LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
Growing up on a family farm in North Yorkshire - Marianne had an early introduction to handling livestock and driving tractors.
She arrived in journalism more by accident than design. After studying for a degree in Agricultural and Environmental Science with honours in Animal Science at Newcastle University she went on to complete a Masters in Animal Nutrition at Aberdeen University.
Her career began formulating animal rations at what was then BOCM Pauls - now ForFarmers - in Ipswich.
After three years she decided she preferred words to numbers and began her journalism career on the Holstein Friesian Journal.
A four-year stint at Farmers Weekly (we don't judge) followed before she took a diversion out of agriculture, working on trade magazines in the medical and textile sectors.
Today she feels back in her natural home – agriculture has that way of drawing you back – as senior arable specialist at Briefing Media.