Stephanie grew up in the rolling hills of Southern Iowa and Northern Missouri on a cow/calf operation. She received a degree in Engineering from the University of Missouri. During college, Stephanie was involved in several groups and organizations including Collegiate Cattlewomen, Mizzou Rodeo Club, and she attended the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leaders Conference in Kansas City. After college, she became involved in the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) and completed the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program (YCLP). During YCLP, Stephanie was the Co-Chair for the first Annual Beef Carcass Challenge. Thanks to the ICA, Stephanie also attended the NCBA’s Young Cattlemen’s Conference in 2012.
Stephanie is currently employed by the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as an engineer, designing and implementing structures for conservation. She feels very fortunate to be able to work with farmers each day and help them develop a system that not only works for them, yet also improves our natural resources. In addition to a full-time position, Stephanie and Jerry own and operate a commercial cow/calf herd and have a small amount of row crops, growing corn and soybeans. They also own a small agricultural business, Beaumont Specialty Products, selling livestock equipment and specialty feed products. Stephanie enjoys being involved in her community and is a member of the Monroe County Cattlemen’s Association, ICA, and NCBA. She also serves on the Regional Ag Advisory Committee, is a tutor at the local high school, and is involved in the FFA Alumni group. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys competing in rodeo and bodybuilding competitions, sports, and hunting.