Today The Country is coming to you live from Southern Field Days in Waimumu, where Jamie has his work cut out for him trying to keep Andy Thompson away from The Mackaiser.

On with the show:

Katie Milne:

The President of Federated Farmers pops in to The Country site at Southern Field Days to chat about Mycoplasma bovis and the weather.

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Sam Trethewey:

The GM of Agribusiness at Crowe Horwath (and former Rural Bachelor of the Year hopeful), catches up with Jamie at Southern Field Days for a look at the state of Aussie agriculture.

Michael Every: Listen to the interview here

Rabobank's Hong Kong-based Senior Strategist for the Asia-Pacific region discusses the volatile global economy and the resultant implications for New Zealand farmers.

Joe Wheeler and Dave Hewett:

Our sometime social-media correspondent Joe Wheeler looks forward to the Farmlands Cup match where his beloved Highlanders take on the Crusaders. Former Crusader and Southland Stags coach Dave Hewett is forced to pick sides.

Chanelle O'Sullivan:

Social media guru Chanelle has a chat to Jamie about her upcoming talk for The Dairy Women's Network - "Women in Agriculture - We're not Just a Farmer's Wife."

Nigel Woodhead:

The Young Farmer of the Year for 2017 takes a break from rural schmoozing to chat to Jamie about his Southern Field Days experience.

Listen below: