Everything About Grain Bins (Farmers are Geniuses) - Smarter Every Day 218

  • Published on Jun 13, 2019
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    Farmers are actual real life geniuses. They can feed themselves and fix anything. Serious respect.
    First of all, if you need to put together a grain bin, I recommend calling Danny. The man is a genius.
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  • MA Williams
    MA Williams Month ago +13101

    Farmer sees title:

    • Kevin O'Connor
      Kevin O'Connor 10 days ago

      You know i did

    • Andrew Dahl
      Andrew Dahl 13 days ago

      Aw shucks

    • Stephane Lauzon
      Stephane Lauzon 13 days ago

      @Jabby 101 u

    • tsiefhtes
      tsiefhtes 14 days ago

      @Abner Santos - Most farmers feel like they voted for the lesser of two weasels. They know he only pretended to care but as you said Trump was the first to make even that little effort in decades.

  • fbuch123
    fbuch123 7 hours ago

    14:20 I love how humble that man is- knows more than most, worked his whole life and still questions himself in a good way. What a role model!

  • Bradley Miller
    Bradley Miller 12 hours ago

    Any farmers tell you about grain bin fires from particulates igniting?

    TA EH POE 14 hours ago

    I love your video very much I want to become like you 😯

  • John Puplic
    John Puplic 16 hours ago

    AOC and the squad along with their democrat green new deal will end this environmentally destructive nonsense. we only have 12 years to save the planet!

  • winesap2
    winesap2 Day ago

    First of all, most of that grain or soybeans doesn't go to our plate, it goes to the trough of livestock. So many people see those fields of corn and soy and they think they are somehow eating that. They are eating what's eating it, but most of that grain ends up as manure. Some does end up as corn syrup or tofu, but it is a relatively small amount. And more has ended up as ethanol and biodiesel in recent years. Really interesting video though. Humans can be smart.

  • Renier Goosen
    Renier Goosen Day ago

    I liked the positive message toward farmers! Thanks man

  • Roy
    Roy Day ago

    That lucky grain, can we build little people bins for the homeless !

  • Fleck Smugbrother

    THAT was fascinating. Now I want to go volunteer to work on a grain farm....

  • Gary Wunsch
    Gary Wunsch Day ago

    I grew up on a farm. Your education starts at a very young age. From the first day you are able to set foot in the field. Generations of knowledge are handed down. Each generation learning to adapt to new technologies. Farmers must know something about every occupation you can think of. I couldn’t begin to list everything you must know. And farmers never quit. My dad is 83 and hasn’t slowed down yet. Hard work and long hours. The first thing you learn !

  • stamfordh
    stamfordh 2 days ago

    Destin is the adult version of Dustin from Stranger Things

  • Bandit Leader
    Bandit Leader 2 days ago

    Is this how they made Farming Simulator?

  • Starla King
    Starla King 2 days ago

    Im 24 and just started my first farming job ever, and this is actually super useful to me. thankyou.

  • Creative dogs
    Creative dogs 2 days ago

    Cool accents. Cool job.

  • ElDiabloMatadore
    ElDiabloMatadore 2 days ago

    I love how farmers now are gaining some respect from kids trapped in the basement.

    • Arizona
      Arizona 2 days ago

      Slander is the tool of the loser.

  • Terrence Dillon
    Terrence Dillon 2 days ago

    Thank you for the great video. Thank you to the farmers.

  • Scott Shirey
    Scott Shirey 2 days ago

    Genesis 41:48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.

  • David Sheehan
    David Sheehan 3 days ago

    I like how you went into a “country” accent while on the farm. Sounds like a totally different person during the “Hello Fresh” plug. 😂🤣😂

  • Fargonauts
    Fargonauts 3 days ago

    I learned that your accent gets thicker when you talk with other heavy accented folks.

  • 1870 Preußen
    1870 Preußen 3 days ago

    Punches look like metal chopsticks

  • 1870 Preußen
    1870 Preußen 3 days ago

    That's a lot of food

  • Jim White
    Jim White 3 days ago

    What a great fun video to watch...well done man!

  • Azam Caneene
    Azam Caneene 3 days ago

    How about you make a video about irrigation technology

  • Exposed Lies
    Exposed Lies 3 days ago

    most annoying voice I have ever heard. sheep live here.

    TALON 3 days ago

    Farming is awesome.

  • Ron Fontenot
    Ron Fontenot 3 days ago

    Farmers are the backbone of America!!

  • Spike Volcanohead
    Spike Volcanohead 3 days ago

    Amen bruh. Growing cornses isn't easy...but dang the field is fun to play in after harvest.

  • boristhebarbarian
    boristhebarbarian 3 days ago

    I am guessing that moisture tester works on electric conductivity with water: water being more conductive than solid soy. The more water in the soy the higher the conductivity, less water means less conductivity.

  • Rcpguyver
    Rcpguyver 3 days ago

    That would be a sick house

  • Felipe Nachmanowicz
    Felipe Nachmanowicz 3 days ago +1

    "Farmers are the backbone of America". Tomorrow he's a Senator.

  • Peter Mülders
    Peter Mülders 4 days ago

    Would love to see more videos deep diving into farming. Please do a playlist of these!

  • Jack D-S
    Jack D-S 4 days ago

    You saw the easy part of grain bind cleaning those things is a pain in the but and it’s toxic with all the dust goggles and masks are a must

  • Erik Hendrickson
    Erik Hendrickson 4 days ago +4

    Thanks for this episode! Farmers are the lifeblood of our country and rarely get the respect they deserve!

  • mario lopez
    mario lopez 4 days ago

    I really love your Farming videos. Please do more .

  • P V
    P V 4 days ago


  • larry zhou
    larry zhou 5 days ago

    this video just makes me wanna become a farmer

  • Roger Dudra
    Roger Dudra 5 days ago

    Montana agriculture remains proud to feed Americans.

  • Neriak Soul
    Neriak Soul 5 days ago


  • Hugh Oxford
    Hugh Oxford 5 days ago


  • Jeff Williams
    Jeff Williams 5 days ago

    When people say their kid has ADHD, I always remind them that ADHD is one of the greatest gifts they have....ask the farmer how many skills they need to be able to perform at the drop of a hat...it seems like the education system is trying to engineer this out of our kids to be 1 skilled organisms? The answer is in the dirt....

  • phanCAbe
    phanCAbe 5 days ago

    ok lets be serious for a second, farmers aren't geniuses they're doing a job just like a grocer, or a shoemaker, or any other manual labor type job. The geniuses are the ones who engineered those machines and techniques.

  • Billy Mays
    Billy Mays 5 days ago

    It's fun to play in grain bins and safe too!

  • i Huang
    i Huang 5 days ago

    this video reminds me "FBNFarmers
    " in Minnesota (MN Millennial Farmer)

  • Mimit Primyastanto
    Mimit Primyastanto 5 days ago +1

    59. And with Him are the keys of the Ghaib (all that is hidden), none knows them but He. And He knows whatever there is in (or on) the earth and in the sea; not a leaf falls, but he knows it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth nor anything fresh or dry, but is written in a Clear Record. (TQS.6 :59)

    • Tonny Malero
      Tonny Malero 3 days ago

      WTF is that ? Devils Book of darkness?

  • pete49327
    pete49327 5 days ago

    This is totally one of the elite youtube channels, just discovered you couple weeks ago, Superbly professionally done in all aspects. And entertaining and witty!

  • 00Gambit
    00Gambit 5 days ago

    Was a bit cringy when you were trying to over complement that farmer, acting like he's Einstein or something... You can tell how awkward he felt.

  • Ravie
    Ravie 5 days ago

    I don't know why but min-documentaries on farming are some of my favorite content on youtube. Maybe it's my inner economist speaking but I love watching videos about high density farming, vertical farming, and the economics of it all.

  • Timothy Roberts
    Timothy Roberts 5 days ago

    I grew up calling these "Dryers" and they were prone to catching fire...

  • Chip Gaming
    Chip Gaming 5 days ago

    One problem is you need a sweep auger to get the rest of the grain out because you usually only have one or two holes in the floor to get the grain out and it gets hot and dusty fast so there is a reason for the permantly sweep auger in there just because of the size.

  • Diesels & Driveways
    Diesels & Driveways 5 days ago

    Really its who has farmland

  • Sturtevant Rail Productions

    What’s the name of the song through the part where you’re building it

  • Eper Craft
    Eper Craft 6 days ago

    Some day you should meet a self driving tractor!

  • peter lewis
    peter lewis 6 days ago

    Nice to hear some good farmer news , I only hear they deplete the soil and wildlife and water sources and pollute the water with fertilizer and pesticide runoff all to provide an unsustainable diet !

  • op3l
    op3l 6 days ago

    Wonder if those grain bins protect them from tariffs.

  • MagnificentZGamer
    MagnificentZGamer 6 days ago +1

    1 like = 1 Farmer respected

  • Jake Baumgartner
    Jake Baumgartner 6 days ago

    I've seen first hand what a sweep arm can do to a man. not something you ever wanna see.

  • MrShuaibv
    MrShuaibv 6 days ago

    That was fascinating!

  • Andy V
    Andy V 6 days ago

    tell your buddy to increase fan speed and close his shoe and front sieve

  • Fam A
    Fam A 6 days ago

    watch harmless farmer

  • Chris From The Sticks
    Chris From The Sticks 6 days ago +1

    two minuets in and im done... iv been farming for sixteen years and it doesn't take a engineer to put a bin up, just strong men...

  • Sebastian Cheng
    Sebastian Cheng 6 days ago

    Hello fresh sucks

  • sputnut
    sputnut 6 days ago

    Took me back 30+ years... I have done all this only we built a Harvestore which is a silo, not a grain bin. Silos need to be airtight and Harvestore panels are coated in some kind of glass and sealed with a special tar. The panels are lifted like this only the jacks turn the whole thing exactly 1 bolt hole to the right, for some reason. I never rode in a combine, but drove a mounted 2 row picker as well as driving the tractor pulling the 2 row picker when the mounted one broke. We put corn up on the ear in open air bins and fed livestock out of them until right before harvest the next year, when the price was high, then we ran out the ears and shelled it. We put silage into a pit and covered it before that, and fed it out during winter after it had fermented a few months. AHH the sweet smelling steam from the silage when you fed it out... The cows came running to get their fix from the silage pit. The guy I worked for did it the old fashioned way on a small farm. Few people today know the old ways I learned there... I cherish those memories. AH to be 18 again working the farm... I didn't know how much fun I was having...

  • Will Jonsson
    Will Jonsson 6 days ago

    "changes accent when at farm"

  • Drew Bennett
    Drew Bennett 6 days ago

    I would love to see more videos like this and how it pertains to our food sources! You made something that many of us find unremarkable into something that my friends and I are all talking about. How fascinating!

  • Joel Villegas
    Joel Villegas 7 days ago

    They are the scarecrow from Oz dude, I recently learned that.

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    Joel Villegas 7 days ago


  • Charles Bets
    Charles Bets 7 days ago

    As an Iowan, I can tell you that farmer's aren't geniuses. The good ones are smart, resourceful, practical, and learn through trial and error of themselves and others. Most importantly, they are good listeners and good judges of what makes sense and what doesn't. They watch what each other is doing and extract the good and discard the impractical. But they aren't geniuses.

  • Iso specs
    Iso specs 7 days ago

    I think farmers are the backbone of everything not just America

  • Dayz Samson
    Dayz Samson 7 days ago

    He looked like jrock in the thumbnail😂😂😂

  • 20quid
    20quid 7 days ago

    I'm sorry that the president put massive taxes on your friend's beans and then pilfered a large amount of your tax money to cover his mistake.

  • Jonny Mud Mower
    Jonny Mud Mower 7 days ago +4

    I've lived next to these for 40 years and just learned how they are built ,,,,, honestly not what I expected lol

  • Optimistic Dazed
    Optimistic Dazed 7 days ago

    I use to help build bins. It’s not easy

  • breezy0037
    breezy0037 7 days ago

    Now you can make a video about soy containing estrogen that is put in just about everything. It's making our men pussys and give our women breast cancer. STOP EATING SOY!!!!

  • Vikotnick
    Vikotnick 7 days ago

    I came from your fighter jet video and somehow I am equally interested in this!

  • Victor Rodriguez
    Victor Rodriguez 7 days ago

    Pretty cool video! I live in Clarksville Tennessee, I'm from Manhattan NYC, didn't know what those bins were my whole life till now!!

  • Gabriel huhu
    Gabriel huhu 7 days ago

    every farmer knows falling into a grain bin can be deadly! not a joke!

  • Killer99215
    Killer99215 7 days ago

    Ey mr Smarter Every Day. It's almost right to say that Farmers are the backbone of America. The real truth is, farmers are the backbone of the world. Every nation, every country, every state and every farm. Farmer's are the backbone of humanity! We would not have come this far without them, and they are who keeps us upright. All over the world, not only America.

  • Wood 'n' Stuff w/ Steve French

    "Farmers are geniuses" is a bit hyperbolic, don't you think? Almost every profession uses equipment designed and built by someone other than the user. It's like saying "computer users are geniuses" because they use extremely complex, extremely difficult to design and create tools.

    Anyway, it was an interesting video.

  • Andrew Lollis
    Andrew Lollis 7 days ago

    Even as our population continues to rapidly increase we seemingly have such a high supply of food in the US that we hand it out for nearly every humanitarian project. Our advances seem to even outstrip our growth.

  • Vlad Dracoson
    Vlad Dracoson 7 days ago

    Sadly, things are going to be worse for farmers and quite soon. Our entire lives depend on their success, and troubles with crops loom closely on the horizon. Take care of your farmers and help out by starting a garden. Soon we shall all need to help.

  • Lucas Meyjes
    Lucas Meyjes 7 days ago

    song at 3:32 had me boppin'

  • Sedat KPunkt
    Sedat KPunkt 7 days ago

    Is this clip made before the trade war with the world?

  • kingkongchopper aka spazza

    what state that in?

  • TheDoc
    TheDoc 8 days ago

    Repeatedly calls soybeans grain. Soybeans are NOT a grain.

  • Paul Cox
    Paul Cox 8 days ago

    Really fascinating thanks for sharing

  • naytchh7
    naytchh7 8 days ago +11

    Destin's a treasure. His humility reminds me of Steve Irwin, and it makes "Smarter Every Day" very relatable and watchable.

  • DonMegaphone
    DonMegaphone 8 days ago +1

    Last bin I built a few years ago, we used manual cable jacks.

    Building a bin is one of the hardest jobs there is. These guys are hard as nails.

  • Mitchell Matula
    Mitchell Matula 8 days ago

    If anyone thinks their life sucks, go help an old farmer out by shovelling some grain from his bin that doesnt have a fancy auger or bin sweep in it. lol. #1 reason i moved off the farm and to the city was to not shovel grain anymore lol

  • ScAR
    ScAR 8 days ago

    The new graphics for Farming Simulator 2021 look real!!

  • Thoughtfulhistory today

    Farmers are whiny crybabies. There's too much rain, there's too little rain, there's no market for my crops yada yada yada. Then the Fed's bail them out with our tax dollars. They should sell their land and try to make a living like the rest of us. Small/family farms are not a 21st century business model. Just cause your pappy and his pappy worked the land doesn't give you the right to suck off out tax dollars to keep you afloat.

  • moedog5087
    moedog5087 8 days ago +1

    As a farmer myself I wanted to thank you for this video. A lot of people never see the work that goes into getting food to the table. A lot of people never see the process of the everyday life. I feel you showcased this very, very well. Amazing channel. I've been following for years. RESPECT!

  • Typical K!wi
    Typical K!wi 8 days ago +1

    Permaculture farming is better. This type of intensive farming destroys the soil. Have to keep adding chemicals to the soil so you can keep growing.

  • Vincent Freeman
    Vincent Freeman 8 days ago

    The music for the montage was a nice choice. Well done! What is the name of it?

  • JorgGamingCR
    JorgGamingCR 8 days ago

    Farmers are the base of modern society, without them we couldn't have food or grains that we humans eat but also serves as food for cows, and other animals we eat. If there's no food a human can't live and can't produce, can't buy things and use money to get economy running. Farmers are the true mvp!

  • BPMoments
    BPMoments 8 days ago

    It’s called a drift pin

  • Jennifer Douglas
    Jennifer Douglas 8 days ago

    he thinks that combining is the hardest thing to do spraying is way harder

  • Doc said I have IN-ZOMBIE-A Is that bad

    Idea; install a factory style laser counter, or an incidental scale of some kind(simple impact plate?), and weigh, or count every kernal on the combine. There could also be an infra red moisture sensor incorporated fairly easily.
    Please tell your friend and maybe he can profit from this idea, so he can expand his farm and take back from the big GMO/gangster companies that are doing alot of harm to our farming brothers.

  • Jim E
    Jim E 8 days ago +1

    just about every farmer and rancher I know is a smart dude... ya can't build everything out of a hardware store,

  • Doc said I have IN-ZOMBIE-A Is that bad

    No wonder people live in them instead of tearing them down. Only a tornado really hurts them.