Baling Hay

Yes, we actually have 5 hay fields for a total of about 28 acres but today I'll be baling hay at the neighbors. Don't forget to check out Off The Husk podcast!
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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. The Bill Baker

    The Bill Baker

    پیش 6 ماه

    Hello my friend, it is great to see young men With the love of the land and our country. With all The things that’s happen to our cities and all the crap that’s going on “this is wonderful”. Thank you ever so much for showing us your world. Stay thirsty my friend.

    • Gavin Porter

      Gavin Porter

      پیش 5 ماه

      @Millennial Farmer I love seeing all the friendly faces! You guys all sound like you went to school together or something!

    • fpoasec


      پیش 5 ماه

      @Millennial Farmer "In most situations, it's opportunity that gets inherited, not assets." That needed restating. #WordsOfWisdom #FamilyFarm

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 6 ماه

      @Doc Savage I did a couple videos on the history of our farm with my father. You should check those out. Nothing has been inherited for my Dad or myself. I can't say how things work on Ryan's farm, as he can speak to that if he wants to. Keep in mind, most farmers are born into the industry in some way or another. I don't look at that as a negative thing. In most situations, it's opportunity that gets inherited, not assets.

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 6 ماه

      Thank you Bill!!

  2. Leon Scherzinger

    Leon Scherzinger

    پیش 13 روز

    Nö krass

  3. CHris G

    CHris G

    پیش 23 روز

    😂😂😂 what you need is a camera mounted drone, then you won’t have to run and the shots will be so much better 😂

  4. Rodney Blankenship

    Rodney Blankenship

    پیش ماه

    My grandfather was the first person to buy a john deere 530 round baler where I grew up. He was a john deere guy all his life.

  5. Jacob Hefta

    Jacob Hefta

    پیش ماه

    Cool a 4430 we have a 4230 for a loader tractor

  6. Mac 131

    Mac 131

    پیش ماه

    Wow, these older Deere's are sweet!

  7. Gil Tk

    Gil Tk

    پیش ماه

    I got the same 567 mega Wide baler. It caught on fire 3 years ago I saved it and insurance payed me big dollars having 18500 bales enough to re bearing all bearings and replace 4 belts on baler and runs great. Basically it’s rebuilt. Total 22,500. The price on new is fckn crazy prices.

  8. thereissomecoolstuff


    پیش 2 ماه

    The price of hay and alfalfa exploded a few years ago. This made many long suffering hay farmers rich beyond their wildest dreams. Don't know where prices are now. I would be a hay farmer in a minute.

  9. Gene Murphy

    Gene Murphy

    پیش 2 ماه

    Are you familiar with the Mae West curve?

  10. Joseph Miller

    Joseph Miller

    پیش 2 ماه

    Old iron? I work with a 1939 Allis B and a 1953 Allis WD.

  11. Book_ Davies

    Book_ Davies

    پیش 2 ماه

    I know nothing about farms. Not one thing. I fiddled around with a farm simulator game and got curious. Searched farm equipment on IRmys. Found this . Man, thanks for all the hard work!

  12. Brody Deim

    Brody Deim

    پیش 2 ماه

    5:27 you should watch Mr beast

  13. John Knight

    John Knight

    پیش 2 ماه

    One thing I've noticed with the tractors is a lack of number/registration plate. Does American agricultural machinery not require them?

    • John Knight

      John Knight

      پیش 2 ماه

      @Xohoo So when you see them running on what they call "township" roads, what does that mean? Sorry for the questions, juts a curious Brit

    • Xohoo


      پیش 2 ماه

      afaik that's only needed if you want to drive it on public roads, if you're just gonna drive it on your own property there's not really the need to pay for license and registration etc.

  14. Mitch Lecapoy

    Mitch Lecapoy

    پیش 2 ماه

    Brings back memories... the old 530 no kicker, 535... kicker. GAME CHANGER! LOL

  15. Than Oliver

    Than Oliver

    پیش 2 ماه

    and my 87 yanmar has a whole 850hrs. but its a compact and for around the yard projects.

  16. Jake Getz

    Jake Getz

    پیش 2 ماه

    You need a drone

  17. Mark Simonar

    Mark Simonar

    پیش 2 ماه

    What size bales are they running 800/900 pounders ??

  18. David Sims

    David Sims

    پیش 3 ماه

    My father had a 4020, what a great tractor, incredible power.

  19. Gerald Easley

    Gerald Easley

    پیش 3 ماه

    I love to meet Ryan in person.

  20. william wright

    william wright

    پیش 3 ماه

    Seeing you run-------- Hey, Zack, you ok???? Keep up the good work.

  21. ago deo

    ago deo

    پیش 3 ماه

    And thats how Roundup goes to meat. Nice job capitalist!

  22. Shawn Fox

    Shawn Fox

    پیش 4 ماه

    Great sounding tractor with those hours

  23. Pieter Van Der Vyver

    Pieter Van Der Vyver

    پیش 4 ماه

    Hi?? Who do your Tractors always start at the 1st swing? My knowledge of farming is - tractors do not start always - they cut out and there is a lot of smoke and grease You never jump-start a Tracktor nor Pull them with rope to start It always starts

  24. Janae Lang

    Janae Lang

    پیش 4 ماه

    My kiddo Blake Bateman speaks highly of these vids. #EVF #EchoValleyFarms. He’s 19 and bought his own tractor and bailer. What kid does that?!?!? 😀

  25. BlaBoy Playz

    BlaBoy Playz

    پیش 4 ماه

    When you bale too many grass bales in farming simulator 19

  26. Nick James 73

    Nick James 73

    پیش 4 ماه

    The look of an average farmer

  27. Walleye Wrestling

    Walleye Wrestling

    پیش 4 ماه

    I have a old 4020 Diesel a 4440 a 8440 a 6620 combine

  28. Abraham Mast

    Abraham Mast

    پیش 4 ماه

    Do they make polly bands for a brand new gohn deere baler 460MHC

  29. Abraham Mast

    Abraham Mast

    پیش 4 ماه

    Me and my dad do Custom hay Cutting

  30. Taylor Marty

    Taylor Marty

    پیش 4 ماه

    If u like throwing lil squares we got plenty here at Marty farms in pelican rapids mn

  31. Maurice Upton

    Maurice Upton

    پیش 4 ماه

    Really interesting sodbusting channel. The secret to machinery lasting is.... don't trashing them. Can you get rid of your midroll ads because IRmys making IRmys unwatchable.

  32. Brian G. Lee

    Brian G. Lee

    پیش 4 ماه

    Good conditioning during 2 a days preseason football

  33. TackleTheDog


    پیش 4 ماه

    First MNMF Time Snap, and he’s already a natural

  34. What?


    پیش 5 ماه

    The finger snap never gets old. I always get a little laugh.

  35. Kevin Button

    Kevin Button

    پیش 5 ماه

    Should of took the old RT out there and have a race see if old or new is better

  36. Simon Perry

    Simon Perry

    پیش 5 ماه

    From England A Proper JD Tractor when they were Built not just Made well over engineered.

  37. Virgie


    پیش 5 ماه

    Thank God for these dedicated farmers!

  38. gone rydin

    gone rydin

    پیش 5 ماه

    I helped make those old John Deeres after the 4020.

  39. Tiger Gaming

    Tiger Gaming

    پیش 5 ماه

    Not very much space for 2 people but you can make it work

  40. Tiger Gaming

    Tiger Gaming

    پیش 5 ماه

    Now that’s a tractor. None of this new technology stuff. Straight forward. Turn it on and it goes. You could run those to the ground and they would still run No offense but we have a 4430 at our farm.

  41. katrina munro

    katrina munro

    پیش 5 ماه

    We have 4640 and a 8640 both deeres

  42. EquivalentExchange


    پیش 5 ماه

    sorry,new to here,i know that's a dumb question but is the machine have air conditioner?or you have to open the door or window to be refreshing?

    • EquivalentExchange


      پیش 5 ماه

      anyway i subscribe now,i love the farm in the america from the into the wild movie

  43. AdamTh1


    پیش 5 ماه

    4430... a JD Classic! Maybe better than the 4020? Is that possible??? I've probably got more seat time in a 4430 than any other John Deere tractor. From 1975 until 2008, my family owned at least one 4430. This looks to be a Quad-Range trans, all of our 4430's were the 8 speed Sychro-range trans. I didn't see a Quad-Range until we bought an 8630. It was a huge improvement ovre the synchro trans....

  44. Francisco Nz

    Francisco Nz

    پیش 5 ماه

    Ryan is a natural at the social media. Seems very comfortable & hip wit it lol

  45. C Stilwell

    C Stilwell

    پیش 5 ماه

    We ball hay we own cattle

  46. D-DUB


    پیش 5 ماه

    I really enjoyed Ryan as a guest. You and him make for a great video, not that you don't without him!

  47. alex hernandez

    alex hernandez

    پیش 5 ماه

    My baler monitory beeps before it’s ready and when it’s ready to wrap and then when you need to let it out and shut the baler

  48. fpoasec


    پیش 5 ماه

    Loved Ryan. He's a natural.

  49. Michael Hansen

    Michael Hansen

    پیش 6 ماه

    Our new holland is auto wrap. As in bale gets big enough the baler just auto wraps it without pushing anything. Just sayin.... haha

  50. James Tyree II

    James Tyree II

    پیش 6 ماه

    Bale babies

  51. Roger T

    Roger T

    پیش 6 ماه

    Good 👍 just job!

  52. Two-stroke Smoke

    Two-stroke Smoke

    پیش 6 ماه

    There are just no limits to Zach's talents......

  53. Sean Cunningham

    Sean Cunningham

    پیش 6 ماه

    Me and you should play farming simulator 2019 on ps4 if you have one

  54. Ken Craft

    Ken Craft

    پیش 6 ماه

    Didn’t know you could drive a quad range, ahh the good old days no cab, fender mounted radio, sure was a lot less stressful!

  55. Hartz Farms

    Hartz Farms

    پیش 6 ماه

    I am a farmer from Minnesota I like watching your videos we harvest soybeans corn oats and sunflowers

  56. Caleb Burroughs

    Caleb Burroughs

    پیش 6 ماه

    Nice video

  57. Paul Ripley

    Paul Ripley

    پیش 6 ماه

    Need more of Jim & your dad!!

  58. 22vx


    پیش 6 ماه

    Anti-shake camera technology 👍

  59. Honeybadger Arse

    Honeybadger Arse

    پیش 6 ماه

    5.26, are u ok?

  60. Lawrence Kiel-sr

    Lawrence Kiel-sr

    پیش 6 ماه

    For all of the non farmers and fellow farmers who are interested and like me amazed how square and round balers work internally. look up New Holland square baler animation. Technology invented over 80 years ago, still amazing. 🙂

  61. Michael Greig

    Michael Greig

    پیش 6 ماه

    I knew farming was that easy!....geesh, it looks like you start at the ripe hour of 11am, and finish your day at 1pm.....Farmers, always complaining! 🤣🤣🤣🤣-Respect!

  62. mike B

    mike B

    پیش 6 ماه

    What do you think about the right to repair act?

  63. Ryan Thielen

    Ryan Thielen

    پیش 6 ماه

    I like your videos you are my favorite farmer I watch you every day

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 6 ماه

      Thank you!

  64. MIKE Thompson

    MIKE Thompson

    پیش 6 ماه

    Awesome job guys, we do square bales here, but I’m getting ready to switch over, to some rounds for my horses, not all of it just some, seems like less work.

  65. Zack N

    Zack N

    پیش 6 ماه

    Love the videos keep up the great work. From watching you I am practically a professional farmer you should see my farming simulator account.

  66. Wyatt English

    Wyatt English

    پیش 6 ماه

    I just hauled 92 round bales

  67. Ivan Volchek

    Ivan Volchek

    پیش 6 ماه

    Hello from Russia ✋

  68. Romp God

    Romp God

    پیش 6 ماه

    Nice I was just doing this the other day 😂, with the short time I’ve watched this channel I like it. Definitely subbed

  69. Aron Crowell

    Aron Crowell

    پیش 6 ماه

    Chasing the baler around the field?... 1 word. Gator

  70. Dillon


    پیش 6 ماه

    I had captions on and the tractor starting in the beginning it said Applause it must have mistaken it for a Case.

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 6 ماه

      🤣🤣 well played

  71. Jonathan Lewis

    Jonathan Lewis

    پیش 6 ماه

    I’m kind of getting tired of this guy, I really liked this channel at first but more and more I’m realizing he is living up to that typical millennial profile. He just has this increasingly cocky and arrogant attitude, I have watched much better farming channels as of late. It’s time to “un” subscribe.

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 6 ماه


  72. Leslie Ogden

    Leslie Ogden

    پیش 6 ماه

    I have a CASE joke, "If you have a CASE you have a MYSTERY and a mystery leads to a BIG PROBLEM"🤣

  73. Keefer Smith

    Keefer Smith

    پیش 6 ماه

    Aren't these guys from Minnesota

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 6 ماه

      Yep, west central part of the state

  74. MidwestRide


    پیش 6 ماه

    Hey not sure if you’ll see this, I’m a fellow MN IRmysr. I only have 2k subs and do car related content. I own a 2020 c8 corvette and I’m going to make a 2004 Chevy truck faster than the corvette. Let me know if you’re interested in collaborating at all, I’d really appreciate it!

  75. Tom Hill

    Tom Hill

    پیش 6 ماه

    I worked for a machine tool company that built the machines that made the rollers inside the John Deer bailer that rolled the hay to make the round bail. I was involved in the assembly and installation of the equipment at the John Deere Ottumwa works.

  76. That one farmer kid Aka Jaxon

    That one farmer kid Aka Jaxon

    پیش 6 ماه

    Have you seen the new X9 John Deere combine series? Here’s a link!

  77. Drew Mattrisch

    Drew Mattrisch

    پیش 6 ماه

    I live in Wisconsin. And I am proud to say that the Vikings suck and the Packers rule

    • Donald Wallace

      Donald Wallace

      پیش 3 ماه

      @Millennial Farmer 😂🤣😂 ^

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 6 ماه

      What's a packer? 🤣

  78. sparkythebuilder


    پیش 6 ماه

    Ryan is pretty awesome! He's a natural! You need to do a tour of their farm and cows!

  79. Scott S

    Scott S

    پیش 6 ماه

    Great video Zach, good to see you in on a non-millennial tractor LOL, those old 4430s were great tractors, even though we never had one I’m sure they’re great, we had 67 4020 that we used to use quite a bit back in the 70s, I really do miss that thing!!👍

  80. Tanya Privitera

    Tanya Privitera

    پیش 6 ماه

    Why are they doing hay if they do not have cattle 🐄

  81. Ben Carter

    Ben Carter

    پیش 6 ماه

    You can tell a farmer anywhere in the world. They look in every field they drive by! You at 1.50.😂😂

  82. Michael


    پیش 6 ماه

    No poly pick up bands for a Krone baler

  83. Shepard On Google

    Shepard On Google

    پیش 6 ماه

    You need to add a drone to your collection of farming equipment, it will help with things when you need to film others bailing hay, for example, you won't need to chase them across the field haha.

  84. CountyLine Farming

    CountyLine Farming

    پیش 6 ماه

    Just seen you on RFT TV!!!

  85. fgz_sweat TTV

    fgz_sweat TTV

    پیش 6 ماه

    I saw this on RFD TV

  86. Aiden Chambers

    Aiden Chambers

    پیش 6 ماه

    You ever had a tornado

  87. Gus Bergeron

    Gus Bergeron

    پیش 6 ماه

    I just ran across the videos with your dad about the history of y’all farm. I grew up on a sugar cane farm in Southern Louisiana. Those pictures of those old White tractors brought back memories, we had Whites and Olivers. That was some of the best times of my life!!!

  88. Tomi Nagy

    Tomi Nagy

    پیش 6 ماه

    Haling Bay

  89. Olivier Lavertu

    Olivier Lavertu

    پیش 6 ماه

    For when poly on Krone baler?

  90. Todd Behrends

    Todd Behrends

    پیش 6 ماه

    Very interesting video. I love your rapport with everyone that you interview. I will have to try the finger snap when I start videoing .

  91. Nick Ardoin

    Nick Ardoin

    پیش 6 ماه

    Baling hay is pretty fun. It’s an enjoyable time of year for me. It can be stressful though. There’s always rain coming and it’s pretty upsetting when stuff decides to start breaking. But it is fun. Might look into some poly bands for our baler now that I’ve seen this. Sure does quiet one down.

  92. snickrologen


    پیش 6 ماه

    Hey Zach, have a look at the new Massey-Ferguson range the 8s tractors:

  93. 4 Smoking Tailpipes

    4 Smoking Tailpipes

    پیش 6 ماه

    5:24 are you ok? You alright? 😂

  94. Greg Barthol

    Greg Barthol

    پیش 6 ماه

    Agree that Ryan is a natural teacher, well educated and articulate!!

  95. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu

    پیش 6 ماه

    That's going to leave a mark.

  96. Jesse Vanness613

    Jesse Vanness613

    پیش 6 ماه

    Watch from Canada, Ontario for a awhile now. Love your videos. Some big farms around me here in little town madoc.

  97. Sean Bollinger

    Sean Bollinger

    پیش 6 ماه

    All last week I was on vacation in ks helping my grandpa move a lot of hay

  98. Zach Schultz

    Zach Schultz

    پیش 6 ماه

    Always good to see people learning teaching and enjoying farming. Especially like the young kid in the video!

  99. Matthew Beaver

    Matthew Beaver

    پیش 6 ماه

    You ever consider getting a new combine anytime soon? Maybe the new X9 Series? Love the vids. Keep it up, stay safe.

  100. Prairie Sunset Ranch

    Prairie Sunset Ranch

    پیش 6 ماه

    I love seeing Seed farmers making HAY! Well enough watching videos I gotta head out and make some hay! Another great video & cheers 🍻 from Prairie Sunset Ranch ☀️