10 Year Old Baling Hay!

Apr 5, 2021
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10 Year Old Bailing Hay- We had a lot of fun driving some hay baling equipment. Thanks to Trevor Bales for having us out!
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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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  • I like the white truck he never drove before, looks like a semi-truck operating backward.

    Thomas SmithThomas Smith2 hours ago
  • Impressive

    Hans HoerdemannHans Hoerdemann8 hours ago
  • Sonic is salty soul food :-)

    LSE LLC (Lumanet Solar Energy LLC)LSE LLC (Lumanet Solar Energy LLC)10 hours ago
  • Onyx: what do I do when I get to the end..... Zach: panic and scream 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Josiah WiebeJosiah Wiebe16 hours ago
  • Great to see. I started in 3rd grade on a 450 farmall.

    Billy UhlirBilly Uhlir19 hours ago
  • We had a bale wagon for many years. It’s wasn’t self propelled but it sure beat picking it up by hand. That’s what you buy when your a one man show.

    Sandra ClarkSandra ClarkDay ago
  • Wow! He’s younger then me and bailing hay!?! Lucky!

    StagsStagsDay ago
  • Love your videos

    Alexander RamalhoAlexander RamalhoDay ago
  • Hello Zach Where is this at ? Nice hay operation.

    Jason MitchellJason MitchellDay ago
  • Full support here watching.new friend here waiting my friend.

  • 👍

    hessuhopo100hessuhopo100Day ago
  • 7:45 the time stuff gets interesting

    Astroid LambAstroid LambDay ago
  • You're feeding glyphosate treated soil/product to your customer's horses/family members. Are you telling your customer base you are using RoundUp? The horse owners in my family would be none to happy to learn that the feed/soil was ever touched by glyphosate.

    Randall Snyder, Jr.Randall Snyder, Jr.Day ago
  • That’s how I learned to dra tractor and how to bale hay just took me to the tractor and dropped me off saying figure it out😂

    Miller JakeMiller JakeDay ago
  • "Bales" hay...nominative determinism.

    Peter ZweckPeter ZweckDay ago
  • my apologies mate I accidentally posted that comment without actually finishing it first (was half asleep (working graveyard)) but no offense intended. I can completely understand how that came off as being an asshat but I've since edited my comment and posted it in it's (intended) entirety so maybe now you'll see I'm on your side! What I get for YouTubing and falling asleep thus my apologies! That's some sick JD equipment though...wish I had started on something bigger than a JD4300

    Chris MarshallChris Marshall2 days ago
  • Nice.

    Michael DennisMichael Dennis2 days ago
  • At ten my dad told me to hook up the plow to the tractor and start spring plowing, 5 hours later he came over and said 11:30 at night, time to go to the house and get cleaned up for bed. I had been running the old 4000 Ford baling hay while he stacked the wagon since I was 7.

    Michael VogelMichael Vogel2 days ago
  • Is that a 1984 Chevy/ GMC pick up on those shirts 4x4?

    Dave KingsleyDave Kingsley2 days ago
  • That kid will not need collage for his carrier he’s already started his career

    Henry MillerHenry Miller2 days ago
  • Very interesting Awesome. Amazed at the machinery so automated and precise.

    Eugene ReinardEugene Reinard2 days ago
  • A farm is the best place to raise a family. Kids learn so much more about life and good values than anywhere else. Love the videos.

    Heather KohlweyHeather Kohlwey2 days ago
  • Every time I see Oynx on camera I gain more and more faith in the younger generation.. let's me know we are not doomed

    Matt SpoonerMatt Spooner2 days ago
  • I used to irrigate at my grandpas ranch, those were long all night shifts. Minimum 12 hours. In Northern California we call the port holes, takeouts, and the area between the borders we call checks checks.

    Chris DartingChris Darting2 days ago
  • Set it on the bunny🐇!!!🚜

    Steven NickelsSteven Nickels2 days ago
  • good job

    Carson VanScoyCarson VanScoy2 days ago
  • The fluid that you put on the windrow drys the windrow out actually

    Bobs farming ChannelBobs farming Channel2 days ago
  • I love the fact that you are so family centered in your videos. Also, what cameras do you use?

    Glory Ridge FarmsteadGlory Ridge Farmstead2 days ago
  • So that buddy seat looks a bit small!!!

    JohnJohn2 days ago
  • Awesome

    Scott KleinScott Klein2 days ago

    Marc WMarc W2 days ago
  • Yeah what is a husk? 😆. Daisy dukes only!!!

    Adam WisemanAdam Wiseman2 days ago
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    Vk status sanchoreVk status sanchore2 days ago
  • This video brings back so many good memories for me. Running in the ditches as a kid. Taking my shift on the swather with my dad and brother, as we would run it around the clock until the all the hay was cut. Then, when the hay was ready, my uncle would wake me early to join him, another uncle and my grandpa to bale while the dew was on. Really great memories. Thanks for sharing this video. Onyx is a blessed young man.

    George RisenmayGeorge Risenmay2 days ago
  • Must be nice to bale hay where your have to worry about putting moisture into the hay, we have to worry about getting it out!

    Bryan GinderBryan Ginder2 days ago
  • Best USworldsr ever

    jake5400 jake5400jake5400 jake54002 days ago
  • hi

    Brett D StephensBrett D Stephens2 days ago
  • the biggest issue for a millennial was the steering!!

    Aston McleodAston Mcleod2 days ago
  • Teach them young

    MrJeep75MrJeep753 days ago
  • Das your son have any old shoes like Nike shoes

    James ThompsonJames Thompson3 days ago
  • Fun vlog.

    S. AshcraftS. Ashcraft3 days ago
  • It is good to see a young person learning. There seem to be a big difference between baling hay and putting up hay. Baling is a lot of tractor riding. Putting up hay is dust, sweat and hard work. Of course that was the 1950's.

    Tom WaskomTom Waskom3 days ago
  • impressive - thanks for sharing sir.

    Rick HaassRick Haass3 days ago
  • Adding moisture sounds strange to this Aussie, especially after seeing heat and moisture destroy hay bales (Centre of the bales turned to a fine white ash) and told of a barn fire that start because of moisture in the hay. Love the mini kenworth as a forklift, I've never seen anything like it before

    Broony SaintBroony Saint3 days ago
  • Enjoyed seeing doing hay on steroids. My how have changed.

    Mark GambleMark Gamble3 days ago
  • That boy is already smarter than 90% of the snowflakes graduating from college with B.S. useless degrees. Keep up the good parenting. I learned everything I know from the farm.

    SuzukiKid400SuzukiKid4003 days ago
  • Just a darn minute !! All of your children have broken an arm ?? Just watched more videos and realize that I have seen three casts during that intense activity. Accident-prone or just plain "adventurous" offspring ?

    WDRDIYManWDRDIYMan3 days ago
  • hey i bale affeye

    DaniDani3 days ago
  • Wow Buckeye AZ. When I drove L.A. to Dallas twice a week we would jump off I-10 at Buckeye and take highway 85 down to Gila Bend and then catch I-8. We did that to miss all the traffic in Phoenix. It always looked like a nice, small town and over the years it started to really build up with Walmarts etc

    K27fanK27fan3 days ago
  • The baling is genius!!!

    djwheels66djwheels663 days ago
  • What a great young man, you are doing thing right Dad!

    Tim TraverTim Traver3 days ago
  • The dairy and feedlot industry around here feeds tremendous quantities of hay. Hay is brought in from hundreds of miles to satisfy the need. Almost all large bales. Small bales are very expensive because of the labor shortage. Onyx could spend summers here and make college .funds in short order!

    Robert ReznikRobert Reznik3 days ago
  • I used to stack bales at my neighbors farm, ( like 80 pounders) !...but I was never in Trevor's shape ! He hit the DNA jackpot ! lucky soandso !

  • I was so little when I started running the bailer. I had to stand my entire body on the clutch to stop the tractor and my dad would take it out of gear. Probably not the safest, but that’s being a farm kid. They get what ever work out of you they can ASAP. Wouldn’t have it any other way!

    BryanBryan3 days ago
  • Seems like yesterday you had him driving the grain cart.. How time flies by..

    SomeoneSomeone3 days ago
  • I hope I don't sound racist, but Latinos are some of the hardest working people.

    Mike WasfaretMike Wasfaret3 days ago
    • That's not racist at all. They're extremely hard workers!

      Millennial FarmerMillennial Farmer3 days ago
  • I’m a farmer from the same state

    Hartz FarmsHartz Farms3 days ago
  • why not get a bale baron way easier and quicker

    William NealeWilliam Neale3 days ago
  • its nice to see how diffrent hay is made from contry to contry. forexsample in danmark the bales we make her were i am from weights about 350 kg

    Johannes Mønsted JensenJohannes Mønsted Jensen3 days ago
  • I live in Cedar City, UT where that steam baler is made. You should check it out on your next trip to the west. SW Utah is great place year round.

    Christopher NowakChristopher Nowak3 days ago
  • I have been baling sice I was 8 and im 12

    Miiku LehtonenMiiku Lehtonen3 days ago
  • “my wife is pregnant” “Congratulations btw” “I haven’t told anyone one yet” “yea” nice one

    KalleKalle3 days ago
  • I live in buckeye too I've been to that sonic

    Austin HiceAustin Hice3 days ago
  • It would be great to see if he was actually driving like an old 3000 Ford, 35 Ferguson, whatever number John Deere and pulling a baler not an automated machine that stacks and loads etc. Its cool he gets to drive but... im just let down.

    JWBEATY1012JWBEATY10123 days ago
  • Nice one my first tractor job when I was 10 was rolling I started balling when I was 14 memories that last forever

    Farmer BrooksFarmer Brooks3 days ago
  • 0:44 "cute chickens" lol

    BlitzzBlitzz3 days ago
  • Our farm does hay and I drive a 9770 massey ferguson swather

  • I started driving a tractor the day I graduated 3’rd grade. The next day I started plowing the fields. That was in 1969. Things were different back then, I don’t know if farmers start their kids working the fields that early these days.

    David E PoolDavid E Pool3 days ago
    • My oldest was out in the fields helping with hay by age 5. He's 15 now and doesn't care much for driving, but he'll stack hay all day long!

      Hillbilly NurseHillbilly NurseDay ago
  • It,s sad really i bet you make more money off youtube than one of your hard hands make a year . You farmers spend all that money on toys n machines but always go cheap on your help ! I never figured out why all your stuff is more important than all your help never meet a farmer who pays his help what they deserve .. very sad ! Yes sir iam a wore out farm hand ...

    Fred HeaderFred Header3 days ago
    • This wasn't my farm but the Bales family has multiple employees who have worked with them for decades. Seems to me like they must treat them well enough?

      Millennial FarmerMillennial Farmer3 days ago
  • It makes me happy to see Onyx so happy farming with his dad and enjoying tractors!

    Quinlan FerrenQuinlan Ferren3 days ago
  • Where do they live

    NovaNova3 days ago
  • Great to see the next generation learning the ways of the land. He’s the future of farming and ranching! It’s one of the things that makes America great. Proud of him!

    David ChaseDavid Chase3 days ago
  • That mower looks like it’s also a conditioner

    Bruce LarrowBruce Larrow3 days ago
  • Imagine how much nitrogen is in that soil if they crop alfalfa consistently

    Bruce LarrowBruce Larrow3 days ago
  • Thanks again Zack for showing us more farmers in other parts of the USA Truly enjoyed

    Tim SutherlandTim Sutherland3 days ago
  • Love the smile on Onyx’s face. Love the respect of how you two talk him and explain how things work and let him experience the usage of the equipment.

    Eric TraceEric Trace3 days ago
  • Interesting video Zach 👍👍

    stumpy2816stumpy28163 days ago
  • I worked a pipeline job in Buckeye in 08.

    Ryan JerniganRyan Jernigan3 days ago
  • And why not many farm kids start running equipment early in life I for instance ran a chainsaw and wood lathes drill press's rock saws many examples

    Patrick JerniganPatrick Jernigan3 days ago
  • How you keep a eye on your dogs went driving , always scared you hit one.. Or they just know to stay out of the way

    Susjka xxxSusjka xxx3 days ago
  • remember it's not child labor if you don't pay them.

    LKSimbalvrLKSimbalvr3 days ago
    • thats a joke, don't take it seriously.

      LKSimbalvrLKSimbalvr3 days ago
  • Hey from Romania 😊

    Barselona GabrielBarselona Gabriel3 days ago
  • Hi

    Rayner ERayner E4 days ago
  • good job onyx nice to see your dad enjoyed the visit zack

    stanley jonesstanley jones4 days ago
  • My grass is not even green yet, and urs is ready to cut? How hot is there?

    sosnax1sosnax14 days ago
  • Great 10 yr Old baling Hay Vlog, thanks for sharing

    Tony MckeageTony Mckeage4 days ago
  • Good Question - Onxy: "What should I do when I get to the end?" Zach: "Panic and Scream."

    Mike SchaeferMike Schaefer4 days ago
  • Onyx looks like his mother, has your smile.

    Richard AkinsRichard Akins4 days ago
  • In Australia we call those borders check banks and they are fun as fuck to jump on a motorbike

    Myles CaminMyles Camin4 days ago
  • Every boy should get to drive a tractor. For me, it was driving the log skidder at forestry camp.

    Dry RoastedDry Roasted4 days ago
  • Am a new subscriber I use to do that back in 1972 use to help my uncle i was 8 years old driving a 1956 Ford pickup with a 100 gallons of diesel in the back taking lunch to my uncle and the other operator while they eat I use to fill up the tractor's with diesel and then I could operate the massi Ferguson or the international turbo those were the days then my father dragged me to California and turned to a gangster a mannes to society but my ex wife kinda save me and become a certify Ford technician

    Ricardo UrenoRicardo Ureno4 days ago
  • Their idea of "running a baler" is a lot different than when I worked for farms as a teenager 45 years ago. Trailers had to be hand stacked, then hand loaded onto the conveyor to the barn loft, then hand stacked again in the loft. Farmers paid by the bail, so they maxed out the bales and used wire to bind them instead of twine - straw bales went about 95-105lbs, hay as much as 135-140lbs. This usually in 90* heat, wearing flannel long sleeved shirts to keep from getting scratched raw. Weren't any 10 year olds in a field then.

    Willie ShawWillie Shaw4 days ago
  • Great video 📹 zach 👏..I'm from the Yorkshire dales in the UK originally a farmer 🚜 there had a bright orange ALLIS charmers baler ...used to love haytime as a kid..some strong 💪 men throwing them bales around for sure lol 😆!!..he's a great driver your son ..

    smilersmiler4 days ago
  • חזק מעוד, זק

    Motty SternMotty Stern4 days ago
  • Welcome to Arizona we get a little amount of rain

    Calvin TroutmanCalvin Troutman4 days ago
  • Love the tours!

    Brandon ThomasBrandon Thomas4 days ago
  • Yep..............I STILL love field trip days! It was neat to see the Bales operation. I'd never seen such a large scale hay operation before this. We grew up in a farming community, so I've seen 100 acres fields of hay being harvested, but never on the scale these folks are at!

    PNW RCPNW RC4 days ago
  • Hey, I’m only 2 and 1/2 years old but I was considering some advice on starting a farm

    J WJ W4 days ago
  • Zach, make sure there's a 6th generation farmer and please DO NOT sell to Bill Gates (THE largest farm land owner)

    GeorgeGeorge4 days ago
  • A bailer with a hydraulic kicker and a hay wagon is much more fun when your a kid driving the tractor. Great video.

    David NapperDavid Napper4 days ago