At the Blue Knob markets are contestants in the Sexiest Farmer of the Year are Bucko the Goat, Paul Eleftherion of Nimbin, Ashlee Jones of Tuntable Creek, Wolfgang Stemmer of Barkers Vale and Peter Calkin of Lillian Rock.
At the Blue Knob markets are contestants in the Sexiest Farmer of the Year are Bucko the Goat, Paul Eleftherion of Nimbin, Ashlee Jones of Tuntable Creek, Wolfgang Stemmer of Barkers Vale and Peter Calkin of Lillian Rock. DOUG EATON

Who's the sexiest farmer?

THEY are sexy and they know it and that is why they are entering Nimbin's sexiest farmer competition.

One of the entrants, small-scale, mixed farmer Peter Calkin, said the competition was about raising the profile of small scale agriculture and making farming sexy.

"The competition is about attracting young people into agriculture," he said.

"We want to see more people in this area become involved ."

According to one of the organisers, Guy Stewart, entrants will be judged on who is most likely to attract young people into farming, but said the criteria may be "fleshed out" closer to the day of judging.

So far there are five very sexy nominees.

"It's a hot field which will appeal to a diverse range of tastes. They have more than just common sex appeal," Mr Stewart said.

The competition is just one of the projects the Nimbin Food Security Group has on the boil as part of its vision to see Nimbin become food secure.

The group is also calling for entrants into the category of Most Sustainable Produce at this year's Nimbin Show.

The new category was introduced at last year's show and was won by Tutti Fruity Farm at Lillian Rock.

Entries will be accepted for all food and agricultural produce and can be submitted for an entire farm or operation.

More than one entry is allowed and entries will be judged on sustainability of production practices and not the quality of the products.

Entrants in the sexiest farmer competition must be nominated to be in the running to win family passes to the Nimbin Show, held on September 22 and 23.

Send your contact details with a photo of your nominee and 500 words about why you think they are Nimbin's sexiest farmerto NNIC at PO Box 20168, Nimbin 2480 or admin@nnic.org.au.



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