Susan Belford was raised in Clarke County, Virginia where her family backgrounded stocker cattle and had a commercial cow herd. Susan graduated from Virginia Tech with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Communications. She works at Farm Credit of the Virginias with as a loan officer/branch manager. She works closely with full and part-time farmers. Additionally, she works with residential lending. She grew up showing beef cattle, participating in 4-H, FFA, and Junior Breed shows nationwide. Most recently she has been traveling across the country with her son showing beef cattle and lambs. She has served as a 4-H leader, and served on the board of the Fauquier Education Farm.