Zach Johnson, founder at Millennial Farmer, has been surrounded by agriculture his whole life growing up in West-Central Minnesota and is a 5th generation familyfarmer. After working on the farm in his early years, Zach attended Northwest Technical College, where he studied High Performance Automative Machining. Shortly after graduating in 2005, he decided to pursue his own dreams working on engines and dirttrack racing. Eventually, he decided to settle down, start a family, and move back to the family farm. Then in 2002, Zach started the YouTube channel many of us know today called the Millennial Farmer. His mission hasn’t changed since he made his first video, which is to become a national voice for agriculture, provide farmer-to-farmer education, and facilitate a collaborative conversation between farmers and the public. Right now, he has 316,000 subscribers over 225 videos, and getting 200,000 – 400,000 views per post. Click HERE to check it out!
In this podcast, Zach and I talk about a wide variety of life interests such as: transitioning the farm, working in the family business, daily tasks on the farm, learning lessons from older generations, dirt track racing, some of his favorite tracks, his family, road tripping to Glacier National Park & Yellow Stone, the purpose of Millennial Farmer, creating alternative revenue streams on the farm, and being thankful for everything he has in his life.
Listen to the podcast below to learn more about the Millennial Farmer and how he’s blown up a YouTube channel to create an alternative revenue stream on the farm!