A 5-star rating promises a 5-star experience. If you plan a holiday to one of Germany’s noted farms, you can rely on the stars to be your guide, guaranteed by farm tester, Gerd Schickling. In The Farm Tester, Schickling tests six different family farms in six different regions of Bavaria. But this is no ordinary health or safety inspection. Schickling’s job is to distinguish the excellent from the inadequate and farm owners shake like a leaf when the Farm Tester arrives. With only seven days notice to prepare for this ultimate test, farm families struggle, argue and rush with minute preparations to present their farm at its best. And with good reason. A high rating is not just a matter of pride; it can guarantee a steady stream of much needed income.
Due to its amazing success, this series was continued in 2011.