Joanne Roberts

Jo grew up on family farms established in the 1850’s west of Ballarat, Victoria, still farmed by her older siblings. With a 37 year professional career in natural resources and international development policy making, implementation and evaluation, since 2013, Jo and her partner have operated a 300 hectare farming enterprise in the Snowy Mountains, NSW. They have a herd of Angus breeders, and fledgling raspberry and hazelnut crops. Jo is passionate about doing what she can to ensure that her grandchildren have opportunities on this planet equivalent to those she has been privileged to enjoy.