Lyndsie became interested in Agriculture through her love of horses. She began riding at age 11 and became active in the horse show circuit for many years.
She attended Virginia Tech receiving her B.S. Degree in Animal & Poultry Science with a minor in Agriculture & Applied Economics, and her M.S. Degree in Agriculture Extension and Education. She was also an active member in the Equestrian Club and Block & Bridle Club, while also competing on the Virginia Tech Equestrian team from 2002-2005.