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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Comments • 8 556

  • Mark Anthony Williams
    Mark Anthony Williams 5 months ago +14458

    Farmer sees title:

  • Rob Beebe
    Rob Beebe Day ago

    In steel work they call the punch a spud usually it's on the back of a wrench aka a spud wrench

  • Koleka Farmer
    Koleka Farmer 3 days ago +1

    «when are you finished?»
    Farmer: When im done.

  • greimalkin
    greimalkin 4 days ago

    What about the pyramid shaped things, the salt bins. Or other structures one might see

  • Matt James
    Matt James 4 days ago

    Haha! Good video! I've noticed that every time you film in the south your southern accent comes out a lot more! hahah!

  • admiralcapn
    admiralcapn 5 days ago

    12:54 - how murder was committed in Witness

  • The_Dead_Knight3
    The_Dead_Knight3 5 days ago

    The funny thing is that farmers are the backbone of America yet we don't treat them like it

  • Stephan Botes
    Stephan Botes 6 days ago

    I am studying Engineering, but this video can persuade me to go into farming.

  • Sakira Cadman
    Sakira Cadman 7 days ago

    Running crops isn't farming. That is called industrialized gardening. Farming is when you add animals.

  • Nicky Gee
    Nicky Gee 9 days ago

    When I was a kid and we would go to Chuck E Cheese they would put your tickets on a scale to determine how many you had to turn in for prizes. We would splash water on the tickets to make them heavier.

  • Low Handicapper
    Low Handicapper 12 days ago

    Love this video and your respect and interest in what we do to make a living! As a farmer I can say we aren't that smart lol 😂 no sandbagging here! Keep up the great videos!

  • Dominic Bowns
    Dominic Bowns 14 days ago +1

    The change in accent while with the farmer is really interesting from a linguistic perspective. His accent is more southern, and Destin used a technique called convergence in order to make the situation easier socially. It’s something we all do all the time and may make an interesting video.

  • Carolyn Nance
    Carolyn Nance 16 days ago

    So we got a floor with holes connected to the mother of all fans.

    Who else is thinking ultimate air hockey?!

  • Akari Goshi Hime
    Akari Goshi Hime 16 days ago

    Glad to notice my notification Bell was off.
    Edit: I needed to change it, cause I'm missing too many videos.

  • Green05
    Green05 17 days ago

    4:57 You've betrayed laminar flow.

  • Nik Stroupe
    Nik Stroupe 17 days ago

    Woah! I didnt know you guys actually used any of the footage you got with us, it was fun working with you two. I find myself often on your channel, keep it up guys, great work you are doing!

  • Avvisoful
    Avvisoful 18 days ago

    I never understood why urban people tend to make fun of farmers. Growing up in the countryside, I know that farmers tend to be freakin hardworking multitalent badasses

  • 1.123 4
    1.123 4 18 days ago

    nice video but not really the promised content about actual engineering. nothing deep.

  • Sean OFarrell
    Sean OFarrell 19 days ago

    ..do the Leftists like farmers?..or do they ascribe to the Mugabe plan?..

  • Sean OFarrell
    Sean OFarrell 19 days ago

    dude,you can grow any plant acclimatised to your area if you just water and fertilise it..and kill some pests and diseases..dont forget,Google is omniscient..PS..wee is a bottle and apply it with irrigation and watch your plants go nuts..

  • SweetSpotGuitar
    SweetSpotGuitar 20 days ago +2

    "I asked them what they didn't want to do, and I started to do that." I took that the wrong way at first, and I was thinking, _not_ the way to earn their trust by doing it the wrong way. :)

  • Mke Dildwr
    Mke Dildwr 20 days ago

    And ya probably learned what a good itch is too eh?

  • Brandon Dalton
    Brandon Dalton 20 days ago

    He has a small farm

  • ClayZ
    ClayZ 20 days ago

    Clay. That’s a cool name.

  • Luxu
    Luxu 21 day ago

    Watching this video, it's really a tragedy to know that economists all predict that the American farmer will go extinct in a matter of a few decades.

    HEROL HENRY 21 day ago

    "me trying to plant grass"

  • Seb
    Seb 22 days ago

    Great video bro

  • Josh Handy
    Josh Handy 22 days ago

    Good video. I like the Bible Verse at the end

  • Mailo Kirmes
    Mailo Kirmes 23 days ago

    Imagining being trapped in there and just when you want to lift the thing the pump fails😅

  • Elton Pinto
    Elton Pinto 23 days ago

    I wanna be like Destin..... Living life to his fullest with his passion and family !!!!. Awesome

  • Larry Vergon
    Larry Vergon 23 days ago +2

    Point to Ponder: I heard Paul Harvey one day (about 40 years ago) say "The farmer is the only business man that buys retail and sells wholesale." Think about it!

  • 506 independent VIDEO
    506 independent VIDEO 24 days ago

    0:19 nah smh. in the uk, its almost always cloudy, except over the mornings. our fields are very well watered, and you will almost always see a sign of civilisation. we are densely packed, not spread out like america.

    • Wesley Bills
      Wesley Bills 20 days ago

      You’ve obviously never been to Nebraska it’s fields on fields it’s almost impossible to get completely away from people

    OFF ROAD 25 days ago

    Must love farming of he has a degree in engineering. Farming is not for everyone lot of hard work and the money goes up and down. I know this I grew up on a farm. You can call someone for help at about 120 a hr. not sandbagers they are humble

  • Random Name
    Random Name 25 days ago

    My dad has two cr9070s with 40 foot headers

  • Manly Bean
    Manly Bean 25 days ago

    that other farmer was so humble!!

  • That one Dude
    That one Dude 25 days ago

    Danny looks like Rorschach from watchmen

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan 25 days ago

    I love how much effort is put into each and every SmarterEveryDay video! This is easily my favorite channel, thanks Destin!!

  • Rob Haag
    Rob Haag 25 days ago

    Radio waves are probably used to detect and measure moisture

  • Leon Fiebig
    Leon Fiebig 26 days ago

    does anyone know the song name that starts at 3:32?

    • Jef Huntington
      Jef Huntington 11 days ago

      I'm looking for the song name too! If you find it let me know.

  • austin
    austin 26 days ago

    I'm glad you addressed the dangers of grain bins. I live in a rural area and there's at least one local news article every year of a farmer who died in a grain bin accident.

  • Josh Stovall
    Josh Stovall 26 days ago

    One of the best channels on RUclip!

  • Carlos Lopez
    Carlos Lopez 27 days ago

    We don’t deserve farmers.

  • YouTube Blows
    YouTube Blows 27 days ago

    I’m a retired millwright and have built many a grain bin, as well as grain driers. I kept waiting for someone to call the punch, a “drift pin”. BTW....What are cornses??? Lol.

  • Dan Youse
    Dan Youse 27 days ago

    please do more on farms

  • the man
    the man 28 days ago


  • dave renick
    dave renick 29 days ago

    Aside from the tech ...I had never thought twice about on a drive through farms (In Illinois and Kansas)...derailed a bit now...for so long I've been concerned with agriculture and economics. Sorry (sort of ) to politicize....but it is a matter of immense public relevance to understand the challenges of, especially with independents, for the men and women in this work. How something of such vital interest can be superseded by funding for relatively ridiculous (or outright destructive) enterprises....is 'mind-blowing'....diplomatically stated....Agricultural enterprise should be a foremost concern for funding at all levels....not only R&D, but to perpetually insure those involved against unpredictable variances...and I have no specific affiliations...just a little common sense...
    Anyway...great video...Thanks!

  • Hatsu
    Hatsu Month ago

    In Australia it's a little different. We will be and have already started harvest. The farmers only have one or two bins. The rest is harvest and instantly send of to be weighed and sold to a receival point. Not going of volume but by weight entirely. 50 tons out of the back a 18 wheeler in a minute. Last year my father ran a receival site which took in 370 thousand tons, in about 8 weeks.
    The site is open 16 hours a day. I'll be starting the end of the month and will start with 8 hours a day and going up to 12.
    Farmers don't worry about humidity they just harvest when it's dry.

  • shirazrudeen kamrudeen

    yep thats the life of a farmer

  • Hayden_shonk
    Hayden_shonk Month ago

    It’s fun watching a farmer explain grain bins to a city person

  • Muni Asif
    Muni Asif Month ago

    Farmers are backbone of each and every country in the world

  • FrostbiteCove
    FrostbiteCove Month ago +3

    "Punches are the best!" He says nonchalantly.
    *Guy punches him in the face*
    "You're right!" His assaulter said.

  • Kane The Unsettled
    Kane The Unsettled Month ago

    I've always wanted to be a farmer. Maybe my mechanical engineering degree will land me more of an agricultural job than i figured.

  • Allowisous Blind
    Allowisous Blind Month ago

    This might sound odd, but try using compost on your corn, like burying part of a fish in with the seeds. Compost pile/bin helps to just don't put it where you can smell stuff breaking down to nutrients (it stinks bad).
    (Thank you for this video, amazing seeing how farmers take care of huge responsibilities and problems)

  • Jose Angel Garcia
    Jose Angel Garcia Month ago

    chingon., mejor video sobre bins de granos., saludos desde el valle del yaqui

  • Damublphgor999
    Damublphgor999 Month ago

    Forgive me for correcting you sir, but I believe “Maizes” is the preferred vernacular...

  • Sergio Polimante
    Sergio Polimante Month ago

    Biggest lesson of the video: do the crappy job and gain credibility with the crew.

  • Helio Acid
    Helio Acid Month ago

    Cheers from Turpin farms in Ohio soybeans and sod

  • Sven Pospišil
    Sven Pospišil Month ago

    *Hydraulically jack it * ☺️☺️

  • Young Wick TV
    Young Wick TV Month ago

    Im from Iowa, if you dont see one, your not in iowa...

  • Chad Richardson
    Chad Richardson Month ago

    Destin, glad you were able to see how farming works. I grew up working for farmers. It’s a great experience and tells you a lot about how people in the middle part of the country live. It is so offensive when the coastal folks call us “fly over” country. They have no idea how much they depend on us. Great video. Keep up the great work.