Today The Country catches up with Kieran Fowler - New Zealand's best gumboot thrower!

On with the show:

Phil Duncan:

Monday's resident weather expert makes a belated appearance to discuss some wet and wild stuff making life difficult down on the farm but he says there's better news on the horizon.

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Damien O'Connor:

We find the Minister for Agriculture buying a farm gate at Farmlands in Motueka. Today we discuss the Young Farmer Grand Final, the fight against M. bovis and we have a fight over Kiwi Build and spending $2.3 billion on air force planes.

Ross Hyland:

Is an old friend of The Country and the author of Our Land Our People – in search of farming excellence, a book that is unashamedly positive in showcasing 24 fascinating farming families and operations the length of New Zealand.

Tony Laker:

It's your last chance to join our Southern USA Farming and Sightseeing Tour in November plus we launch our 2019 Rugby World Cup Farming and Footy Tour to Japan and China.

Kieran Fowler:

Somewhere between Finland and Estonia we find a Dunedin-based Farmlands field rep who also happens to be New Zealand's best gumboot thrower and the third best in the world at the art.

Listen below: