RESTORING profitability to agriculture has driven Steve Ensby to stand for the seat of Callide.
He said there were not enough jobs to keep people in the electorate and opportunities for small businesses to grow were few and far between.
Mr Ensby runs a brahman stud and lived in Callide for 15 years.
“As someone who understands farming and manufacturing, I can see there are things that can be done to help the electorate,” Mr Ensby said.
“There are not enough business opportunities being created, not enough general opportunity and we need to focus on restoring profitability to agriculture.”
Mr Ensby said opportunities could be made possible through co-operation with industry groups such as Meat and Livestock Australia, Ag Force and the National Farmers’ Federation
“We need to work together and look at market expansion, for example in the live export trade.
“We’ve been waiting for three years for the government to deliver something for farmers.
“Agriculture is still our biggest industry.”