A native of Crete, North Dakota, Barry was born into farming. A fourth-generation farmer, Barry has extensive experience in planning, planting, growing, harvesting, and packaging onions. He also farms corn, beans, and wheat. Barry attended North Dakota State University and received a Bachelor's degree in agriculture economics. Barry lives outside of Oakes, North Dakota and currently runs Four Star Ag and Four Star Truck Sales with his wife Robin.
Robin was born and raised on a farm in Southwestern Minnesota. Robin worked on her family's pig farm growing up. She decided to take a break from farming and attend St. Cloud Community College and became an ophthalmology assistant in Fargo, North Dakota. After meeting Barry, she moved to Oakes and took over the human resources and books of the farm. Robin lives outside Oakes, North Dakota and currently runs Four Star Ag and Four Star Truck Sales with her husband Barry.