Star Rock Farms

Client for 12 Years.

The Backstory

Named after a rock formation overlooking the Susquehanna River, Star Rock Farms is a third-generation livestock and agricultural business in Conestoga, PA. Star Rock is the second-largest dairy producer in the county and its milk can be tasted in delicious Turkey Hill products. The farm also raises cattle, hogs and chickens.

About 10 years ago after a property investment had become a tax burden for the family, Star Rock turned to Acuity for financial advice.

“Someone recommended Mike [Peachey] and Steve [Hibshman],” said Robert Barley. “They helped us through the process and saved us a lot of income tax.”


The Solution

Since then, Acuity has become a valued resource for all strategic financial decisions at Star Rock Farms.

“When we began our dairy expansion we relied on the depth and breadth of Acuity’s agriculture experience to guide us through the process,” said Barley. “We are always looking for new opportunities and Acuity is always there to keep us on target.”

The Outcome

Barley said what he appreciates most about Acuity is not only their knowledge of agriculture and how it applies to his financial planning, but also their willingness to explore and research new opportunities for Star Rock Farms.

“I was talking to Acuity about a new tax law on government crop payments,” said Barley. “So they researched the specifics and helped us generate some additional income without a lot of investment.”

It is that type of extra-mile service that gives Barley the confidence to refer Acuity to its business partners and the peace of mind knowing they will be there when he needs them.