STANDING UP: AgForce  President Georgie Somerset speaking alongside AgForce General Projects Manager Andrew Freeman, CEO Micheal Guerin and Grains Board President Brendan Taylor.
STANDING UP: AgForce President Georgie Somerset speaking alongside AgForce General Projects Manager Andrew Freeman, CEO Micheal Guerin and Grains Board President Brendan Taylor. Contributed

Building up the city, country relationship

A NEW movement has been launched in a bid to place the crippling issues of regional Queensland right at the doorstep of metropolitan areas.

Using the Ekka as a platform, AgForce asked, 'Who will stand up for regional Queensland?' as part of their introduction of Country Connection memberships.

AgForce President Georgie Somerset said the memberships aimed to bridge any perceived divide between those from the city and country.

It also aimed to highlight the struggles being faced in the bush.

"Often people say I know things are tough, how can I help,” Ms Somerset said.

"AgForce has created a way for urban people areas can now become a part of a movement to be kept in formed or become a member and continue communicating the issues that are facing so many regional towns.

"Regional Queensland is suffering, and if regional Queensland is suffering, we're all suffering, all the way from the city to the bush.”

With small businesses continuing to struggle in rural areas, Somerset implores people from urban and rural areas to connect with each other to tackle these issues.

To become an AgForce member or find out more, head to www.standupfor qldag.org.au.