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Polk County farmer cast in Fox reality show ‘Farmer Wants a Wife’

Season 2 of “Farmer Wants a Wife” premieres Thursday with a Bartow farmer, Nathan Smothers, looking for a “like-minded” partner.
 
From left, Ty Ferrell, Brandon Rogers, Mitchell Kolinsky and Nathan Smothers have been cast in Season 2 of "Farmer Wants a Wife" on Fox. Smothers, who lives in Polk County, is the youngest farmer at 23.
From left, Ty Ferrell, Brandon Rogers, Mitchell Kolinsky and Nathan Smothers have been cast in Season 2 of "Farmer Wants a Wife" on Fox. Smothers, who lives in Polk County, is the youngest farmer at 23. [ Fox ]
Published Feb. 1

The new season of “Farmer Wants a Wife” premieres tonight on Fox, and one of the four eligible farmers in Season 2 is a Polk County man, Nathan Smothers.

Smothers, at 23, is the youngest of the four farmers looking for a companion in the premiere, which airs at 9 p.m. on Fox. The others are Ty Ferrell, 42, of Missouri; Mitchell Kolinsky, 27, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Brandon Rogers, 29, of Colorado.

Farmer Nathan Smothers, 23, of Bartow will be in Thursday’s premiere of Season 2 of “Farmer Wants a Wife” on Fox. The premiere episode, "Meet The New Farmers!" airs Thursday at 9 p.m. on Fox.
Farmer Nathan Smothers, 23, of Bartow will be in Thursday’s premiere of Season 2 of “Farmer Wants a Wife” on Fox. The premiere episode, "Meet The New Farmers!" airs Thursday at 9 p.m. on Fox. [ MARK HILL | Fox ]

Smothers is a fourth-generation citrus and cattle farmer living and working in his hometown of Bartow, about 40 miles east of Tampa, just south of Lakeland.

In Fox press materials, Smothers said he joined the show because “it’s hard for me to find people that are like-minded from where I’m from.”

“A lot of people are into the party scene, and they’re not really looking to settle down.”

The show, hosted by country music singer Jennifer Nettles, is based on a British show of the same name. Each farmer hosts a group of single women who leave behind the comfort and convenience of city life for the charms and challenges of country living.

The “Bachelor” with barns format has aired in 32 countries and resulted in 201 marriages and 514 children, according to show owner Fremantle, producers of “American Idol,” making it one of the world’s most popular and successful reality dating shows.