Getting Dirty on the Farm

Getting Dirty on the Farm. Pretty much the dirtiest day ever. Mike Rowe would be proud. #DirtyJobs #FarmLife #Harvest2020
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Zach Johnson, the “Millennial Farmer” is a 5th-generation farmer who’s spent his life growing, working, and learning on his family’s farm. His wit and dry sense of humor appeal to children and adults alike. A product of the millennial generation, his appreciation of new technology blends with his old-fashioned work ethic, and he offers a unique ability to deliver his message in a way that resonates with lifelong farmers as well as those with no knowledge of agriculture.
With growing consumer awareness about where their food comes from, Zach has identified the need for an independent voice from the front lines of agriculture. Zach actively promotes agriculture by sharing his day-to-day experiences in the agriculture world while providing farmer-to-farmer education to help facilitate a collaborative conversation between farmers and the public.
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  1. jbr496


    پیش 13 روز

    A Mike Row crossover would be awesome.

  2. rnedisc


    پیش 16 روز

    Can anyone explain what those pits/drains are actually for? They don't look like you should dump corn in? But what the hell else are they there for then?



    پیش ماه

    Bro that's awesome I am also a farmer in India love and support from India

  4. GKsGS400


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  5. jdfarmer06


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  6. Jaren Rief

    Jaren Rief

    پیش ماه

    Man, brings back memories. We had a similar situation with a grain pit on our farm in NE Nebraska. Our method was to tie a rope around a wet/dry vac and send somebody down. Not the most enjoyable of jobs.

  7. Shane Fostvedt

    Shane Fostvedt

    پیش 2 ماه


  8. Shane Fostvedt

    Shane Fostvedt

    پیش 2 ماه

    good company

  9. Lucas Derrick

    Lucas Derrick

    پیش 2 ماه

    love the dogs

  10. Steve Corcoran

    Steve Corcoran

    پیش 2 ماه

    Zach, if you guys have access to a decent compressor, a 1 1/2 or 2" diaphram pump will do a much better job of moving trash without plugging up.

  11. Steve Corcoran

    Steve Corcoran

    پیش 2 ماه

    You're gonna give sweet Anya a complex. Sweet GSD.

  12. Josh Rees

    Josh Rees

    پیش 2 ماه

    Hey man you make great videos keep it up I enjoy the farm life I always wish I lived on a farm and was a farmer

  13. Keegan McKenna

    Keegan McKenna

    پیش 2 ماه

    2.0 was wearing a knife can you let me know what one thats a cool one lol thanks Zac and Bec

  14. defcowboy


    پیش 3 ماه

    To break up the corn in the bin, get a kettlebell weight from Walmart and tie a rope to the handle. Toss in and retrieve. Better than getting stuck in a corn avalanche.

  15. Jon McCargar

    Jon McCargar

    پیش 3 ماه

    Full trash pump. Just put the hose down and it will bring it all up -corn and water without you going down. And, very fast.

  16. Kenneth Montgomery

    Kenneth Montgomery

    پیش 3 ماه

    You need a mud pump.

  17. Quinn Odenthal

    Quinn Odenthal

    پیش 3 ماه

    Nate2.0 is going to fit right it! $20??

  18. Silvia Milena Hernandez Monsalve

    Silvia Milena Hernandez Monsalve

    پیش 3 ماه

    wow, very cool !

  19. auldz b

    auldz b

    پیش 3 ماه

    1:02 what is it?

  20. SparkeyDogfish


    پیش 3 ماه

    Nothing prettier than a shepherd at attention. (Well, except a woman).

  21. Deva Deva

    Deva Deva

    پیش 3 ماه

    9:07 Very bad smell will come. Always keep dry.

  22. John Criswell

    John Criswell

    پیش 3 ماه

    Can the water in the corn sump and other "pits" be used as fertilizer on a new crop. It would seem so, since it is not true "fecal-matter-sewage" but plant matter without enzymes. Or is it too acid to be used and merely sprayed as weed killer.

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 3 ماه

      We actually spread it on the field near the house and till it in. So, yes!

  23. iBelieve


    پیش 3 ماه


  24. Marcus Koone

    Marcus Koone

    پیش 3 ماه

    2 things make me gag. Rotting grain (dairy farms especially) and mayonnaise/miracle whip

  25. Grant DuBridge

    Grant DuBridge

    پیش 3 ماه

    The easy way to go down in the pit would be to, Put on your safety harness for the silo, attach a chain to the harness, attach the other end to the bucket on the old tractor, and lower you down.

  26. Harold Chaffee

    Harold Chaffee

    پیش 3 ماه

    Both Canon & Sony make some small cameras for doing IRmys videos. Good luck on finding what you want and like.

  27. chasing wheels

    chasing wheels

    پیش 3 ماه

    Another workday, well packed day with action, dust and yakety yak jobs on hand. Your videos are very inspirational ! Watch your step with all acrobatics you do all day long, though.

  28. Juan Rempel

    Juan Rempel

    پیش 3 ماه

    I use the Sony 4k Action cam...... gave all my gopros away, awesome cameras.

  29. Lazar dazar

    Lazar dazar

    پیش 3 ماه

    Does he know when he said pick you up Scotty that kind of sounds like the part from Spaceballs

  30. Jeremiah S

    Jeremiah S

    پیش 3 ماه

    Mike Morgan with outdoors with the Morgan’s uses a DJI osmo action I believe and really likes it

  31. Justin Turtle

    Justin Turtle

    پیش 3 ماه

    I’m happy you guys show the rough parts of farming, well to us it’s just another day.... but to those city folks let me tell ya hahaha

  32. everchevy


    پیش 3 ماه

    Why don't you just put a structure over your grain pit and make it a drive through with doors. Problem solved. BIG farmer friend of mine has his setup like that and it is great.

  33. Kevin Benecke

    Kevin Benecke

    پیش 3 ماه

    I'm kinda surprised you don't have your own grain vac on hand for times like these.

  34. Ian Farquharson

    Ian Farquharson

    پیش 3 ماه

    Hope you all survive 1 week of being a 1 parent family😂😅.wishing UR dad a speedy recovery.ThankQ.TkEZ>UK

  35. Pistol PeteYT

    Pistol PeteYT

    پیش 3 ماه

    Jim needs to be in the videos more

  36. Examiner 007

    Examiner 007

    پیش 3 ماه

    Get a Mud Hog pump. That’ll get it 😉

  37. Martin Hunt

    Martin Hunt

    پیش 3 ماه

    If I may make a suggestion about silo safety. Can you think about making an episode devoted to silo safety? A lot of people are unaware of silo safety and what to do if some does become entrapped in grain. Trying to save an entrapped person often causes more deaths. I work for Laidig Systems and we manufacture industrial silo reclaimers so I am very familiar with silo entry i.e air monitoring, having a hole watch and lockout tag-out. As you said silos kill. Raising awareness of the very real dangers is a great cause. Thanks for doing this. Contact me if I cam help.

  38. Russ


    پیش 3 ماه

    put a funnel on the suction hose for the pit the wide aperture allows water and solids will drop due to the reduced flow rate at the mouth we use this where there is gravel in sumps

  39. Russ


    پیش 3 ماه

    You guys don't seem to practice confined space practice but i know you have it as i have worked with guys from the states who use it. goes for grain bins as well I watched mike mitchell and laura farms going into places where O2 levels can be depleted and no rescue kit BA kit maybe you can use your influence to promote training

  40. Jamie Staniforth

    Jamie Staniforth

    پیش 3 ماه

    I'm surprised you don't have an old slurry tanker for that awful job.

  41. LinnetteIowa


    پیش 3 ماه

    My least favorite machinery on the farm: Grainvac! I’d rather scoop fir days than fight a reverse directional firehose! 😂 And they are so darn loud.

  42. dumbo390


    پیش 3 ماه

    you Need Sump Savers

  43. Mark Sayers

    Mark Sayers

    پیش 3 ماه

    $20 is $20 lmao

  44. BW Colbert

    BW Colbert

    پیش 3 ماه

    Every great shop needs a JIM on staff. Great work ethic y'all!

  45. Charles Kawski

    Charles Kawski

    پیش 3 ماه

    Ever think about concrete vibrators to bust down that hard silo corn?

  46. Thomas Walsh

    Thomas Walsh

    پیش 3 ماه

    What's up man? Stay safe

  47. JCL Farming

    JCL Farming

    پیش 3 ماه

    4:02 You sure that tractor is idled?

  48. Charlie Saker

    Charlie Saker

    پیش 3 ماه

    DJI Osmo action. Way better than a GoPro imho

  49. waterskiingfool


    پیش 3 ماه

    Gotta put a canopy and curb and gutter around that pit

  50. Brandon M

    Brandon M

    پیش 3 ماه

    A good strong wet vac with enough house should have enough oomph to suck the last of that out of the pit, it's worked for us if need be.

  51. c parrott

    c parrott

    پیش 3 ماه

    Should’ve asked those Welker guys about grain vac usage...

  52. Randy Medors

    Randy Medors

    پیش 3 ماه

    20 bucks is 20 bucks... Indeed lol

  53. Licketysplit NW Iowa

    Licketysplit NW Iowa

    پیش 3 ماه

    Rooten bean smells the worst...

  54. Greg Gillund

    Greg Gillund

    پیش 3 ماه

    Use the winch on the Ranger...

  55. T 7’S

    T 7’S

    پیش 3 ماه

    I’m heading to Lowry right now I’m gonna see it I can find you out in the combine some please and take a selfie of me with you way out in the field in the background someplace wish me luck

  56. Waya Hedia

    Waya Hedia

    پیش 3 ماه

    I have a sump pump with a grinder in it for our septic system. Sounds like the perfect solution here.



    پیش 3 ماه

    Just change out the pto shaft or does you green tractors don't do that.😁 the New Hollands have changeable shafts.

  58. random videos gaming

    random videos gaming

    پیش 3 ماه

    That is one deep pit

  59. Daniel Vester

    Daniel Vester

    پیش 3 ماه

    OH....MY.....GOODNESS....his face at the end about 20 bucks being 20 bucks..........I spit my drink out....Love it

  60. Tim Stevens

    Tim Stevens

    پیش 3 ماه

    you really need to have a bldg set up over the grain pit perhaps a carport style just my thought ! love your channel keep up the great content !

  61. Lauren Hindes

    Lauren Hindes

    پیش 3 ماه

    is having Jim on top of the forklift OSHA approved LOL

  62. Mihaita Butnaru

    Mihaita Butnaru

    پیش 3 ماه

    hello from romania!how many acres do you work?

  63. peterpansreise


    پیش 3 ماه

    It looks like a beautiful corn harvest this year ... two weeks of sunshine and summerly temperatures ahead for you.

  64. Trevor Burke

    Trevor Burke

    پیش 3 ماه

    Hi there, great to see what farming is like over in the US of A. It really is on a much bigger scale then here in Ireland. Just wondering wot u thought about presidential debate the other nite and who do you think will be better for farmers in the long run.

  65. Craig Moorcroft

    Craig Moorcroft

    پیش 3 ماه

    Is that black grey stuff on the corn mould?

  66. MitchMoe


    پیش 3 ماه

    It's possible your pump wasn't strong enough to push that much water up the pipe. Or it was clogged.... Or a combination of both.

  67. Petr Vlach

    Petr Vlach

    پیش 3 ماه

    I toto je farmaření. Nejen jezdit kombajnem. ☺☺

  68. simon bramich

    simon bramich

    پیش 3 ماه

    Still Interesting farm videos, but too many Ad's in 14 mins !!!

  69. Tim Johnson

    Tim Johnson

    پیش 3 ماه

    Welker Killed a Cat 🐈

  70. yoran The gardener

    yoran The gardener

    پیش 3 ماه

    Maybe a stupid question, but is Jim an employee or a good friend. Or maybe both of course

  71. Cash Schierling

    Cash Schierling

    پیش 3 ماه

    “I’ll blow you if you blow me......... 20 bucks is 20 bucks”

  72. TransitBiker


    پیش 3 ماه

    Zach. I may not always agree with your stances on things, but i really appreciate you showing how a farm operates down to the smaller details, and sharing your feelings/opinions in that regard. I hope that your family has a great harvest, stays safe ( i saw that your dad had a knee incident, hope he recovers quickly and completely), and you continue to share your life as a farmer. I also hope you vote this year. It's been a rough year for Americans, but it did not have to be this bad. I cordially invite you to look into politics (on youtube or elsewhere) and policy. I hope that doing so informs you on the facts as much as your videos have allowed me to see the "other side" of where my food, hand sanitizer, and so many other products come from. Stay well, my friend. #nofarmsnofood #smallfarms #farmsnotdevelopments

  73. David Traa

    David Traa

    پیش 3 ماه

    why do you guys not just call the local septic truck guy to clean out that pit?

  74. Tyler Cservak

    Tyler Cservak

    پیش 3 ماه

    Canon g7x

  75. timothy winters

    timothy winters

    پیش 3 ماه

    If Minnesota and Iowa votes Democratic in 2020 ! Don’t complain to America 🇺🇸!

  76. timothy winters

    timothy winters

    پیش 3 ماه

    Make sure you tell your fellow Farmers! This about freedom and your farms! Trump 2020 !

  77. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim

    پیش 3 ماه

    you need a bigger Trash Pump to clean that pit out, Honda Self-Priming Construction Trash Water Pump - 3in. Ports, 19,020 GPH, 1 1/16in. Solids Capacity, 270cc Honda GX270 Engine, Model# WT30XK4A

  78. Matthew Watkins

    Matthew Watkins

    پیش 3 ماه

    Use a Shop Vac to clean the pit out.

  79. Dan Sorger

    Dan Sorger

    پیش 3 ماه

    Hi, I'm not a farmer, the only thing I am growing is old, but it would appear to me that if you were to use a piece of that grate at the bottom of your pit just above the opening, and another piece about 10% further up it might create a baffle system and keep your bins from getting jammed, It's just a thought.

  80. Jason Schau

    Jason Schau

    پیش 3 ماه

    You should look into an air powered diaphragm pump, would pump that out lickidy split.

  81. Mike L

    Mike L

    پیش 3 ماه

    Nice hat Jim!

  82. Larry Thompson

    Larry Thompson

    پیش 3 ماه

    I made the mistake of buying a grain vac. It needs work. But setting it up, fighting with hoses... I wish I had passed on it. For winter have you considered going over what is required for a farm grain truck. DOT inspection, insurance, self DOT, that your wife could drive it, but someone hired to drive it couldn’t (unless they had valid CDL, Health card. My cousin wants to buy a semi, gtsin traiker. They are cheap. But maintenance isn’t. Fill the slower part of the year.

  83. Beau Munro

    Beau Munro

    پیش 3 ماه

    Try the GoPro hero 9 I have 2 and are really good

  84. Leo McAvoy

    Leo McAvoy

    پیش 3 ماه

    You need more salespersons to feed that poor Shepard, nothing but skin and bones! LOL 😆

  85. Real M

    Real M

    پیش 3 ماه

    11:23 Well, thanks buddy! I now have a very clean monitor and very clean glasses as well. I was just about to eye-wash by eye balls too, thinking maybe I had a cat hair or something.. then you made that comment.

  86. John Hurd

    John Hurd

    پیش 3 ماه

    Full Spectrum POV Cam 4K. Ghostshop.. its around 160.00. I have never had an issue...

  87. Part Time Farmer

    Part Time Farmer

    پیش 3 ماه

    Two words........'shop vac'

  88. Crazy Dirt

    Crazy Dirt

    پیش 3 ماه

    Millenial Farmer, you were asking about camera options. I am using a DJI Action for my channel. It's been rugged so far, easy to use (which is important for a non-techie like me), has a front and rear screen, image stabilization that is surprisingly good, and it has voice control which is handier than one might think for those of us who are up to our elbows in dirt on a regular basis.

  89. Grampajaws


    پیش 3 ماه

    i see alot off farmers /people using compressed air to blow bust/dirt off them IT IS one big NO NO as it can kill you air causes the blood not to flow properly and so can cause an a heart attack so please STOP doing it

  90. Natedog Productions

    Natedog Productions

    پیش 3 ماه

    Just Shop Vac that last little bit of crud out.

  91. Jacob Spannbauer

    Jacob Spannbauer

    پیش 3 ماه

    Lol him getting picked up on the pallet woth the skid steer seems slightly osha approved to me 😂😂😂

  92. Trent W

    Trent W

    پیش 3 ماه

    Nate 2.0 needs more appearances. Any man willing to put his pride aside and earn $20 is someone I want to see more of! Lmao!

  93. Devon Kumm

    Devon Kumm

    پیش 3 ماه

    1:57 Things I'd get fired for at my job!

  94. JackMacLupus


    پیش 3 ماه

    7:05 Hmmm, the pump or hose getting blocked by the stuff in there is a common problem when you pump water with solid stuff in it. I remember it a lot from my active time at the volunteer fire department when we needed to pump water out of basements after a storm. Sometimes there is SO much stuff in there (mostly a mix of things from the basement and things that where flooded in with the water.) that the pump is more blocked than everything else. I remember one time where we had multiple basements flooded with really muddy water from the fields and there was a over 25 centimetres thick layer of mud left in the basements when the water was out. For such situations i whould suggest a "Mini-Chiemsee" pump. This pump is absolutely wonderful when you need to pump dirty water with leaves or other solid stuff in it because the mini version is blockage-free for stuff till 65mm in size and it can pump up to 1600 liters per minute. It pretty handy when you need to pump dirty water more often. Here is the company that produces them. The only thing is, i dont know if they ship into the US...

  95. Hugh Albright

    Hugh Albright

    پیش 3 ماه

    your wife make you drop Channel for FBN? Haven't seen Channel since the hot chick hung out in the combine with you........ :-)

  96. USMC Tanker

    USMC Tanker

    پیش 3 ماه

    Be careful handling that material its more dangerous than you think. I had a friend who was getting rid of some old mulch that had been through several cycles & remained. he got a lung infection . All antibiotics made were ineffective & only steroids kept him alive for 3 yrs & he died at age 34 after a few yrs of hell dealing with meds & weight gain from 200lbs to almost 500lbs because of the steroids . Sewveral times he gaines & lost till he died from that infection. Take Care my friend !!!

  97. richardj ellis

    richardj ellis

    پیش 3 ماه

    I'm surprised that you don't already own a grain vac.! Surely you've needed one in the past haven't you.?

  98. Phillip Fuhrman

    Phillip Fuhrman

    پیش 3 ماه

    Hope your dad has a speedy recovery

  99. Chaun McGuire

    Chaun McGuire

    پیش 3 ماه

    Set off some M80s in that bin. Should knock it all loose haha

  100. Mr Anarchy

    Mr Anarchy

    پیش 3 ماه

    "I'll blow you if you blow me"-Zach Johnson 2020 🤭