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.