Meet the Team!
Tim Barker, Ag Astra’s Founder, is a sixth-generation farmer, father of five active boys, and husband to his high school sweetheart, Kelli. Tim is a licensed Series 3 Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA) and a member of the Kansas Bar Association and National Futures Association (NFA).
Jeff Malone is a K-State grad with a degree in AgriBusiness, 12 years of experience in the grain elevator industry, and insurance experience in Farm and Crop insurance. He is a licensed Series 3 Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA) and a member of the National Futures Association (NFA). Jeff and his wife, Arica, have two boys who are carrying on the K-State tradition.
Phil Hellman is a K-State grad with an Accounting and Finance degree. Phil joined Ag Astra after farming for 15 years. Phil is married to his wife, Katy, and father to three boys.
Andrea Hoelting is Ag Astra’s HR Director and Business Coordinator. Andrea has five years of previous experience with FSA and had been in a Human Resources position since moving to Pratt. She is married to her husband, Brent, and has three fun-loving children. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys making memories with friends and family and attending local high school activities.