Rob Barley

Rock Star Farms

Rob is a co-owner in Star Rock Farms., along with his brother Tom and cousin Abe, where they farm over 12,000 acres of corn, wheat and soybeans, milk 1,700 cows, own a 4000-sow farrow to finish hog operation and operate a 2,000 feedlot, finishing cattle for themselves as well as others.

Rob is responsible for the non-dairy livestock and the financial aspects of the businesses, including banking relationships, legal and tax issues, as well as managing human resources with 60 people employed by Star Rock. Rob has also successfully worked to develop markets for Star Rock products and increase risk management efforts.

In addition to his role within Star Rock, Rob is currently the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board Chairman, a member of the Lancaster County Ag Council’s executive committee and serves on the Lancaster County Extension Board.

Rob is married to Shelly, and they have four children, ranging in ages from 20 to 30 and three grandchildren. He graduated from Penn State with an animal science degree.

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