On today's show The Country has a special guest star co-host, FMG Young Farmer of the Year for 2017, Nigel Woodhead.

On with the show:

Phil Duncan:

Monday's resident weather expert is not holding his breath for meaningful rain before Christmas but he says warmer sea temperatures have increased the likelihood isolated thunderstorms.

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Don McDonald and Shane McManaway:

We go 'Outback with Allflex' to yarn to Don McDonald from MDH Pastoral, Australia's largest privately-owned cattle producer, as we finish our six week series profiling some of the leading lights in the Platinum Primary Producers Club - comprising 150 of the largest and most productive farmers across Australasia.

Steve Hollander:

We catch up with the founder of the Hilux NZ Rural Games in a woolshed at Dairy Flat as the countdown continues to the big event in Palmerston North and Feilding on March 9-11.

Don Nicolson and John Hart:

Today's panel features a right wing former President of Federated Farmers and a left wing former Greens' candidate with differing ideas on their 'Ag Person of the Year'.

Listen below: