About

Jim’s Bio

Growing a seed stock/grass fed beef herd of American Aberdeen’s and vegetables keeps him quite busy.

Jim is the first Vice President of Susquehanna county farm bureau, serves on the state board, executive committee, Friends of Ag Foundation board, is vice chair of the state Ag Pro committee and is on the AFBF Promotion an Education Committee.

Citizen of the Year

Jim was recently honored as the 2019 Susquehanna County Citizen of the Year by the Economic Development Board, the County Commissioners, and the Progress Authority for strong support, leadership, and dedication to the agricultural community in Susquehanna county.

A Man of Many Hats

Jim is the Vice President of the North East Aberdeen Association and represents the north east on two national association committees.

Between dairy farming and now beef farming Jim spent 23 years in ministry and continues to teach, counsel, and preach occasionally in his local church.

Jim Barbour, with his wife Kim of 40 yrs farms in Hallstead, PA.

Family

With son Jim, Heather, and 4 incredible grandchildren only 5 miles away Jim and Kim are enjoying family and farming.

History

1941

Barbour Farms was originally Sunset View Farm back in 1941 when Grandpa Barbour purchased it.

1985

We are a third generation, starting as a dairy. We left the dairy farm in 1985 to go into full time ministry so Dad Barbour sold the cows in 1987.

1999

We raised corn and hay till the Lord called Dad Barbour home on October 6, 1999.

2009

Limited farming went on till we moved back in 2009. We grew vegetables for a few years supplying 2 local stores, 3 roadside stands and 45 CSA’s.

Present

We have have transitioned to American Aberdeen Beef, pumpkins, and a more manageable garden.