Alva native to appear on "Farmer Wants a Wife"

COYLE, Okla. – Landon Heaton spends his days ranching on his farm in Coyle, Oklahoma, but finding true love has been tricky. "I'm fairly reasonably isolated out here. I'm 30 minutes from the closest town," he said. "And then you start focusing on your everyday life, the animals, the horses, the cattle, the dogs, kind of put dating in the background. I feel like I'd maybe just accepted that I was okay living out here by myself."

An Instagram message he considered spam led him to fill out a form, and that led to the Fox News series "Farmer Wants a Wife." The TV series premiered Wednesday, March 8, at 8 p.m. The series lasts six weeks so there's still time to view the remaining episodes.

The program is hosted by singer-songwriter Jennifer Nettles and features four farmers looking for love. The others in addition to Heaton are Hunter Grayson, a 31-year-old horse and cattle rancher from Watkinsville, Georgia; Allen Foster, a 32-year-old cattle rancher from Williamsport, Tennessee; and Ryan Black, a 32-year-old horse breeder and trainer from Shelby, North Carolina.

Heaton attended Oklahoma State University, but his attention and focus remained on his livestock and land. His social media is a nice introduction to the world of cattle and horses. On TikTok, Heaton posts treasures like "Only cattle people will understand," and he sniffs hay and confirms that it's good. He's got other gems like a video of Angus calves frolicking before an Oklahoma sunset. But Heaton's life isn't only about cows. He also trains retrievers and, like a true farmer, absolutely loves his horses. On Instagram, he posted a photo of his trusted steed and wrote, "Can't put a price on a horse you can trust." Hopefully, his future wife likes animals!

When host Jennifer Nettles asked Heaton if he found ranch life lonely, he responded with guileless sincerity. "Oh, my gosh," he began, adding, "Ma'am, that is nothing but lonely." The experience of joining a reality TV show was obviously a huge stretch for him, welcoming five women into his home. "I'm screwed," he joked, as he initiated the women into the world of baling hay and tending the cattle.

But it wasn't all mud, sweat and manure. Heaton treated his women to some wholesome dancing, which he seamlessly used as a metaphor for dating. "When it comes to love, it's about the dance of life and somebody you want to take those steps with," he explained. Hopefully, this romantic young farmer will be lonely no more!


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