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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

It's a sign of the times when farmers make more money advocating for the industry on social media than actually farming. Zach Johnson, who grows corn and soybeans in Minnesota, is known in YouTube circles as MN Millennial Farmer. It's a role, he says, that's provided him and his wife, Becky, about five times more in earnings than he can make on the family farm in the last year.

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Had no idea he was making so much money off his following lol, I subscribe to the Millennial Farmer feed and a few others. They're living the life I would be in an alt life timeline

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-07-23 03:58 PM | Reply


I really hope the family farms are able to survive the financial and legal onslaught of the monster commercial agriculture industry.

The documentary Food, Inc. was quite information, though it might be a little dated by now. Or it might be even more appropriate.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-23 04:05 PM | Reply

No farms, no food. Buy Local. Buy Organic.

Support family farms at your local farmers market.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-23 04:13 PM | Reply

socialblade.com

$10.3K - $165.4K

ESTIMATED YEARLY EARNINGS

Somewhere in that range lol.

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-23 05:45 PM | Reply

You go where the money is.

#5 | Posted by bat4255 at 2019-07-23 06:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He's too small to make money soybean farming. Those farms are 5k+ acres. He's at less than half that and split with corn. The tiller alone he's using is a quarter million dollars.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-23 07:48 PM | Reply

Well I guess it's time to setup a YouTube channel.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2019-07-24 06:17 PM | Reply

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