Cover Crops, Conservation and Iowa Storm Damage

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Millennial Farmer

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Cover Crops, Conservation and more Iowa Storm Damage- Day 2 and 3 of Iowa travels
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rnedisc
rnedisc 18 kun oldin
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.
Jim Oliphant
Jim Oliphant Oy oldin
Great show Covington la
Brett Miller
Brett Miller 2 oy oldin
Where it's not plastered on the ground it's pretty fd up
Donald Wallace
Donald Wallace 3 oy oldin
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.
dale stpirerre
dale stpirerre 3 oy oldin
Any updates on the harvest? Or total loss?
chevyman chase
chevyman chase 3 oy oldin
My home town is Washington and I went to school with Mitchell’s brother David.
chevyman chase
chevyman chase 3 oy oldin
I’ve been to molers to get equipment worked on for a friend. Also went to school with Charlie.
c&r performance Tucker
c&r performance Tucker 3 oy oldin
Crazy i thought we had it bad in the quadcity's. But clearly not as bad as alot of other area's
JAMES ONEILL
JAMES ONEILL 3 oy oldin
Hi
Jaron Hand
Jaron Hand 3 oy oldin
Heck ya. I live about 20 minutes west of Cedar Rapids on hwy 30.
The Green Bastard
The Green Bastard 3 oy oldin
Mater ah feckt tew yeers agew I bleew the mowter in et😂 who’s the actor that played that kid
Travis Kaeb
Travis Kaeb 4 oy oldin
Those KSI conveyors are made in my home town! In fact the K stands for Kaeb, my last name!
Daniel Hurt
Daniel Hurt 4 oy oldin
Barley and mustard in Iowa, never would have thunk it
Tom Vicarri LtColDaddy71
Tom Vicarri LtColDaddy71 4 oy oldin
DUMB QUESTION for a new guy. Could that downed crop be round bailed or harvested for silage?
Tom Vicarri LtColDaddy71
Tom Vicarri LtColDaddy71 4 oy oldin
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.
chris zag
chris zag 4 oy oldin
can you send me some corn befor you get wd40 on it (:
Maria Chavez
Maria Chavez 4 oy oldin
I like that Case 240 Magnum That’s a big upgrade for my Dad He has a Case JX 95 in Mexico
Cody Baesler
Cody Baesler 4 oy oldin
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.
Yep
Yep 4 oy oldin
I just left Tama Iowa from storm work a lot of the farmers have already turned the fields
John Gillen
John Gillen 4 oy oldin
Do you listen to Colt Ford
waterskiingfool
waterskiingfool 4 oy oldin
Did you trade motor blowing stories with the kids? Maybe the capella header from last fall would help those farmers some
Dixie Charm Estate Sales, VA
Dixie Charm Estate Sales, VA 4 oy oldin
Cole lives over by the fans . Lol
General Draven
General Draven 4 oy oldin
Einstein?
Jackson Heim
Jackson Heim 4 oy oldin
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!😁
bubgod
bubgod 4 oy oldin
If those grain bins had been full would they have stood up to the storm better?
HOUSE OF CARDS
HOUSE OF CARDS 4 oy oldin
Do you recon they made any electricity with those windmills during the storm?
christophe leblanc
christophe leblanc 4 oy oldin
the knowledge those youngsters have already at that age ,,, is a rare thing these days, impressive ,,,
Dylan Beasley
Dylan Beasley 4 oy oldin
u were only and hour or two from where i live
Dylan Beasley
Dylan Beasley 4 oy oldin
heck u should have came and farmed with us
iBelieve
iBelieve 4 oy oldin
Sup
TheOneWho Watches
TheOneWho Watches 4 oy oldin
Case is sooo cute!! 😂
Ed Harm
Ed Harm 4 oy oldin
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.
Tshocker 593235
Tshocker 593235 4 oy oldin
You went by my road. I live a couple miles outside of Radcliffe on Zublin. It is the road before that power station
Dziadek
Dziadek 4 oy oldin
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?
James Drumwright
James Drumwright 4 oy oldin
Proof once again, that farmers are some of the best people in the world. Thank you Zach.
Matt_Waddy
Matt_Waddy 4 oy oldin
We've got a Culver's and I've never cared to try it, but you keep showing it and now I'm intrigued!
Роман Таврический
Роман Таврический 4 oy oldin
To gather that corn use the wheat header.
EpicNubie
EpicNubie 4 oy oldin
Who brought Einstein back from the dead?
Shawn Doran
Shawn Doran 4 oy oldin
need a t-shirt "everything is a test plot"
Zander Junge
Zander Junge 4 oy oldin
I live in the Iowa City Cedar Rapids area
G Pickering
G Pickering 4 oy oldin
OMG those kids are comical 🤣🤣
Brandon Rowland
Brandon Rowland 4 oy oldin
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 4 oy oldin
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.
Chris Darting
Chris Darting 4 oy oldin
"the buildings are on the roofs"
Cdunham2978
Cdunham2978 4 oy oldin
@9:30 your Napoleon Dynamite quote was not missed. And it was of legend. Now... Tina! Eat the food!
Dean Larsen
Dean Larsen 4 oy oldin
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.
Eric Fermin
Eric Fermin 4 oy oldin
Juxtapose those kids @14:00 talking about farming with the entitled snowflakes smashing windows and burning businesses. Thank God for the heartland.
Brent Leckner
Brent Leckner 4 oy oldin
IT JUST BLESSES HEART TO SEE THE YOUNG KIDS SO INVOLVED IN THE FARM AND USE EQUIPMENT AT A VERY YOUNG AGE, IT WILL MAKE THEM SUCH GOOD AMERICANS!!!!!
Heartland Trading Post
Heartland Trading Post 4 oy oldin
Those kids were awesome. Thanks Zach. God Bless.
Old Time Farm Boy
Old Time Farm Boy 4 oy oldin
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.
Allen Meyer
Allen Meyer 4 oy oldin
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
Magnus Eriksson
Magnus Eriksson 4 oy oldin
Millennial Farmer its terrible.. i fel so sorry fore this pepole . in Sweden we have some storms . Butt not like this
mljantz
mljantz 4 oy oldin
Great video Zach. Have you had the race car out this summer ? Hows your sons racing going ?
Shovel Guggelheim
Shovel Guggelheim 4 oy oldin
Maybe they shouldn't of turned all those fans on at the same time?
3d Waffle
3d Waffle 4 oy oldin
i wonder if them farmers are gonna end up selling a lot of that corn for dairy farmers to chop
Stew Manchu
Stew Manchu 4 oy oldin
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.
c D
c D 4 oy oldin
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
Tim Stevens
Tim Stevens 4 oy oldin
Vewy vewy intawesting
Steve Rosenberger
Steve Rosenberger 4 oy oldin
Boring video.
Terry Arnold
Terry Arnold 4 oy oldin
You probably went through Mount Vernon where I grew up. Lots of devastation there.
Froofather
Froofather 4 oy oldin
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.
bassinbythepounds
bassinbythepounds 4 oy oldin
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
Charles Tucker
Charles Tucker 4 oy oldin
@ 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". uzpost.info/vision/video/m55pxdGapKSij2Q.html
T F
T F 4 oy oldin
Bioreactor? They're called cat tails...they grow in every ditch and marsh...
Alan Kessel
Alan Kessel 4 oy oldin
It’s pronounced Warshington Iowa... you’re in the Midwest!
Tim Palmer
Tim Palmer 4 oy oldin
6:31 "everything's a test plot" Nice Mitch!
Jeremy O
Jeremy O 4 oy oldin
Belted Galloways. Oreos that supply their own milk!
Pamela Glowczwski
Pamela Glowczwski 4 oy oldin
MN Millennial Farmer is getting hammered on Mike Mitchells UZpost site, about being in John Deere's pocket. It would be nice to see Zach Johnson stand up for himself. Just Saying!
Joe Herb
Joe Herb 4 oy oldin
I live right next to Radcliffe that is so cool
fuelfumes
fuelfumes 4 oy oldin
stopping to look at that awful pile of green machines and driving a Chevy...son its time we had a talk
eb17816
eb17816 4 oy oldin
The building are on the roof. I'm going to use that one.
Valentus SlimROAST
Valentus SlimROAST 4 oy oldin
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
Jade Sheetz
Jade Sheetz 4 oy oldin
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!
Iowan KidFarmer
Iowan KidFarmer 4 oy oldin
You were one mile from are farm
Boston carpenter
Boston carpenter 4 oy oldin
Hope you guys are alright. Farmers work to hard for this to happen.
Ron Eibling
Ron Eibling 4 oy oldin
Prayers to all the Iowa farmers 🙏 Thanks for the tour Zac so rest of country can see the devastation
Giga Nano
Giga Nano 4 oy oldin
I'm pretty sure I'm going to start using "oh, mustard stubble" as a way of swearing...
Varrig's Channel
Varrig's Channel 4 oy oldin
Is draining batteries by standing near them a super power?
richardj ellis
richardj ellis 4 oy oldin
🤔🤔🤔 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.
richardj ellis
richardj ellis 4 oy oldin
😲😲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.
richardj ellis
richardj ellis 4 oy oldin
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 😘
Brady Streich
Brady Streich 4 oy oldin
“The big ol tool” Love your vids Zack, stay safe.
Ryan Linden
Ryan Linden 4 oy oldin
Lies, that's Geraldo Rivera. lol
Seanzy W.
Seanzy W. 4 oy oldin
Did have dyslexia, buildings are on the roof ..🤔
Big Rig Tv
Big Rig Tv 4 oy oldin
Random question what's push sweeper do you have?
Summer Rancher
Summer Rancher 4 oy oldin
Mitchell is Fred Savage's doppelganger.
Austin B
Austin B 4 oy oldin
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. www.gofundme.com/f/24b61pv9tc
legofreak88884444
legofreak88884444 4 oy oldin
I wonder how Kassouth county IA is doing after the Duratio hit
David Ramsour
David Ramsour 4 oy oldin
What flavor are the oreo striped cattle? Never seen those before.
Justin Phelps
Justin Phelps 4 oy oldin
Get that man some sunglasses.
Steve Cartagena
Steve Cartagena 4 oy oldin
Oreo cows. My granddaughter wants to know if that is where Oreo ice cream comes from. ;)
TheGsellers
TheGsellers 4 oy oldin
waiting on Culvers to sponsor you.... Visit more kids, that was awesome.
Garrett Sims
Garrett Sims 4 oy oldin
I would hate to have that happen. I bet they end up using bean heads
Klossner Farms
Klossner Farms 4 oy oldin
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.
Neake22
Neake22 4 oy oldin
Mini Austin powers.
Bigford15
Bigford15 4 oy oldin
@Mnmillenialfarmer what's the brand of sunglasses you wear other than your Oakley's?
ye ti
ye ti 4 oy oldin
belted galloway cattle, nice to see some old scots breeds out there in america 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👌🏻
Jeff B
Jeff B 4 oy oldin
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 :/
Vaneps0
Vaneps0 4 oy oldin
Figured the USDA would say everything’s fine
Corey
Corey 4 oy oldin
Those young kids were awesome !!! Could make a show with those guys alone!!!
The Grumpy Farmer
The Grumpy Farmer 4 oy oldin
No USDA still says record Crop so it’s the opposite they think Iowa is great
89Showtime
89Showtime 4 oy oldin
holy shit, that bin at 0:38 O.O
Nolan Glomski
Nolan Glomski 4 oy oldin
Use a pickup head to pick up the corn
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