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 married to his wife Arica and together they have two boys. Jeff a K-State grad with a degree in AgriBusiness, 12 years in the 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).
Phil Hellman, is K-State grad with an Accounting and Finance degree, married to wife Katy, and father to two boys. Phil has joined Ag Astra after farming for 15 years.
Andrea Hoelting, is Ag Astra’s HR Director and Business Coordinator. She is married to her husband Brent and has 3 fun-loving children. Andrea has 5 previous years of experience with FSA and has been in a Human Resources position since moving to Pratt. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys making memories with friends and family and attending local high school activities.