Rural Aid planning trip to South Burnett to lend a hand

HELP is on the way for South Burnett farmers in need of a bit of extra assistance.

SUPPORT: Rural Aid’s Wayne Thomson meets with farmer Barry Edwards.¬†Liana Walker

Rural Aid has agreed to set up a campsite in Wondai to fulfil a number of requests from drought-affected farmers in the region.

South Burnett Regional Councillor Kathy Duff said the council had been approached by the group to help with planning.

Rural Aid supports rural people through programs such as Buy a Bale and Farm Rescue.

“I think we are lucky that the Wondai community has been chosen and that some of our farmers will get some much-needed support,” Cr Duff said.

Rural Aid plans to make their trip to the region in October and will travel up to 35km to farms near Wondai.

The team of up to 50 grey nomads, who have a unique set of skills, will work on various farms during their stay.

They may also provide work for community groups if they have time.

“It is still early in their planning process and they are working with council and community groups to find a suitable venue and sort out the logistics of the project,” Cr Duff said.

The article’s credit is for the source: The South Burnett