Make an impact
There are plenty of ways you can take part in the conversation and support regional Queensland.
Got a spare five minutes?
Hit social media
Follow us on social media by searching for @AgForceQLD, and please like, share and comment on our social media posts. Create your own posts and tag your local MP and media in posts explaining the importance of regional Queensland in our state’s future. We’d love to see a photo or video of how you are supporting the campaign. And don’t forget the hashtag! It’s #standupforqldag or simply #qldag if you’re low on characters.
Print a flyer
You can share the message by printing our ‘Your Food. Our Future’ flyer (prints 3 per A4 page) or campaign poster and sharing them around your local community. Encourage local businesses to share the message with their urban community by displaying in shopfronts or at community events.
Round up the crew
Recruit your mates
If you have family or friends who love the bush and are sympathetic to regional issues, please ask them to email, phone or call in to see their local MP to communicate their support.
Why not go outback for your next holiday? Airbnb has many fun and affordable options. Otherwise, visiting your local farmers’ markets is a great way to expand your palate and appreciation for great local produce.
Keep calm and agvocate
Contact your local MP
Email, phone or better still, call in and see your local MP – they are there to represent you! Let them know you would like them to direct more of their attention to regional issues. Politely explain how a stronger regional Queensland is a worthy investment in our collective future and one they should stand up for. You can find the names and contact details of Queensland MPs at the Queensland Parliament’s website.
Write a letter to the editor
Drop a line to the editor of your local newspaper, calling on your elected representative and/or local candidate to stand up for regional Queensland. It need not be too long (200 words is heaps), use local examples wherever possible, and feel free to drop our name!
We can all support Australian farmers during the drought. It’s as simple as looking out for the green and gold kangaroo and the barcode when you go shopping.
Vision credit: ABC pic.twitter.com/ScSC9lB4OU
— David Littleproud (@D_LittleproudMP) August 26, 2019
Make new connections
There’s a huge advantage in numbers and there’s more than 5,400 of us. We regularly meet with politicians, media moguls, fellow industry organisations and other major players on any issues our members need. Check out our new Country Connection membership too.
Reach out for help
We’re here to listen and assist if you want to contact us, or leave a comment below.