About Barnes Farming



 Carson, John and Bethany Barnes 

        3 Generations of Barnes' 


From its small start in 1960, Barnes Farming has grown to become the world’s largest sweet potato producer, farming more than 14,000 acres in several North Carolina counties.

Barnes Farming has been listed in American Vegetable Grower magazine’s Top 100 Grower list for 15 consecutive years. The operation also ranks in the Top 10 vegetable growers in the Southeastern United States.



Jose Calderon - "Pepe"
International Sales Manager
English and Spanish
Frank Salinas
Packing House Supervisor 
English and Spanish

Bob Wilson
Technical Manager
B.S. Agricultural Business Management (NCSU) 


 Angel Moreno 
Field Operations Supervisor
English and Spanish


Maggie Rock
Traceability, Certifications 
Pet Food Sales
B.S. Animal Science (NCSU) 
B.S. Agricultural Business Management (NCSU) 
English and Spanish
Maria Antunez
Administrative Assistant


English and Spanish 





Tom Mayo
Office Manager

Accounts Payable 

Daisy Valverde
Labor Coordinator 


English and Spanish

Steve Olson
Payroll Accountant 


 Leroy Stokes  
Personnel Supervisor
Randy Morris
Shop Foreman
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