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Author: Zachary Johnson

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Zach Johnson, The Millennial Farmer; Becky Johnson, Mrs. Millennial Farmer; and Randy Nessman, The Master Pipe Layer; and their guests go “OFF THE HUSK” to discuss anything and everything FARMING, AGRICULTURE, BUSHELS, and BS.

Millennial Farmer, Zach Johnson, is a 5th generation family 
farmer from West Central Minnesota. Zach actively promotes agriculture by sharing his day-to-day experience on the family farm.

His vision is to build the connection between farmers and consumers. Zach's mission is to become a national voice for agriculture, provide farmer to farmer education, and facilitate a collaborative conversation between farmers and the public.
26 Episodes
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Diesel Engine Tune Ups and Life on a Horse Ranch-We go Off The Husk with Farm Focused owner Ben Evers. 
Get Off The Boat!!

Get Off The Boat!!

2020-10-0501:38:068

Brian Brown joins us from Brian's Farming Videos on YouTube. We discuss everything from farming, to Zach's bad habits and why Becky can't let him leave the house anymore. 
Snowmobile legend, multi Winter X Game Gold Medalist and mad man Levi LaVallee joins us on Off The Husk. LaVallee was the first to attempt a double back flip in snowmobile competition and holds the world record long distance snowmobile jump of 412 ft!  
How Deep?!

How Deep?!

2020-09-0101:20:396

Kayden Zych #HerdBoss come on down! We go Off The Husk to discuss beef farming and Kayden's soon to be farm to table operation including his own private butcher shop.  
We should have planned ahead

We should have planned ahead

2020-08-2001:25:215

On this episode of Off The Husk we discuss farm insurance with Lucas from FBN. 
That's Some SOLID Growth

That's Some SOLID Growth

2020-08-1301:27:375

We go Off The Husk with our friend and seed salesman, climate Professional to hear his farm success story. Russ and his neighbor partnered up in a way that would benefit both there farms and prove for some Solid Growth. 
The Details are Foggy

The Details are Foggy

2020-07-1658:054

The details are foggy. We go Off The Husk with Erin Christensen to learn about the West Central School of Agriculture . This was one of four such schools established by the University of Minnesota in out state Minnesota to provide agricultural and home economics education to rural youth from 1910-1963.
We go Off The Husk with Pheasants Forever employee and member Matt Christensen. 
Will it POP?!

Will it POP?!

2020-06-1901:23:208

First generation popcorn farmer Gavin Spoor joins us on this episode of Off The Husk. We learn how he got his start and what has contributed to his success going from just 6 acres of land his first year to 600 acres by his now 4th year of farming. Gavin's popcorn operation is direct to consumer.
Bushels of BS

Bushels of BS

2020-05-3001:39:597

Old friend Dieter joins us on Off The Husk to discuss almost everything. Building Grain Bins, Snowmobiling, Shenanigans, and Randy's temper.
There's a BARE in the woods!

There's a BARE in the woods!

2020-05-0601:33:1211

Zach's dad Nathan joins us on the podcast to go Off The Husk and talk farm history, growing up in the 70's, farm struggles and The Covid. We had some good laughs! 
Down To The Teet-COVID Farming

Down To The Teet-COVID Farming

2020-04-2101:00:0010

Greg Sabolik from Bred and Butter Dairy is back!! We discuss dairy farming amid the Covid outbreak. How are our dairy farmers being affected?! For the bonus live q and a portion of the podcast visit https://youtu.be/F9Y23jiHd4w
Unit Size ALWAYS Matters

Unit Size ALWAYS Matters

2020-04-0601:20:086

Off The Husk with a fellow Youtuber Chet Larson and his wife Nicole from Larson Farms. We discuss what it's like to Farm for Followers. Zach and Randy learn that the size of a unit most definitely always matters. 
HOT N HEAVY BOARBOT

HOT N HEAVY BOARBOT

2020-03-2301:25:4911

We sit down with Tanner Rolloff to discuss all things hog farming. Tanner's family operates a 60,000 head hog farm in central MN. Teaser Boars and Boarbots definitely a podcast highlight among all things manure, insemination and a hogs life stages. 
Sue Makes a Mean HOTDISH

Sue Makes a Mean HOTDISH

2020-03-0901:17:4317

We sat down with Joey Nessman, who happens to be the older and angrier big brother to Randy, the Master Pipe Layer. Joey is a service manager at a local John Deere dealership and has a long history of attempted murder against his brother, Randy. We talked about several of those failed attempts, the fact that their family never sterilized their pitchforks, and how their entire family was nearly wiped off that map by a live cannonball at a family Christmas. The manure got deep in this one.
What good is one Sandal?!

What good is one Sandal?!

2020-02-2501:16:3615

We sat down with Zach's old racing buddy and fellow farmer, Kyle Koehntop to discuss everything from farming with our families to the time Kyle broke a sandal a nearly changed his life forever. Kyle farms with his father and brother in west central, MN and is also a salesman at one of our local John Deere dealerships. We also learned about Zach's brief career as an entertainment dancer, and discussed whether or no all pairs of chaps are assless. 
Team Nutrition joins us to discuss all things livestock nutrition. Zach and Randy debate corn fed vs grass fed beef. Becky wants to know if farmers really feed their livestock skittles and why?
Eric Sawatzke joins us to discuss his role as an FFA teacher and his role on Erica’s family farm. Eric’s motivation and love for Agriculture shows in the opportunities his Ag Students and FFA members have available. We discuss his trips to South Africa with HS students.
6th Generation Turker Farmer Erica Sawatzke joins us to discuss Turkey Farming. Their family farm is currently in the middle of a generational and operational shift as they switch from producing eggs to meat. Zach learns how to pressurize a Turkey. 
We discuss Tillage with John Deere Tillage Specialist Sam. Becky can’t believe how many different ways there are to dig up the dirt and we share some unbelievably funny stories about Zach’s tender feet and his love for Enya. See you all at F2F!
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Nate Wesack

love these finally started listening. but dang it Becky stop referencing bill Nye he isn't a scientist he's a engineer that somehow got a science related tv show. again love these and love Zach's immaturity 🤣

Oct 29th
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Nate Wesack

got to get on rogan. usually smart people on but when they talk about farming they are so off course.

Oct 22nd
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Joseph Overfield

best podcast I've heard in years !!!

Oct 11th
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Joshua Delashmit

We call it Pop here in Michigan too

Oct 8th
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Michael Taylor

Happy days, finally Brian Brown is on Off the Husk.

Oct 6th
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Michael Taylor

when is the podcast you did with Brian Brown due to be released ?

Oct 4th
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Justin Byergo

Just to clarify. implants increase muscle growth a decrease exterior fat deposition. so. increase good meat and fat (marveling, IMF) decrease backfat. Also it is delayed release to increase weight through the growing period. love these podcasts! cheers from SW missouri

Oct 2nd
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Taryn Strickler

Zach Daniels! I've heard about this character... never met him though.

Aug 28th
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Jeremy Hackenmiller

You guys should try driving silage truck

Aug 26th
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Michael Taylor

Great podcast and really funny plus its informative as well. look forward to there been plenty more.

Aug 4th
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G-LaL

uh oh

May 31st
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Devin Lokken

fuck you randy 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 just laughed my ass off discing

Apr 26th
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G-LaL

you guys are great!

Apr 7th
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Thomas Hull

I've always heard guys say shelling corn in southern Michigan

Feb 26th
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Garrett Salsbury

look up the St Clair River float down in Michigan from Port Huron to Altona

Feb 25th
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Tony Pethan

"Eating scrambled eggs like a Mo Fo" 😂

Jan 23rd
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Joshua Hubbard

keep them coming guys. love listening to yall.

Jan 4th
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Justin Byergo

by the load??... HA 😂😂

Jan 3rd
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Dale Anton

Episode 7 - Very good discussion about soil types and tillage. I know that Socks & Crocs had to be in the running for the episode title.

Dec 13th
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Beets Me

it's the fbn podcast from three days ago about spraying winter annuals or something like that

Nov 8th
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