The 2010 Young Farm Girls Calendar is meant to be “an homage to all the young women farmers in Germany who support agricultural work in a self-confident and fun manner,” according to the website of the Association of Young Bavarian Farmers.
Inspired by a similar rural pinup calendar started in neighbouring Austria in 2001, the group has expanded beyond using only comely Bavarian lasses for a tribute to pan-German pastoral beauty.
“We want to present young farmers as modern and open-minded entrepreneurs and do away with the antiquated image and do away with preconceptions,” said Elisabeth Köstinger, the chairwoman of Association of Young Austrian Farmers, in a statement.
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The calendar shows scantily clad women posing in various bucolic or farmland landscapes. For example, Ms July stands in a field of wheat sporting pigtails and a corset with a tractor in the distance, while Ms September attends to cider vats wearing a gossamer nightshirt.