Pretty: June 2002 Archives
A calendar featuring nude farmers armed with pitchforks, shovels and wheelbarrows is creating a stir in Swedish agriculture circles.
A national farming organization, which presented a similar, hugely successful, calendar last year, is worried that the new version made by a local group of farmers could defeat the purpose of the original calendar.
"They're surfing on our wave of success," said Ann Linden, one of the creators of the national 2002 calendar.
Linden said the first version, featuring waist-up, black-and-white photographs of nude, young farmers in farm settings, was designed to change the image of Swedish farmers as "grumpy old men with hats."
Linden said her poster boys were "attractive guys about 25-30 years old, who breed chickens, cattle or work in forestry."