Ginny Stevens

Ginny Stevens sitting on steps smiling at camera

Ginny Stevens lives with her husband Andy and twins Henry and Isabella on a farm at Mangoplah in the Riverina. Growing up on the family farm in Tasmania she has always been passionate about agriculture and staying active.

Ginny’s interest with wellbeing grew during her agribusiness banking career when she became increasingly concerned with the growing level of mental illness and suicide in rural communities.

In 2015 she was inspired to develop a proactive program, Active Farmers, to bring together farmers and rural communities to help improve the physical and mental health of participants and to build community resilience.

Her vision is to ensure that more people understand the strong connection between being physically fit and well connected within their community, to being mentally strong. She believes that healthier and happier and more productive community members will mean stronger, more productive Primary Industries.

The Founder of Active Farmers, Ginny holds a Certificate III and IV in personal training.

Skills

  • Building rural  community resilience
  • Group fitness training  for rural communities
  • Health promotion and education

Sectors/Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Community health
  • Personal training
  • Agricultural economics

Achievements

  • 2018 NSW/ACT AgriFuturesTM  Rural Women’s Award Alumni
  • Committee member: Young  Professionals in Ag, Wagga Wagga
  • ANZ Agribusiness Graduate  Program
  • Honours, Agricultural Science, Melbourne University

Contacts

M 0439 343 925
E ginny@activefarmers.com.au
W www.activefarmers.com.au