Scott Bennett

Director, Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation

Scott Bennett serves as the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Director of Congressional Relations. His issue portfolio is comprised of livestock and related issues including GIPSA, cell-based proteins, gene-editing and Mandatory Price Reporting. Scott also manages AFBF’s efforts on hemp. 

Scott has been with the American Farm Bureau Federation since October of 2018. Prior experience includes serving as Legislative Director for former House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, where Scott guided the Chairman through policy decisions as a conferee for the 2018 Farm Bill. Before working on the Hill, Scott was an Associate at Keys Group, a D.C. based consulting and lobbying firm representing multi-national food and animal health companies. Scott was born and raised in Red House, VA on his family’s purebred Angus, Gelbvieh and Hereford cattle operation, Knoll Crest Farm. 

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Virginia Tech, and resides in Arlington, Virginia. He serves on the Board for the Animal Agriculture Alliance, VA 4-H Foundation, and the VA FFA Foundation.