Jon Neilson and Bob Parker host the 13th annual Young Farmer of the Year final, broadcast live from Trillo's nightclub in Auckland. The 1981 show includes pre-recorded items showing the finalists on their farms. The seven farmers compete in the "rural activities" part of the contest, which includes tests like hanging a gate, changing a tyre, and determining defects in sheep carcasses. The presentation of the so-called "cloak of knowledge" to the winning farmer at the end of the night is delightfully cheesy.
This competition requires the mental dexterity of Mastermind coupled with the skills of a top class tradesman.– Co-host Jon Neilson