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  • 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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Comments • 1 417

  • Nathan Melander
    Nathan Melander  3 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  2 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 !!!!

  • Lane Loftis
    Lane Loftis  1 hours back

    Amen. I love farming

    • Gerald Harbin
      Gerald Harbin  11 hours back

      I believe in tilley

      • HartleyYT c
        HartleyYT c  20 hours back

        I live in austrailia you have good crop we had terrible crop weg got 65 bags in a 120 acer paddeck

        • dawson ws
          dawson ws  1 days back

          Till is good

          • Mike Muniak
            Mike Muniak  1 days back

            How big is that shop ,i want one lol

            • Dug Remeriz
              Dug Remeriz  2 days back

              I like tilling it makes it easier to plant in the spring if we’re lucky

              • randy g
                randy g  2 days back

                I recall back in the mid-50’s, a neighbor got sick and about 30 or 40 neighbors, including my dad, got together to plow his wheat stubble for summer fallow. They brought what they had, 3 to 5 bottom plows with levers and rope trips, and tractors with no cabs and no hydraulics. The ladies got together and fixed dinner (lunch). Fast forward 20 or so years, and I had taken a leave from my career to help my dad, who was ill. A neighbor was very ill and 2 neighbors organized the area to help. This time it was disking the wheat stubble for summer fallow. The appointed day came and everyone was supposed to be there at 8am. This was an extremely flat area and tractors and discs were coming from every point of the compass. It was quite a sight. They again brought what they had, old and new, small and four- wheel drive, with discs from 16’ to 50’. There were 52 tractors. As they arrived, the organizers put three into a field, and by noon, over 1500 acres had been done. The ladies had fixed dinner, and the farmer’s family had a bulk truck come out and fueled everyone while we were eating. One of the organizer’s teenage sons had been killed in a car wreck a week earlier, and everybody felt so good it was decided to go and do his. Another 1000 acres. I went back to my career (not in agriculture, unfortunately) and achieved a modicum of success, kudos and recognition, but that one day over 40 years ago is still one of the best memories of my life.

                • Blake Stankiewicz
                  Blake Stankiewicz  2 days back

                  Rest in peace

                • Jace Marks
                  Jace Marks  2 days back

                  Your neighbor seems nice to help you out and I hope your grandpa feels better Zach and you did a good thing to help your neighbor out for their soybean harvest

                  • Mads_sej
                    Mads_sej  3 days back

                    we till all of our fields twice, 5 cm deep and 25 cm deep i love cultivating

                    • Bryon Lako
                      Bryon Lako  3 days back

                      Why do they till every other pass?

                      • Josh Waller
                        Josh Waller  18 hours back

                        It's makes turns easier. You come back in and fill it later.

                    • riley hickey
                      riley hickey  4 days back

                      thanks man

                      • Shiloh Store
                        Shiloh Store  4 days back

                        I don't know why I got to keep going back and liking this video I know I liked and commented on it and it just disappeared

                        • Jason Hudspeth
                          Jason Hudspeth  4 days back

                          Yeah man I love climbing grain bins

                          • monkfoobar
                            monkfoobar  5 days back

                            Drone footage of the neighbors harvest would’ve been awesome

                            • Colton Melka
                              Colton Melka  5 days back

                              When is the farming simulator map is going to be out

                              • TheLisaf10
                                TheLisaf10  5 days 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  6 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  6 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  6 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  6 days back

                                        I Respect the essentials

                                        • K R
                                          K R  7 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  7 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  7 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  7 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                        I lake it

                                                        • Kevin Burgess
                                                          Kevin Burgess  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                            • Aravind .R
                                                              Aravind .R  1 weeks back

                                                              Hai from a Indian farmer

                                                              • Ken G
                                                                Ken G  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                  • Koby Grimsrud
                                                                    Koby Grimsrud  1 weeks back

                                                                    I love that

                                                                    • Zammit agri Videos
                                                                      Zammit agri Videos  1 weeks back

                                                                      Where was this

                                                                      • Sting
                                                                        Sting  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                  • james bernard
                                                                                    james bernard  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                    • Ocky Ock
                                                                                      Ocky Ock  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                      • Adam Tarbaux
                                                                                        Adam Tarbaux  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                                          🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🚜🚜🚜🚜👍👍👍

                                                                                          • Aaron O'Shea
                                                                                            Aaron O'Shea  1 weeks back

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