Farmer Frank is preparing for your problems

Get your questions ready – because the countryside’s most famous agony uncle, Farmer Frank, will be holding a “live surgery” on Farmers Weekly’s website later this month.

Whatever your dilemma, this will be your chance to put it to rural Britain’s answer to Claire Rayner.

Frank, who’s made a name for himself answering queries on country matters in his own inimitable, unhelpful and occasionally rude way, will conduct the Q&A on the forums between 7pm and 9pm on Thursday, 19 June.

Anyone can put their problems to him – whether it’s health issues, affairs of the heart, cash topics or more practical agricultural enquires.

Don’t expect a serious answer, though. He’s not qualified, not experienced and, according to some, not all there. But he’s fast becoming a cult figure, famous for sarcasm, indifference and political incorrectness.

Not afraid of ruffling a few feathers, this fictional therapist has even had an Appreciation Society set up about him on the social networking site Facebook which now has more than 180 members.

Farmlife caught up with Farmer Frank in his local and asked him if we was looking forward to the live surgery.

“No,” he replied, “not really. But Farmers Weekly has promised me £20 to do it – and a couple of free pickled eggs.”

FW ended up leaving Frank in the snug bar – apparently he was asked to leave later that evening after asking another diner if he could poke her lamb shank.

* To see – or submit – your questions to the surgery session, go to the forums on the evening of 19 June.

** Meanwhile, to read a selection of Farmer Frank’s hilarious homespun wisdom, see

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