Marianne Stewart joined the ANFIL Board in 2013 and became an ANFIL member in 2010. Marianne is passionate about building a robust, resilient and sustainable rural Australia. She sees a key challenge is to feed ourselves whilst protecting the natural resources on which we all depend. Marianne is excited at the potential and opportunity of Australian bush food and medicinal plants, as successful crops as well as multi-use species is regenerative landscapes and farming systems.
On the current ANFAB executive, Marianne has been part of the ANFAB Project Teams: the dynamic “Growing the Growers” and PACE Export projects overseeing administration and reporting. Complementing Marianne's background in agriculture, she has specialised in publishing for rural communities, rural event management and has a long history of administering Government and philanthropic grants.
She is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Australian Agroforestry Foundation; co-founder and past Executive Director of the Otway Agroforestry Network Limited; and Editor of the Australian Forest Growers magazine.
Marianne is a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (C21). In her spare time (!) she is a beef producer on her family property, situated in the foothills of the Otway Ranges, South West Victoria.