Andrea Barnhart – Farm Manager
As the Farm Manager, Andrea manages the day-to-day operations at the farm incorporating growers, volunteers, and interns into the daily schedule. In the height of the season this usually means managing at least 25 people working out in the fields! With an affinity for databases and spreadsheet, she also implements our management systems to track harvest yields, row feet planted, and distribution totals. Andrea loves figuring out the challenge of our extensive crop rotation plan encompassing cover cropping along with our vegetable rotation.
Andrea has worked at the Red Wiggler Farm since the 2009 season and brings a variety of skills to the farm, including her ability to work well with adults with developmental disabilities. Before coming to Red Wiggler, Andrea worked as a non-profit computer consultant for 10 years.
Andrea grew up on a dairy farm in southwest Virginia where she developed an appreciation for the outdoors, love of farming and the Hokies. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys biking, cooking and learning to play the guitar.