Farm Communities Come Together

  • Published: 31 October 2019
  • Farm Community Comes Together to help out one of our own. 60 years ago our neighbor Norm was there to help finish our harvest when my grandpa fell ill with cancer. 60 years later our community was able to return the favor. Highlight of my career, it's just what farming communities do. #payitforward

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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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Comments • 1 400

  • Nathan Melander
    Nathan Melander  2 weeks back

    In 1998 my grandpa passed away everyone came over had 5 combines going got the the beans done in one day it was so great to see it I was in college that day but we took pictures

    • Larry Sutton
      Larry Sutton  1 weeks back

      Helping neighbors in need is what a good neighbor should do but unfortunately in this day and age it is getting to be a rare thing so I applaud you and everyone else who does take the time to help out and keep our values going in the right direction 👍

    • Jack Fox
      Jack Fox  2 weeks back

      My dad finish beans 2 weeks ago

    • uncle matts farm
      uncle matts farm  2 weeks back

      Class act love it

    • John Redcornholio
      John Redcornholio  2 weeks back

      They say the oldest profffesion in SOCIETY is prostitution...

      But OBVIOUSLY farming and agricultur proves all those ancient was hookers were wrong!!

    • Kohala Iron  Works
      Kohala Iron Works  2 weeks back

      Sorry for your loss..just lost my Daddy about 4 weeks ago. But all your neighbors jumping in & bringing in the harvest??? That is goosebump stuff!!! I would be crying & harvesting till it's all done!!! I don't know how to operate a combine, but semi belly dumps are 1 of my specialties. I'd have a 5gallon bucket full of tear & snot soaked shop rags. Although I got bigger arms than Legarms (LOL) I really sensitive...especially where Parents & Grandparents are concered. Thank God for good neighbors !!!!

  • monkfoobar
    monkfoobar  5 hours back

    Drone footage of the neighbors harvest would’ve been awesome

    • Colton Melka
      Colton Melka  6 hours back

      When is the farming simulator map is going to be out

      • TheLisaf10
        TheLisaf10  7 hours back

        My cousin passed away suddenly in a horrible freak sprayer accident in 2017 . All the neighbours helped out to get the wheat off then the beans in the fall . It was unbelievable the amount of love and support we had . Very emotional. Farmers are the best . Thank you for helping out the family.

        • Spencer Neugebauer
          Spencer Neugebauer  1 days back

          We have been practicing no-till for 20+ years at our farm in eastern SD and have seen the fertility and soil health increase drastically with yields for corn and soybeans. Wet planting conditions in the spring time have recently been an issue with Mother Nature though. Soil compositions definitely plays a role for in what to till and what not to till.

          • Ratdog 305
            Ratdog 305  1 days back

            Tillage is still done by a good portion of farmers in Ohio. It is a proven method for preparing the ground

            • Erika Bowser
              Erika Bowser  1 days back

              Tillage sucks been out of it for 20 years. Waste of time and money and just putting hours that don't need to be on your tractor.

              • stephen ziemianski
                stephen ziemianski  1 days back

                I Respect the essentials

                • K R
                  K R  2 days back

                  we need tog et to a point in this country where we all come together and look out for each other again and lose the political tribalism on a whole, country-wide.

                  • Steve O
                    Steve O  2 days back

                    how do I like this more than once? Cool to watch the community come together. Thanks for the video

                    • Tommy Hayworth
                      Tommy Hayworth  2 days back

                      U have to do what u need to do to make it work 4 u in the spring. I enjoy ur channel very much .Very informative.

                      • Jannie Smit
                        Jannie Smit  2 days back

                        Here in South Africa few guy's use no-till planters but most of usalso feal its a have to more than a want to.I myself don't think your doing any harm because you are putting a lot back into the soil. Nice job on helping your neighbors. How many South Africans is working on your farm yearly? I'm heading to Kansas maybe next year.

                        • Stevie Barner
                          Stevie Barner  2 days back

                          I got woozy when you showed the view from the top. Ugh

                          • Guillermo BuenoHernandez

                            You may need new disk, for your old programs.

                            • Chris Harris
                              Chris Harris  3 days back

                              My favorite video yet! And I’ve watched them all. A ton of a respect to you man!
                              -from a good ol’ boy from KY.

                              • David Ward
                                David Ward  3 days back

                                I lake it

                                • Kevin Burgess
                                  Kevin Burgess  4 days back

                                  This is so cool! It gives me hope for humanity knowing there are still good people out there, like those in your community.

                                  • FASTSHAFT
                                    FASTSHAFT  4 days back

                                    I love Walker farms but I'm more a green fan

                                    • Aravind .R
                                      Aravind .R  4 days back

                                      Hai from a Indian farmer

                                      • Ken G
                                        Ken G  4 days back

                                        When I was a kid my Dad got his hand caught in a new idea mounted ear corn picker. We had 40 neighbors come over to help get our corn out in one day, ear corn and shell corn. It was really a sight to come home from school and see all the tractors, wagons and corn pickers. For every farmer there was his wife to help my mom feed everyone. I was really glad to come from a community like that.

                                        • Austin Wohlmuth
                                          Austin Wohlmuth  4 days back

                                          I've been taking over by alien spacecraft Zack😂😂😂

                                          • Koby Grimsrud
                                            Koby Grimsrud  4 days back

                                            I love that

                                            • Zammit agri Videos
                                              Zammit agri Videos  4 days back

                                              Where was this

                                              • Sting
                                                Sting  4 days back

                                                Many farmers are good people but those farmers around me would just as soon cut your nuts off if they sense a weakness. Ohio.

                                                • Tim Sutherland
                                                  Tim Sutherland  4 days back

                                                  The technology is simply amazing to a person who grew up around farming. My Mother could never get over no till planting. She thought you needed to turn it over.

                                                  • Rollz 2
                                                    Rollz 2  5 days back

                                                    I like tillage and I especially like seeing all the cool rigs however I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t have to the guys around here don’t do it often sometimes just in the spring to get the soil over and dry it up to get it ready to plant

                                                    • Dennis Murphey
                                                      Dennis Murphey  5 days back

                                                      The digital control and touch screens are so dang awesome i am amazed at where you are today. Great Stuff.

                                                      • Dennis Murphey
                                                        Dennis Murphey  5 days back

                                                        Yes Farm Families always help each other and no payback is ever expected or required, even on our flat and black fields of Illinois Oh and we had Red Gear! But a Green Lawn Mower! Chevy Trucks. Just love hearing all this like i am back on the farm kinda. Great Stuff. I need to send you a calendar and little book about throwback times in Central Illinois. Hit a fence POST!!!!! Dad would have killed me, our red 403 would not have digested that, Grandma always brought out the cold drink in the summer and the hot drink in the winter. Dad driving in late, at dark, lights on and dirt flying. God I miss it, D

                                                        • Scott Shields
                                                          Scott Shields  5 days back

                                                          You guys ever get down to Diamond Joes at Clear Lake for some relaxing at the Casino ?

                                                          • james bernard
                                                            james bernard  5 days back

                                                            Back- it's pretty impressive the wealth of farming knowledge you share with us! Ty👍👍

                                                            • Ocky Ock
                                                              Ocky Ock  5 days back

                                                              I'm an inner-city kid but I always wanted to be a farmer

                                                              • Adam Tarbaux
                                                                Adam Tarbaux  5 days back

                                                                Have you guys ever thought about strip tilling because it only tilles where you plant it will keep the compaction down and prevents the top soil from eroding.

                                                                • Northern Redneck
                                                                  Northern Redneck  5 days back


                                                                  • Aaron O'Shea
                                                                    Aaron O'Shea  5 days back

                                                                    I love this sense of community. What a superb gesture. Things like this restore my faith in humanity.

                                                                    • stetson hays
                                                                      stetson hays  6 days back

                                                                      When the community come together to help another farmer it really is something special. My father in law doesnt get along with many other famers around us (buy land and other deals) create some friction, but when he has 3 strokes and was in the hospital at the same time we were trying to seed tobacco, we had people we never talked to and others we have had issues with come on there own free will and give us a hand, when he got out of the hospital all tobacco was seeded greenhouses ready and everything. Farmers have to have eachothers back, even if I dont like someone, if someone needs a hand, we all have your back

                                                                      • Dave Schowengerdt
                                                                        Dave Schowengerdt  6 days back

                                                                        farmers, ranchers are some of the best people in the world. thank you for helping that family out

                                                                        • WJ Sayers
                                                                          WJ Sayers  6 days back


                                                                          • SD Rancher
                                                                            SD Rancher  6 days back

                                                                            Just a few years ago our neighbor got laid up with an injury where he couldn't combine his oil sunflowers and all the neighbors got together and we had over 12 combines along with 4 grain carts and 8 trucks running to his bins. It's beautiful when people come together to help their fellow man. Agriculture is a beautiful thing.

                                                                            • Rez Hunter
                                                                              Rez Hunter  6 days back

                                                                              Y’all my best friend died of cancer and all the school farmers joined and got 400 ah 10 combines 5 grain carts 10 semi

                                                                              • trt7979
                                                                                trt7979  1 weeks back

                                                                                spiffy :)
                                                                                long johns:)
                                                                                You can stop and enjoy the view. That is where the fanciest bathrooms are.
                                                                                Minnesota <3
                                                                                Don't talk to my wife!
                                                                                Supper :)
                                                                                She's a bute Clark:)

                                                                                • J PR
                                                                                  J PR  1 weeks back

                                                                                  A guys gotta do what a guys gotta do

                                                                                  • Bob Fromm
                                                                                    Bob Fromm  1 weeks back

                                                                                    After being bombarded with all the ugliness in the world, it is things like this that prove that this is still a world full of caring people, willing to help neighbors in need. This is the kind of stuff that we need to start seeing on day to day news. Celebrate the good people, prove to the world that people still are decent and they still care about the people around them.

                                                                                    • colescountyprospector
                                                                                      colescountyprospector  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Im born and raised a " CITY BOY " Dropped into the farming community just to drive a truck for harvest, then .. could you chisel a little ? Then what about a few hours in the spring? Before I knew it someone had to tend the sprayer and of course roadsides had to be mowed..... Almost 12 years later I'm wondering how to get out of this ?

                                                                                      • Tank
                                                                                        Tank  1 weeks back

                                                                                        All them different colors out there in the field volunteering looks a little like Christmas

                                                                                        • Eric Hollopeter
                                                                                          Eric Hollopeter  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Hey zack could you please make a video about what kind of cold weather gear you wear such as bibs and coats and such. Thanks
                                                                                          Union city , Indiana

                                                                                          • Tom Hunter
                                                                                            Tom Hunter  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I have a smaller farm with older equipment none of the planters are no till so I need to plow.

                                                                                            • Eric Smith
                                                                                              Eric Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Would love to see a few tillage passes without auto-steer vs those with auto-steer. Just to see how big of a difference it truly is. Lol

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