Black Gold Farms
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Phone: 701-772-2620
Fax: 701-772-0749
4320 18th Ave. S
Grand Forks, ND 58201
About Grand Forks, ND

The community:
Forty miles from the original Halverson family farm in Forest River, Grand Forks is located on the western banks of the Red River Valley of the North in a flat and fertile region known as the Red River Valley. Founded in 1870 by steamboat captain Alexander Griggs, its location on the fork of the Red River and the Red Lake River gives the city its name. Along with its twin city of East Grand Forks, Minn., it forms the center of what is often called The Grand Cities or Greater Grand Forks. The population of the metropolitan area is about 97,000.

Historically an agricultural area, the city's economy now encompasses higher education, defense, health care, manufacturing, food processing and scientific research. In 1997, the cities were struck by a severe flood accompanied by a major fire that destroyed 11 downtown buildings. Since then, the area has become something of a poster child for flood recovery. It has a larger population than before the flood. Employment and taxable sales have surpassed pre-flood levels, and there has been extensive public and private developments throughout both Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

Operations:
Black Gold Potato Sales moved to Grand Forks in 1988 where it operates year-round as a 24/7 sales, quality control and logistics organization. The staff handles all the production from our farms as well as seed, chip and processing potatoes from other select growers on a national basis. In 2003, four members of the Black Gold Farms Forest River staff joined the Potato Sales staff in Grand Forks.

Employees:
Black Gold at Grand Forks has a staff of over 35 employees dedicated to providing service and support to farming operations.

Executive Team:
Gregg Halverson, President and CEO
Mobile: 701-739-0604
Email: gregg.halverson@blackgoldfarms.com
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Danielle Golden, Executive Vice President of Sales
Mobile: 701-739-5806
Email: danielle.golden@blackgoldfarms.com
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Bob Hoffert, Chief Financial Officer
Mobile: 701-739-3461
Email: bob.hoffert@blackgoldfarms.com
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Eric Halverson, Executive Vice President of Technology
Mobile: 701-741-6837
Email: eric.halverson@blackgoldfarms.com
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John Nordgaard, Executive Vice President of Operations
Mobile: 701-739-3819
Email: john.nordgaard@blackgoldfarms.com
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John Halverson, Executive Vice President of Operations
Mobile: 870-215-8116
Email: john.halverson@blackgoldfarms.com
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Primary Contacts:
Kevin Waller, Sales Associate
Mobile: 701-739-3622
Email: kevin.waller@blackgoldfarms.com
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Matt Jahnke, Transportation Sales
Email: matt.jahnke@blackgoldfarms.com
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Ellen Stansbury, Accounting Department
Email: ellen.stansbury@blackgoldfarms.com
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Kally Rosencrans, Network Administartor
Email: kally.rosencrans@blackgoldfarms.com
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April Loken, Office Assistant
Email: april.loken@blackgoldfarms.com
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Nancy Callahan, Accounting Department
Email: nancy.callahan@blackgoldfarms.com
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Roy Morrow, Director of Agronomy/Midwest Group Manager
Mobile: 701-739-2243
Email: roy.morrow@blackgoldfarms.com
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Joel Horne, Operations Specialist
Mobile: 701-740-2896
Email: joel.horne@blackgoldfarms.com
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Tami Martin, Director of Human Resources
Email: tami.martin@blackgoldfarms.com
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Lisa Dick, Payroll Coordinator
Email: lisa.dick@blackgoldfarms.com
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Tony Uhlir, Financial Analyst
Email: tony.uhlir@blackgoldfarms.com
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Keith Groven, Sales Associate
Mobile: 701-317-3669
Email: keith.groven@blackgoldfarms.com
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Brad Johnson, Transportation Coordinator
Email: brad.johnson@blackgoldfarms.com
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Glen Reynolds, National Director Produce Sales
Mobile: 919-607-9211
Email: glen.reynolds@blackgoldfarms.com
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Leah Brakke, Marketing Specialist
Mobile: 701-361-2766
Email: leah.brakke@blackgoldfarms.com
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John Tweten, Systems Engineer
Mobile: 701-330-5708
Email: john.tweten@blackgoldfarms.com
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Brianna Scheving, Tablestock Bookkeeper
Email: brianna.scheving@blackgoldfarms.com
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Dale Ososki, Transportation Coordinator
Email: dale.ososki@blackgoldfarms.com
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Jose Rodriguez, R&D Agronomist
Email: jose.rodriguez@blackgoldfarms.com
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David Bain, Tablestock Sales Associate
Mobile: 952-836-5526
Email: david.bain@blackgoldfarms.com
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Jared Erickson, Transporation Coordinator
Email: jared.erickson@blackgoldfarms.com
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Rob Whalen, Chip/Processing Sales Associate
Email: rob.whalen@blackgoldfarms.com
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Bert Burkholder, Director of IT
Email: bert.burkholder@blackgoldfarms.com
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John McDonald, Transporation Coordinator
Email: john.mcdonald@blackgoldfarms.com
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Kevin Bloom, Director of Service
Mobile: 218-230-8614
Email: kevin.bloom@blackgoldfarms.com
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Janine Oxley, Human Resource Assistant
Email: janine.oxley@blackgoldfarms.com
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Tony Vigness, Safety & Compliance Coordinator
Mobile: 701-740-6032
Email: tony.vigness@blackgoldfarms.com
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Debra Mayers, Bookkeeper
Email: debra.mayers@blackgoldfarms.com
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Caleb Albert, Technical Support Analyst
Email: caleb.albert@blackgoldfarms.com
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Jeremy Buchman, Agronomy Chip Variety Specialist
Email: jeremy.buchman@blackgoldfarms.com
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Nathan Viergutz, Transportation Coordinator
Email: nathan.viergutz@blackgoldfarms.com
Adam Weber, Transportation Coordinator
Email: adam.weber@blackgoldfarms.com
Duane Norby, Systems Engineer
Mobile: 701-330-0979
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