Stefanie Kitchen is Assistant Director of Governmental Relations for Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. Prior to this role, she worked as the Commissioner’s Office Director for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Stefanie has experience in farm transition and previously ran the Certified Farm Seekers Program, a component of the Virginia Farm Link Program. She has a B.S. in Animal Science and a Master of Public Administration, both from Virginia Tech. Stefanie grew up on a row crop and beef cattle farm in Southampton County.