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 braham stud and lived in Callide for 15 years.
But with his main market in Rockhampton, Mr Ensby moved his operation to Mount Morgan, reducing the cost to run his business and placing him closer to clients.
“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 opportunity and we need to focus on restoring profitability to agriculture.”
Mr Ensby said it would be possible through co-operation with different interest groups, including Meat and Livestock Australia, AgForce and the National Farmers’ Federation
“Agriculture is still our biggest industry and we always need to make sure we come back to profitability to generate jobs.”