Our Staff

Eric Barnes

Eric Barnes

Owner/Service Representative

Eric started in the Ag Input Supply business in 1995 at Mid-Ohio Chemical in Botkins, after graduating from Waynesfield-Goshen Schools. He was employed as a Custom Applicator and Salesman and stayed with them through their subsequent sales and acquisitions until he became a Manager for them in 2003 as Royster Clark in Sidney, and then Crop Production Services. He eventually left for Auglaize Provico/Advanced Agri Solutions to take on a Manager’s Position for 3 of their retail facilities. Eric wished to continue his passion for Agriculture when he, and his wife Kelli, started their own family business, Farmers Alliance, in 2008. He and Kelli live in rural Wapakoneta with their three boys, Cole, Blake and Carson.
Kelli Barnes

Kelli Barnes

Owner/Office Manager

Kelli joined her husband, Eric, in the family business in 2010 as the Office Manager. She is a lifelong resident of Auglaize County and a graduate of Wapakoneta High School & the former Lima Technical College. She and Eric have been married for 20 years and her greatest blessings are their three boys Cole, Blake and Carson. Kelli greatly enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and photography and more often than not, takes pictures of her kids doing what she loves watching them do the most – play sports.
Brad Heffner

Brad Heffner

Service Representative

Brad started at Farmers Alliance in 2019. Brad has 22 years of experience in the Agronomy Service Industry. Brad has also been a 4H Advisor in Allen County, OH for the last 22 years. Brad lives in the local area with his wife Marlo and two sons Logan and Austin, who he farms and raises beef show cattle with. With Brad’s many years of experience you will find his knowledge to be an added value to your farming operation.

Trevor Barnes

Trevor Barnes

Operations Manager

Trevor started with Farmers Alliance in April of 2019. In 2003 Trevor graduated from The Ohio State University. He lives in the local Waynesfield, OH community with his wife Trisha and son Braden where he is active as a basketball, soccer, and assistant football coach for the Waynesfield Youth Athletic Association. He is a key part in managing the operations of our business.

Dan Beale

Dan Beale

Dan started at Farmers Alliance in 2010. Upon obtaining his Class A CDL License and Tanker endorsement, Dan became our primary truck driver. He has most recently started operating a spreader truck to help with custom application. Dan and his wife Sherri have 3 children, Justin (Chelsea), Kaitlyn and Caleb. He is also a Hardin County Fair Board member and a McDonald Township trustee. Dan and his family are members at Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church in Kenton, OH.