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Eric Halverson named Black Gold Farms CEO

10/24/2014 11:47:00 AM Andy Nelson Eric Halverson is the new chief executive officer of potato grower-shipper Black Gold Farms. Halverson, who had been Grand Forks, N.D.-based Black Gold’s executive vice president of technology, succeeded his father, Gregg Halverson, on Oct. 23, Eric Halverson said. Gregg Halverson has retained his position as president of the company’s board of directors. “This is a planned succession — yesterday was my dad’s 65th birth… Read More...

Black Gold Grows Potatoes all over

05/13/2014 05:19:00 PM Coral Beach … Read More...

Black Gold Farms acquires sweet potato acreage

03/11/2014 11:50:00 AM Alyssa Klimek … Read More...

Black Gold Farms’ Gregg Halverson honored for leadership

Black Gold Farms’ Gregg Halverson honored for leadership       01/10/2014 09:38:00 PM Vicky Boyd Vicky BoydSAN ANTONIO — The head of a large family-owned potato operation known for his innovation and support of education was recognized at the National Potato Council’s annual awards banquet, Jan. 10. Gregg Halverson, president and chief executive officer of Black Gold Farms, Grand Forks, N.D., received the 2013 Potato Man for All Seasons… Read More...

Black Gold to offer surplus potatoes

Fingerling potatoes are supposed to be small. When they grow too large, it’s a problem — and that’s what happened this year for Black Gold Farms in Sturgis. But those potatoes don’t have to go to waste. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Friday, the community is welcome to bring  containers and take all the potatoes they can use from the Black Gold Farms facility at 69331 Klinger Lake Road in Sturgis.  Ray Baker, manager of the facility, said although the potatoes are… Read More...

Black Gold adds packing facility

10/25/2013 10:24:00 AM David Mitchell … Read More...

Black Gold Farms & McCormick® Produce Partners® partnership gains industry recognition

Black Gold Farms & McCormick® Produce Partners® partnership gains industry recognition In June of 2013, Black Gold Farms introduced a new value-added potato product that included fresh potatoes with a McCormick Produce Partners season packet. After positive response from retailers and consumers alike, the industry has also recognized Black Gold Farms with a nomination for the Produce Marketing Association’s Annual Marketing Impact Award.  The Black Gold Farms season… Read More...

Black Gold potato product nominated for PMA award

10/03/2013 12:36:00 PM Rachel English Courtesy Black Gold FarmsBlack Gold Farms received a PMA Marketing Impact Award nomination for their pairing of fresh potatoes and McCormick Produce Partners seasoning.Black Gold Farms’ potato and seasoning pairing has earned a nomination for the Produce Marketing Association’s Marketing Impact Award. Their nomination was a result of positive feedback from both consumers and retailers. Black Gold Farms, Grand Forks, N.D., acted on research ind… Read More...

Black Gold Farms & McCormick Produce Partners Partnership Earn PMA Marketing Impact Award Nomination

Grand Forks, ND - In June of 2013 Black Gold Farms introduced a new Black Gold Farms & McCormick Produce Partners Partnership Earn PMA Marketing Impact Award Nominationvalue-added potato product that included fresh potatoes with a McCormick Produce Partners season packet included. After positive response from retailers and consumers alike, the industry has also recognized Black Gold Farms with a nomination for the Produce Marketing Association’s Annual Marketing Impact Award.   T… Read More...

Black Gold Farms · Provides a first-hand look at the process of growing and shipping fresh potatoes.

GRAND FORKS, ND By Jordan Okumura Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Black Gold Farms · Provides a first-hand look at the process of growing and shipping fresh potatoes. In an effort to establish closer relationships and create credibility with its consumers, Black Gold Farms invited five food bloggers to its farm in Arbyrd, MO in the middle of harvest to provide a first-hand look at the process of growing and shipping fresh potatoes. This experience allowed the bloggers to eagerly provide a … Read More...

Bloggers give Black Gold Farms online spotlight

Bloggers give Black Gold Farms online spotlight09/18/2013 11:39:00 AM Rachel English Courtesy Black Gold FarmsBloggers tour Black Gold Farms in Arbyrd, Mo. during the potato harvest season.Black Gold Farms, Grand Forks, N.D., recently invited five bloggers to experience the potato harvest season at their farm in Arbyrd, Mo. The group brought the “locally grown, fresh potato, family farm story” from the fields of Missouri to thousands of the bloggers’ Internet followers. … Read More...

The B Word

The B WordSeptember 16, 2013 By lbrakke I’ve been called the “B word” many times and for many reasons. It’s a word that I used to be embarrassed about, but now I see it as a badge of honor. It means I’ve stood for something. It means I’ve grown. It means I’ve found success. It means I’ve contributed. However, it also means that there’s some confusion as to how a girl from a small town in North Dakota and her family got to be this way and why… Read More...