James Poulos
James Poulos The Northern Star

Farmer finds love the old fashioned way

FORMER The Farmer Wants A Wife hopeful Jimmy Poulos has been struck by Cupid's arrow. The farmer from Shannonbrook - about 10km south-west of Casino - was one of hundreds of country boys who tried out for last year's series.

Although Jimmy didn't make the final cut of six, he has found love the old-fashion way - at the bar of The Beach Hotel in Byron Bay.

“I've met someone, but not through the show,” Jimmy said. “I was standing at the bar and just started talking to this girl. We've been together for three months now.”

Jimmy's advice to farmers thinking of trying out for the new series was 'to go for it'. “But the best way is to get out there and try new ways of meeting people,” he said.

Other Northern Rivers farmers looking for love have a chance to find their soul mate in the new series of The Farmer Wants a Wife.

NBN is casting for the fourth series of the highly successful show, which will feature female farmers for the first time as well as males, though the title of the show will stay the same.

The show's casting agents want to know if there are any eligible farmers in the Kyogle or Richmond Valley council areas who may be interested in taking part in the series.

“More people from that region than from anywhere else tuned in to watch the series, and for that reason we would like to have some farmers from there in the next series,” casting agent Corey Cooper said.

The Farmer Wants A Wife captures the journey of primary producers looking for love as they are introduced to single hopefuls happy to move to the country.

The Farmer Wants A Wife is offering Kyogle and the Richmond Valley's most eligible farmers a solution to their 'love problems' and the chance to be a part of this hit, feel-good show's fourth series,” Mr Cooper said.

“We are searching nationally for real farmers, male or female, aged between 25 and 45, who are looking to meet their one true love. They must be working farmers, be it grazier, dairy, citrus, oyster, etc,” he said.

Interested farmers should send an email by February 6 to farmer.wife@fremantlemedia.com.au or call (02) 9434 0791.

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