

    Daniel Hurt

    پیش 4 ماه

    Barley and mustard in Iowa, never would have thunk it

  15. Tom Vicarri LtColDaddy71

    Tom Vicarri LtColDaddy71

    پیش 4 ماه

    DUMB QUESTION for a new guy. Could that downed crop be round bailed or harvested for silage?

  16. Tom Vicarri LtColDaddy71

    Tom Vicarri LtColDaddy71

    پیش 4 ماه

    Further South, and out West, they have longer growing seasons and can often double crop. I am Gen I, very much a new guy, and a lot of my land is wooded, rockey, on a huge hill (cliff practically),but it was cheap! After 20 years of trying different things, playing around with 50 acres of test plots while working on my own corn hybrids, I can't truly say what's best for me, yet along tell other people how they should doing it. I"m in Northern IL, land is through the roof, hence why I've focused more on developing old hunting lands into pasture and crop lands. IT'S A LOT OF WORK! I'm doing protein, row crops, and even 30 acres of market vegetables. I have nothing that comes to close to what you have in infrastructure, and am green with envy seeing your shop and bins, but in a constructive way that motivates me. I do however own or control just shy of 3k ares now in total. I've made some BIG equipment investments, an contract for organic corn that made that possible, only due to the fact that they guarantee the trucks will be waiting to take it away, because I have essentially no storage infrastructure, I'm backing my anything mechanized into self built 3 sides structures to keep them dry and parking my equipment under the open sky. We're turning a scary corner here as of late. I had a pretty high paying off farm job and with all the COVID-19 stuff, I volunteered to a very limited pay, up to 5 year extended period of time off. I didn't have to, I'm in the airline industry and everything is based on seniority. I have enough that operations would have to be pretty much shut down for me to get furloughed, but this is a big sign to jump into farming with both feet. My General Manager retired after working 5 years longer than he wanted to, and the ball is 100% in my court. If you ever make it up around Tiskilwa IL, you're more than welcome to all the food and beer you can consume, and free use of the cabin by the lake. Just let me pick your brain! God bless.

  17. chris zag

    chris zag

    پیش 4 ماه

    can you send me some corn befor you get wd40 on it (:

  18. Maria Chavez

    Maria Chavez

    پیش 4 ماه

    I like that Case 240 Magnum That’s a big upgrade for my Dad He has a Case JX 95 in Mexico

  19. Cody Baesler

    Cody Baesler

    پیش 4 ماه

    Culvers = love. on another note Double baco chee!!!!!!! x2 I don't even get frys. Gonna call it tht for life now. 15:35 loving the content, keep up the great work man.

  20. Yep


    پیش 4 ماه

    I just left Tama Iowa from storm work a lot of the farmers have already turned the fields

  21. John Gillen

    John Gillen

    پیش 4 ماه

    Do you listen to Colt Ford

  22. waterskiingfool


    پیش 4 ماه

    Did you trade motor blowing stories with the kids? Maybe the capella header from last fall would help those farmers some

  23. Dixie Charm Estate Sales, VA

    Dixie Charm Estate Sales, VA

    پیش 4 ماه

    Cole lives over by the fans . Lol

  24. General Draven

    General Draven

    پیش 4 ماه


  25. Jackson Heim

    Jackson Heim

    پیش 4 ماه

    My grandpa had a Gleaner combine like that when he was a dairy farmer over 40 years ago. Which the Gleaner in the video immediately think of it. Keep making good videos. Don't work too hard!😁

  26. bubgod


    پیش 4 ماه

    If those grain bins had been full would they have stood up to the storm better?



    پیش 4 ماه

    Do you recon they made any electricity with those windmills during the storm?

  28. christophe leblanc

    christophe leblanc

    پیش 4 ماه

    the knowledge those youngsters have already at that age ,,, is a rare thing these days, impressive ,,,

  29. Dylan Beasley

    Dylan Beasley

    پیش 4 ماه

    u were only and hour or two from where i live

    • Dylan Beasley

      Dylan Beasley

      پیش 4 ماه

      heck u should have came and farmed with us

  30. iBelieve


    پیش 4 ماه


  31. TheOneWho Watches

    TheOneWho Watches

    پیش 4 ماه

    Case is sooo cute!! 😂

  32. Ed Harm

    Ed Harm

    پیش 4 ماه

    Okay Zach, with the combine choice you made in the video we now need you to do a Gleaner demo this fall. Just because we know it will be interesting and we all would love to see it.

  33. Tshocker 593235

    Tshocker 593235

    پیش 4 ماه

    You went by my road. I live a couple miles outside of Radcliffe on Zublin. It is the road before that power station

  34. Dziadek


    پیش 4 ماه

    I wonder why Americans use narrow twin tires instead of just a normal wide tire. I'm sure it's less traction and more compaction - what's the benefit?

  35. James Drumwright

    James Drumwright

    پیش 5 ماه

    Proof once again, that farmers are some of the best people in the world. Thank you Zach.

  36. Matt_Waddy


    پیش 5 ماه

    We've got a Culver's and I've never cared to try it, but you keep showing it and now I'm intrigued!

  37. Роман Таврический

    Роман Таврический

    پیش 5 ماه

    To gather that corn use the wheat header.

  38. EpicNubie


    پیش 5 ماه

    Who brought Einstein back from the dead?

  39. Shawn Doran

    Shawn Doran

    پیش 5 ماه

    need a t-shirt "everything is a test plot"

  40. Zander Junge

    Zander Junge

    پیش 5 ماه

    I live in the Iowa City Cedar Rapids area

  41. G Pickering

    G Pickering

    پیش 5 ماه

    OMG those kids are comical 🤣🤣

  42. Brandon Rowland

    Brandon Rowland

    پیش 5 ماه

    Glad you got closer to where the worst damage was. Sw cedar rapids...we got hit the hardest without a doubt. Best of luck to all of us. Worst storm anyone ive talked to has ever seen.

    • Brandon Rowland

      Brandon Rowland

      پیش 5 ماه

      And for you idiots in hurricane country just realize our code is different then yours, we dont build structures to sustain that type of wind. THATS why its so devastating.

  43. Chris Darting

    Chris Darting

    پیش 5 ماه

    "the buildings are on the roofs"

  44. Cdunham2978


    پیش 5 ماه

    @9:30 your Napoleon Dynamite quote was not missed. And it was of legend. Now... Tina! Eat the food!

  45. Dean Larsen

    Dean Larsen

    پیش 5 ماه

    It's so sad to see such destruction, Myself I just hate the wind, I lost a storage shop 50 X 100 11 years ago from wind.

  46. Eric Fermin

    Eric Fermin

    پیش 5 ماه

    Juxtapose those kids @14:00 talking about farming with the entitled snowflakes smashing windows and burning businesses. Thank God for the heartland.

  47. Brent Leckner

    Brent Leckner

    پیش 5 ماه


  48. Heartland Trading Post

    Heartland Trading Post

    پیش 5 ماه

    Those kids were awesome. Thanks Zach. God Bless.

  49. Old Time Farm Boy

    Old Time Farm Boy

    پیش 5 ماه

    Wow! Building an electric fence is a lot easier there than the Texas Panhandle. I took two pieces of one inch square tubing, one long 12 inches and one short 4 inches and welded them together to form an L, welded two triangular one eighth inch thick flat steel in the corner to brace it, stuck a grade eight one inch diameter X 1.5 inch long bolt into the short tubing at the outside of the L and welded it in place. Then when we go to the field we get one quarter inch X 36 inch rebar, place the tool over the end and use a two pound hammer to drive them into the ground. Usually they drive in easy but there can be hard spots where you have to hit the end of the rebar pretty hard, hence the special tool that keeps your hand away from the end of the rebar. Then we hook the wire through the insulator, slide it over the pole to height and tighten the nut until it holds in place.

  50. Allen Meyer

    Allen Meyer

    پیش 5 ماه

    Allen Belgrade just letting you know KLS imp in Elrosa has a large Minneapolis Moline collection on display until labor day thought you and your dad might like to see it over 50 tractors plus lots of rare moline machines

  51. Magnus Eriksson

    Magnus Eriksson

    پیش 5 ماه

    Millennial Farmer its terrible.. i fel so sorry fore this pepole . in Sweden we have some storms . Butt not like this

  52. mljantz


    پیش 5 ماه

    Great video Zach. Have you had the race car out this summer ? Hows your sons racing going ?

  53. Shovel Guggelheim

    Shovel Guggelheim

    پیش 5 ماه

    Maybe they shouldn't of turned all those fans on at the same time?

  54. 3d Waffle

    3d Waffle

    پیش 5 ماه

    i wonder if them farmers are gonna end up selling a lot of that corn for dairy farmers to chop

  55. Stew Manchu

    Stew Manchu

    پیش 5 ماه

    It was basically a 60 mile wide tornado starting 50 miles west of Des Moines and continuing East through the state. They're estimating 10 million acres of crop damage.

  56. c D

    c D

    پیش 5 ماه

    Oh Hi Farmer, say theres a kid named Cole around there , he needs ya to poke his grain bins to see if their OK, thanks and a Q? What do you think about American Logging Companies being considered farmers, they work on a 20 year strict rotating crop. bid for prices and hope nothing breaks.. alot like farmers and ranchers? Thoughts? thanks

  57. Tim Stevens

    Tim Stevens

    پیش 5 ماه

    Vewy vewy intawesting

  58. Steve Rosenberger

    Steve Rosenberger

    پیش 5 ماه

    Boring video.

  59. Terry Arnold

    Terry Arnold

    پیش 5 ماه

    You probably went through Mount Vernon where I grew up. Lots of devastation there.

  60. Froofather


    پیش 5 ماه

    Thanks for letting us ride along with your life. It's a welcome distraction from our daily lives. This week has been terrible, but I got a bit of time to relax and saw your post. From Southwest Louisiana, thank you for the distraction from hurricane Laura.

  61. bassinbythepounds


    پیش 5 ماه

    You should have stopped in Belle Plaine off 30 west of Cedar Rapids I’d given you a beer and shown you how the wind shifted my house off it’s foundation

  62. Charles Tucker

    Charles Tucker

    پیش 5 ماه

    @ 12:15 I had one of those mixers in a lathe, to turn a damaged bearing diameter once. It came from some food processing plant. It got pretty scary looking when I had it turning fast enough for the work I had to do. I have a very short, poor quality video clip of it spinning in the "big Monarch lathe".

  63. T F

    T F

    پیش 5 ماه

    Bioreactor? They're called cat tails...they grow in every ditch and marsh...

  64. Alan Kessel

    Alan Kessel

    پیش 5 ماه

    It’s pronounced Warshington Iowa... you’re in the Midwest!

  65. Tim Palmer

    Tim Palmer

    پیش 5 ماه

    6:31 "everything's a test plot" Nice Mitch!

  66. Jeremy O

    Jeremy O

    پیش 5 ماه

    Belted Galloways. Oreos that supply their own milk!

  67. Pamela Glowczwski

    Pamela Glowczwski

    پیش 5 ماه

    MN Millennial Farmer is getting hammered on Mike Mitchells IRmys site, about being in John Deere's pocket. It would be nice to see Zach Johnson stand up for himself. Just Saying!

  68. Joe Herb

    Joe Herb

    پیش 5 ماه

    I live right next to Radcliffe that is so cool

  69. fuelfumes


    پیش 5 ماه

    stopping to look at that awful pile of green machines and driving a Chevy...son its time we had a talk

  70. eb17816


    پیش 5 ماه

    The building are on the roof. I'm going to use that one.

  71. Valentus SlimROAST

    Valentus SlimROAST

    پیش 5 ماه

    how in the world do you have green grass!?!?!? we've been totally brown-dry-burnt to a crisp since July 😞 try raising livestock on that

  72. Jade Sheetz

    Jade Sheetz

    پیش 5 ماه

    Thanks Zach again for coming to check out our farm! My brothers and I had a great time! I have seen a lot of what you have put on the video and it looks bad online but it looks worse in real life. And yes, when Tate blew the motor it was a long day! 😂 Thanks again Zach!

  73. Iowan KidFarmer

    Iowan KidFarmer

    پیش 5 ماه

    You were one mile from are farm

  74. Boston carpenter

    Boston carpenter

    پیش 5 ماه

    Hope you guys are alright. Farmers work to hard for this to happen.

  75. Ron Eibling

    Ron Eibling

    پیش 5 ماه

    Prayers to all the Iowa farmers 🙏 Thanks for the tour Zac so rest of country can see the devastation

  76. Giga Nano

    Giga Nano

    پیش 5 ماه

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to start using "oh, mustard stubble" as a way of swearing...

  77. Varrig's Channel

    Varrig's Channel

    پیش 5 ماه

    Is draining batteries by standing near them a super power?

  78. richardj ellis

    richardj ellis

    پیش 5 ماه

    🤔🤔🤔 You say that farmers may have to harvest that wind beaten, fallen over crop, in a sad way. Why is it a problem for the machinery?🤔?. Explain please. I really feel for those in that area. But, I suppose there is a bright side for some... Others may get a better price for their crop. And, maybe, if so, could donate something to those who have suffered, if someone set up some organisation/charity to get something sorted.🤔🤞😁. Just an idea 🤔🤞😁. Rich UK.

  79. richardj ellis

    richardj ellis

    پیش 5 ماه

    😲😲WOW😲😲.. That tower at 17:05, was just amazing 🥺🥺😭. How a wind can get SOOOOOO strong, and in such a small width, and stay that way for so long, just amazes me 😲. It's as if someone had put invisible walls up in the sky for it to follow (😲 conspiracy theorists do your best/worst😂). Awesome, and awful at the same time eh.! Let's hope this is the last for those involved for a while 🙏. Rich UK.

  80. richardj ellis

    richardj ellis

    پیش 5 ماه

    When you said about that crop that would have to be harvested because of insurance reasons, I would have liked it if you'd explained a bit more about it. And.. when you go to someone else's farm, I'd like to see a bit more of the equipment they use. Apart from that, LOVE the channel 🥰 🥰🥰😘 Rich UK 😘

  81. Brady Streich

    Brady Streich

    پیش 5 ماه

    “The big ol tool” Love your vids Zack, stay safe.

  82. Ryan Linden

    Ryan Linden

    پیش 5 ماه

    Lies, that's Geraldo Rivera. lol

  83. Seanzy W.

    Seanzy W.

    پیش 5 ماه

    Did have dyslexia, buildings are on the roof ..🤔

  84. Big Rig Tv

    Big Rig Tv

    پیش 5 ماه

    Random question what's push sweeper do you have?

  85. Summer Rancher

    Summer Rancher

    پیش 5 ماه

    Mitchell is Fred Savage's doppelganger.

  86. Austin B

    Austin B

    پیش 5 ماه

    Hello, if anyone wants to donate to the FFA (Future Farmers of America) it would help a lot. I lived in a small country county up in north GA. I took classes in school (FFA was a class to take) it helped me learn all about the culture of Farming and the cultural trait is so much different from normal society. Farmers are slowly dying off and we need to help the Future Farmers of America and make sure we have great American Farmers that wants to keep the culture going. Anything will count, Proceeds going towards the Old Time Farmers and depending on how much, were going to keep the dream alive. We appreciate everything yall can give us, thank yall.

  87. legofreak88884444


    پیش 5 ماه

    I wonder how Kassouth county IA is doing after the Duratio hit

  88. David Ramsour

    David Ramsour

    پیش 5 ماه

    What flavor are the oreo striped cattle? Never seen those before.

  89. Justin Phelps

    Justin Phelps

    پیش 5 ماه

    Get that man some sunglasses.

  90. Steve Cartagena

    Steve Cartagena

    پیش 5 ماه

    Oreo cows. My granddaughter wants to know if that is where Oreo ice cream comes from. ;)

  91. TheGsellers


    پیش 5 ماه

    waiting on Culvers to sponsor you.... Visit more kids, that was awesome.

  92. Garrett Sims

    Garrett Sims

    پیش 5 ماه

    I would hate to have that happen. I bet they end up using bean heads

  93. Klossner Farms

    Klossner Farms

    پیش 5 ماه

    You should try and create a fundraiser for the Iowa farmers and make a big group to spread it around like the other youtube farm channels welker farms, larson farm,...., etc.

  94. Neake22


    پیش 5 ماه

    Mini Austin powers.

  95. Bigford15


    پیش 5 ماه

    @Mnmillenialfarmer what's the brand of sunglasses you wear other than your Oakley's?

  96. ye ti

    ye ti

    پیش 5 ماه

    belted galloway cattle, nice to see some old scots breeds out there in america 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👌🏻

  97. Jeff B

    Jeff B

    پیش 5 ماه

    Was driving into story county iowa yesterday into ames via des moines and they have started to cut down a lot of corn. Most of the fields didnt have fences so cattle grazing wont be an option :/

  98. Vaneps0


    پیش 5 ماه

    Figured the USDA would say everything’s fine

  99. Corey


    پیش 5 ماه

    Those young kids were awesome !!! Could make a show with those guys alone!!!

  100. The Grumpy Farmer

    The Grumpy Farmer

    پیش 5 ماه

    No USDA still says record Crop so it’s the opposite they think Iowa is great