On 15 April 1969 RTÉ's farming programme 'On the Land' compared the lives of part-time farmers in Ireland and Germany, who have to supplement their income with extra jobs. The German farmer shown here works as a lorry driver while Brian Curley from Galway works as a nurse. There are differences in the attitudes of the two countries: in Ireland, a farmer's status is linked to the amount of machinery he owns. It is the opposite in Germany, where those who share their equipment have a higher status. Curley attributes his success to his wife.
Vincent Scally narrates the script by Pat Timothy.