Local farmer sets out to find love

Published 9:00am 14 April 2024

Local farmer sets out to find love
Words by Nadia Chapman

Wamuran local, Bert, has taken a leap of faith and will be one of the farmers looking for love on the new season of Farmer Wants a Wife.

The 30-year-old fourth-generation pineapple and dragon fruit farmer has worked hard over the past few years to maintain the farm his father handed down to him.

“I guess there’s a long history... My great grandfather was farming pineapples a long time ago in his backyard – not on this farm – he was out near Toowoomba and then Moggill and Kallangur,” Bert says.

“And then my dad and his brother moved up here in the 90s and I decided to start growing my own…

"I always worked here, sort of on and off as a kid during school holidays and I just wanted to keep the family tradition going…”

Bert hopes to find someone to share all his hard work with.

“I guess like everybody, you just want someone who’s going to be your best friend and your biggest advocate and all that sort of stuff," he says.

"You know, someone who’s caring, understanding – all the good things I suppose.

“The ideal outcome is finding that person you’re going to build a strong relationship with and one day hopefully marry – so that’s the goal of it and everyone will just have to stay tuned and find out.”

All of Bert’s friends and family are excited to see him on the show, giving him their support and well wishes.

“My family and friends are always very supportive of anything that I do, and I suppose that’s why I’m so close with all of them,” Bert explains.

“As far as my family goes, my mum – she loved the idea from day one, she had a good laugh about it. You wouldn’t catch her on TV but she’s still very supportive.

“My dad - he was definitely very supportive. He helped me out on the farm throughout that time, making sure things were running smoothly when obviously I couldn’t be present during filming at times…

“I’m honestly a little excited to watch it as well – probably not so much seeing myself on TV, but definitely the other guys – it should be a good time.”

Farmer Wants a Wife is screening on Channel 7 or 7Plus.

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