The programme is called Farmer in Charge and viewers will see Angel Hair and Beauty Salon in Old Bawn get a new boss in the shape of Cork farmer Maurice Walsh.
According to RTE the idea behind the show is to see “can a farmer, applying generations of knowledge, skill and business acumen, help bring an ailing business back from the brink? When a farmer takes over the business, surely everything is destined to grow?”
In this one-off special, successful Mitchellstown dairy farmer Maurice Walsh will advise Angel Hair and Beauty owners Nick and Claire Reddin how to turn their salon into a more profitable business. What could possibly go wrong?
Suddenly faced with a ‘Farmer Boss’ who is all-over-everything and hyper-practical in approach, this team of local hairdressers are in a for a totally new experience in the workplace.
From production planning to HR, materials management to marketing, distribution and sales, HR to health & safety… farmers do it all.
They manage the books and muck out the stalls, they’re hands-on and hands down the most multi-skilled managers in all of Irish business.
And they inhabit a world where their business is an all-consuming 24 hour operation.
It’s time that these diligent, no-nonsense men and women of the soil are recognised for their unique skills and encouraged to share them.
It’s pitchfork v teasing comb.
And even more crucial… it’s Cork v Dublin.
But can a farmer really a salon or will it all turn to slurry?
Find out on RTÉ One, Monday, June 6th at 6.30pm.