Cindy Barber moved to Washington, Indiana, from Dallas, Texas, in 2003, to keep the farm & historic round barn in the family. In 2007 she married her husband, Tony, and they are raising their two young sons, Wyatt and Ward, on that same farm, in southwest Indiana. In addition to farming grain, they also raise Black Angus cattle, & are members of the Southwest Indiana Angus Association. Their round barn was built in 1908 by her great-grandfather, Thomas Singleton. In 2016, it was recognized as one of the top 10 Bicentennial Barns of Indiana & in 2019 they received a Sesquicentennial Hoosier Homestead Award, in recognition of the farm being in the same family for over 150 years.
Barber has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Kansas and a Master's Degree in Leadership & Management from Western Governor's University. She has worked for Purdue University since 2006 and currently serves as a Community Development Educator for Purdue Extension, in Daviess County. As a Community Development Educator she engages individuals and groups in programs to address leadership and civic engagement, community and organizational planning, local government education, and enhancing communities' quality of place and quality of life.