Elisabeth Watkins is known by many as the Farm Girl Chef from Linden, California. She is a winner of Food Network’s Chopped Junior. Elisabeth is a sophomore at the University of Nevada, Reno where she is studying agriculture science and journalism with hopes of working as an agriculture broadcaster upon her graduation. Elisabeth learned to appreciate food growing up on a sixth-generation family farm and ranch, producing tree crops, beef cattle, and hay. Beginning at age nine, she acquired culinary skills through the 4-H cooking project which gave her a platform to promote agricultural commodities through food and cooking. Currently, she works to reconnect consumers to where their food comes from and how it is produced. The Farm Girl Chef mission is accomplished through appearances on Sacramento television and radio segments, appearances on podcasts, various print media articles, and through her blog farmgirlchef.us.