The communities where we live and work are our backbone. We’re dedicated partners to our employees, land partners, vendors and customers.

Beginning with a small 10-acre plot of potatoes planted in the fertile soil of North Dakota’s Red River Valley more than 80 years ago, Black Gold Farms has evolved into a global operation with production farms and packing facilities throughout the United States.

Today this extensive network of operations is made up of some of the best land and people in the business—highly skilled individuals who dig deep each and every day to find new and better ways to serve our customers, vendors, communities and land partners.

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Headquarters

Farm Locations

Packing Facilities

Headquarters

  • Grand Forks, North Dakota

    Grand Forks, North Dakota

    The headquarters office in Grand Forks, N.D., is home to farming and packing locations support staff such as accounting, information technology, engineering and agronomy, as well as all sales and marketing functions. There is also a full service transportation department.

    The Grand Forks year-round sales office, opened in 1988, is about 40 miles from the original farm. In 2003 the Forest River farm team also joined the Grand Forks office, enhancing communication between sales and production. In 2013 Black Gold Farms moved into our new, LEED Gold certified corporate office.

    The Black Gold Farms headquarters office employees about 50 full-time staff, is open year round and available 24/7 to customers and stakeholders.

    Main Contact

    Eric Halverson, CEO

    Address

    4320 18th Ave. S
    Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Phone: 701-772-2620
    Fax: 701-772-0749

Farm Locations

  • Pearsall, Texas

    Pearsall, Texas

    Industry-wide supply issues in Florida prompted Black Gold Farms to create a spring chip potato production unit near Pearsall in 1992. In 1998 a new state-of-the art washing and loading facility was built. With a late April annual harvest startup, the area has grown rapidly. Because of the extremely hot conditions here, the very first in-line hydrocooler was added to the grading facility to increase quality through wet breakdown elimination. Red potato production was added to the Texas manifest in 2011 to jump-start the fresh red summer program.

    Crops in Pearsall include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Fresh Potatoes
    • Fresh Sweet Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Lorenzo Sequra, Farm Manager

    Address

    2111 CR 4201
    Pearsall, TX 78061

    Phone: 830-334-4714
    Fax: 830-334-5516

  • Live Oak, Florida

    Live Oak, Florida

    Named after the large shade trees that grow in the area, Live Oak, Fla., has rich, center-pivot irrigated sand. This area fills the very important mid May through June chip potato season and is strategically located near the intersection of I-10 and I-75 for easy freight accessibility to chip potato customers in the Eastern markets. A permanent harvest load-out facility was added in 2007.

    Crops in Live Oak include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Thomas Ransom, Farm Manager

    Address

    16650 – 165th Road
    Live Oak, FL 32060

    Phone: 386-776-1472
    Fax: 386-776-1498

  • Columbia, North Carolina

    Columbia, North Carolina

    The addition of the Columbia, N.C., farm in 2004 marked a new chapter in Black Gold history. The acquisition of the legacy Durwood Cooper Farm moved the company into East Coast shipping lanes and complements the Missouri and Arkansas shipping timeframe. This production area is blessed with deep, silt loam soils which support not only potatoes, but corn and soybean production as well.

    Crops in Columbia include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Jeff Spruill, Farm Manager

    Address

    2815 North Gum Neck Road
    Columbia, NC 27925

    Phone: 252-796-4271
    Fax: 252-796-2020

  • Camden, North Carolina

    Camden, North Carolina

    The George Wood Farm was acquired in early 2015, adding both chip-stock and fresh capacity to Black Gold Farms. This farm is located on the eastern shore of North Carolina, situated north of the Albemarle Sound. The acquisition includes a seasonal washing facility, as well as cooling capacity. This enables Black Gold Farms to serve the East Coast area efficiently with red, white and yellow fresh potatoes, which can be put into a large variety of packages.

    Crops in Camden include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Fresh Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Jimmy Harrell, Farm Manager

    Address

    315 Main Road
    Camden, NC 27921

    Phone: 252-335-4004
    Fax: 252-333-3240

  • Delhi, Louisiana

    Delhi, Louisiana

    Additional sweet potato acreage was added in Northeast Louisiana with the acquisition of the Dawson Farm in 2014. A large storage and fresh packing facility was a part of the acquisition, enabling Black Gold Farms to be a year-round supplier of fresh sweet potatoes to the retail and food service trade. A large portion of the production of this farm also helps supply the processed sweet potato market. 

    Crops in Delhi include:

    • Fresh Sweet Potatoes
    • Processing Sweet Potatoes

    Main Contact

    Todd O’Neal, Farm Manager

    Address

    2305 Highway 17
    Delhi, LA 71232

    Phone: 318-878-5806
    Fax: 318-878-2826

  • Arbyrd, Missouri

    Arbyrd, Missouri

    Started in 1999, and located on the Missouri and Arkansas state line, this farm bridges the harvest schedule between Pearsall, Texas, and Charleston, Mo. It is a loamy area with an early June harvest startup to help supply the summer needs for the chip potato industry.  A new grading facility, complete with an office and quality control complex, was completed in 2002. The state of the art packing facility at this location started running in 2008 to support the fresh operation.

    Crops in Arbyrd include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Fresh Potatoes
    • Processing Sweet Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Leo Boeglin, Farm Manager

    Address

    10701 State Highway 164
    Arbyrd, MO 63821

    Phone: 573-654-2220
    Fax: 573-654-2292

  • Charleston, Missouri

    Charleston, Missouri

    The Charleston, Mo., location is the very first “Distance Farm” for Black Gold Farms. We planted our first potato crop here in 1986; today it is the largest potato grower in the state. It was established closer to population centers to better supply potatoes for the big Fourth of July push. Since 2010 the Charleston location has also been a major sweet potato processing/production area for Black Gold Farms. In 2013 a shed was built to store the sweet potato crop as well as seed potatoes.

    Crops in Charleston include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Processing Sweet Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Jim Browning, Farm Manager

    Address

    1521 State Highway NN
    Charleston, MO 63834

    Phone: 573-683-3381
    Fax: 573-683-6185

  • Rhodesdale, Maryland

    Rhodesdale, Maryland

    The addition of the Rhodesdale farm in 2009 completed the spring shipping window for Black Gold Farms. An established potato production area with irrigated, sandy loam soils in and around Dorchester County, Rhodesdale is ideally situated a short distance from much of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada chip and fresh potato market.

    Crops in Rhodesdale include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Fresh Potatoes
    • Processing Sweet Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Blake Hopkins, Farm Manager

    Address

    5615 Rhodesdale Vienna Road
    Rhodesdale, MD 21659

    Phone: 410-943-0544
    Fax: 410-943-0546

  • Winamac, Indiana

    Winamac, Indiana

    Black Gold Farms is the largest potato grower in Indiana. Winamac, located in the north central production area, supplies the late summer and fall demand for chip potatoes. A modern grading facility with on-scale loading was built here in 2000, enhancing efficiency and capability. Winamac is also essential to the fresh red program in this area to fill in the time frame between Missouri and the Red River Valley.

    Crops in Winamac include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Fresh Potatoes
    • Processing Sweet Potatoes
    • Processing Russet Potatoes

    Main Contact

    Nathan Libey, Farm Manager

    Address

    3636 N 215 East
    Winamac, IN 46996

    Phone: 574-946-6432
    Fax: 574-946-7534

  • Sturgis, Michigan

    Sturgis, Michigan

    The area has an abundance of irrigated, loamy soil ideal for chip potato production. Added in 2000, the farm location sits on the Indiana/Michigan border and added flexibility to Black Gold Farms operation in Winamac, Indiana.

    Crops in Sturgis include:

    • Chip Potatoes

    Main Contact

    Brian Potter, Farm Manager

    Address

    69331 Klinger Lake Road
    Sturgis, MI 49091

    Phone: 269-659-8556
    Fax: 269-659-2576

  • Forest River, North Dakota

    Forest River, North Dakota

    Forest River is the original home farm, where Hallie Halverson started farming potatoes in 1928. Currently, the Forest River farm produces, stores and ships 100,000 CWT of certified seed to the Black Gold Farms commercial farm operations in other states. In 2011 Forest River, which is in the heart of the Red River Valley, started to grow fresh red potatoes.

    The Forest River shop performs major overhauls and special machinery projects. A parts coordinator in this location procures and manages inventory of all Black Gold farms machinery parts.

    Crops in Forest River include:

    • Chip Seed Potatoes
    • Red Potatoes


    Main Contact

    Matt Driscoll, Farm Manager

    Address

    14604 County Road 19
    Forest River, ND 58233

    Phone: 701-248-3788
    Fax: 701-248-3071

Packing Facilities

  • Delhi, Louisiana

    Delhi, Louisiana

    A large storage and fresh packing facility was a major part of the acquisition in 2014 of Dawson Farms. This has enabled Black Gold Farms to be a year-round supplier of fresh sweet potatoes to the retail and food service trade. This facility packs sweet potatoes in bags, cartons and micros, as well as other packing options that are available based on customer needs.

    Main Contact

    Will Blackard, Packing Facility Supervisor

    Address

    2305 Highway 17
    Delhi, LA 71232

    Phone: 318-878-5806
    Fax: 318-878-2826

  • Pearsall, Texas

    Pearsall, Texas

    Seasonality: Mid April – Late June

    In 2011 Black Gold Farms acquired a packing facility in Pearsall. This facility runs from mid April until the end of June. It supports Texas fresh production to be shipped out during the early summer season, and promotes locally sourced potatoes.

    Main Contact

    Lorenzo Segura, Facility Manager

    Address

    1005 S. Oak Street
    Pearsall, TX 78061

    Phone: 830-334-2714
    Fax: 830-334-2783

  • Camden, North Carolina

    Camden, North Carolina

    Seasonality: Late May – Late July

    The acquisition of the George Wood Farm in 2015 included a seasonal washing facility, as well as cooling capacity, which enables Black Gold Farms to serve the East Coast area efficiently with red, white and yellow fresh potatoes in the summer months.

    Main Contact

    Jimmy Harrell, Farm & Facility Manager

    Address

    315 Main Road
    Camden, NC 27921

    Phone: 252-335-4004 
    Fax: 252-333-3240

  • East Grand Forks, Minnesota

    East Grand Forks, Minnesota

    Seasonality: September – Early April

    A facility in East Grand Forks, Minn., was added to further bridge the gap in the year-round fresh red potato enterprise for Black Gold Farms. Storage, washing capabilities and packaging equipment were added to enhance customer options, and provide value to Black Gold Farms red potato production in the Red River Valley.

    Main Contact

    Aaron Soukup, Facility Manager

    Address

    721 Gateway Dr NE
    East Grand Forks, MN 56721

    Phone: 218-773-4177
    Fax: 218-773-1200

  • Arbyrd, Missouri

    Arbyrd, Missouri

    The state-of-the-art packing facility at this location started running in 2008 to support the quickly growing fresh potato operation. This GlobalGAP Certified facility allows Black Gold Farms to pack and ship our own or sourced fresh potatoes year round. The facility has bulk, poly, carton and specialty packing capabilities. It is also used in cross-docking situations, as well as a forward distribution center for many customers.

    Main Contact

    Marty Coleman, Facility Manager

    Address

    10701 State Highway 164
    Arbyrd, MO 63821

    Phone: 573-654-2100
    Fax: 573-654-2233

Headquarters

  • Grand Forks, North Dakota

    Grand Forks, North Dakota

    The headquarters office in Grand Forks, N.D., is home to farming and packing locations support staff such as accounting, information technology, engineering and agronomy, as well as all sales and marketing functions. There is also a full service transportation department.

    The Grand Forks year-round sales office, opened in 1988, is about 40 miles from the original farm. In 2003 the Forest River farm team also joined the Grand Forks office, enhancing communication between sales and production. In 2013 Black Gold Farms moved into our new, LEED Gold certified corporate office.

    The Black Gold Farms headquarters office employees about 50 full-time staff, is open year round and available 24/7 to customers and stakeholders.

    Main Contact

    Eric Halverson, CEO

    Address

    4320 18th Ave. S
    Grand Forks, ND58201
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 701-772-2620
    Fax: 701-772-0749

Farm Locations

  • Pearsall, Texas

    Pearsall, Texas

    Industry-wide supply issues in Florida prompted Black Gold Farms to create a spring chip potato production unit near Pearsall in 1992. In 1998 a new state-of-the art washing and loading facility was built. With a late April annual harvest startup, the area has grown rapidly. Because of the extremely hot conditions here, the very first in-line hydrocooler was added to the grading facility to increase quality through wet breakdown elimination. Red potato production was added to the Texas manifest in 2011 to jump-start the fresh red summer program.

    Crops in Pearsall include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Fresh Potatoes
    • Fresh Sweet Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Lorenzo Sequra, Farm Manager

    Address

    2111 CR 4201
    Pearsall, TX78061
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 830-334-4714
    Fax: 830-334-5516

  • Live Oak, Florida

    Live Oak, Florida

    Named after the large shade trees that grow in the area, Live Oak, Fla., has rich, center-pivot irrigated sand. This area fills the very important mid May through June chip potato season and is strategically located near the intersection of I-10 and I-75 for easy freight accessibility to chip potato customers in the Eastern markets. A permanent harvest load-out facility was added in 2007.

    Crops in Live Oak include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Thomas Ransom, Farm Manager

    Address

    16650 – 165th Road
    Live Oak, FL32060
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 386-776-1472
    Fax: 386-776-1498

  • Columbia, North Carolina

    Columbia, North Carolina

    The addition of the Columbia, N.C., farm in 2004 marked a new chapter in Black Gold history. The acquisition of the legacy Durwood Cooper Farm moved the company into East Coast shipping lanes and complements the Missouri and Arkansas shipping timeframe. This production area is blessed with deep, silt loam soils which support not only potatoes, but corn and soybean production as well.

    Crops in Columbia include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Jeff Spruill, Farm Manager

    Address

    2815 North Gum Neck Road
    Columbia, NC27925
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 252-796-4271
    Fax: 252-796-2020

  • Camden, North Carolina

    Camden, North Carolina

    The George Wood Farm was acquired in early 2015, adding both chip-stock and fresh capacity to Black Gold Farms. This farm is located on the eastern shore of North Carolina, situated north of the Albemarle Sound. The acquisition includes a seasonal washing facility, as well as cooling capacity. This enables Black Gold Farms to serve the East Coast area efficiently with red, white and yellow fresh potatoes, which can be put into a large variety of packages.

    Crops in Camden include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Fresh Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Jimmy Harrell, Farm Manager

    Address

    315 Main Road
    Camden, NC27921
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 252-335-4004
    Fax: 252-333-3240

  • Delhi, Louisiana

    Delhi, Louisiana

    Additional sweet potato acreage was added in Northeast Louisiana with the acquisition of the Dawson Farm in 2014. A large storage and fresh packing facility was a part of the acquisition, enabling Black Gold Farms to be a year-round supplier of fresh sweet potatoes to the retail and food service trade. A large portion of the production of this farm also helps supply the processed sweet potato market. 

    Crops in Delhi include:

    • Fresh Sweet Potatoes
    • Processing Sweet Potatoes

    Main Contact

    Todd O’Neal, Farm Manager

    Address

    2305 Highway 17
    Delhi, LA71232
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 318-878-5806
    Fax: 318-878-2826

  • Arbyrd, Missouri

    Arbyrd, Missouri

    Started in 1999, and located on the Missouri and Arkansas state line, this farm bridges the harvest schedule between Pearsall, Texas, and Charleston, Mo. It is a loamy area with an early June harvest startup to help supply the summer needs for the chip potato industry.  A new grading facility, complete with an office and quality control complex, was completed in 2002. The state of the art packing facility at this location started running in 2008 to support the fresh operation.

    Crops in Arbyrd include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Fresh Potatoes
    • Processing Sweet Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Leo Boeglin, Farm Manager

    Address

    10701 State Highway 164
    Arbyrd, MO63821
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 573-654-2220
    Fax: 573-654-2292

  • Charleston, Missouri

    Charleston, Missouri

    The Charleston, Mo., location is the very first “Distance Farm” for Black Gold Farms. We planted our first potato crop here in 1986; today it is the largest potato grower in the state. It was established closer to population centers to better supply potatoes for the big Fourth of July push. Since 2010 the Charleston location has also been a major sweet potato processing/production area for Black Gold Farms. In 2013 a shed was built to store the sweet potato crop as well as seed potatoes.

    Crops in Charleston include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Processing Sweet Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Jim Browning, Farm Manager

    Address

    1521 State Highway NN
    Charleston, MO63834
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 573-683-3381
    Fax: 573-683-6185

  • Rhodesdale, Maryland

    Rhodesdale, Maryland

    The addition of the Rhodesdale farm in 2009 completed the spring shipping window for Black Gold Farms. An established potato production area with irrigated, sandy loam soils in and around Dorchester County, Rhodesdale is ideally situated a short distance from much of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada chip and fresh potato market.

    Crops in Rhodesdale include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Fresh Potatoes
    • Processing Sweet Potatoes
    • Other Commodities

    Main Contact

    Blake Hopkins, Farm Manager

    Address

    5615 Rhodesdale Vienna Road
    Rhodesdale, MD21659
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 410-943-0544
    Fax: 410-943-0546

  • Winamac, Indiana

    Winamac, Indiana

    Black Gold Farms is the largest potato grower in Indiana. Winamac, located in the north central production area, supplies the late summer and fall demand for chip potatoes. A modern grading facility with on-scale loading was built here in 2000, enhancing efficiency and capability. Winamac is also essential to the fresh red program in this area to fill in the time frame between Missouri and the Red River Valley.

    Crops in Winamac include:

    • Chip Potatoes
    • Fresh Potatoes
    • Processing Sweet Potatoes
    • Processing Russet Potatoes

    Main Contact

    Nathan Libey, Farm Manager

    Address

    3636 N 215 East
    Winamac, IN46996
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 574-946-6432
    Fax: 574-946-7534

  • Sturgis, Michigan

    Sturgis, Michigan

    The area has an abundance of irrigated, loamy soil ideal for chip potato production. Added in 2000, the farm location sits on the Indiana/Michigan border and added flexibility to Black Gold Farms operation in Winamac, Indiana.

    Crops in Sturgis include:

    • Chip Potatoes

    Main Contact

    Brian Potter, Farm Manager

    Address

    69331 Klinger Lake Road
    Sturgis, MI49091
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 269-659-8556
    Fax: 269-659-2576

  • Forest River, North Dakota

    Forest River, North Dakota

    Forest River is the original home farm, where Hallie Halverson started farming potatoes in 1928. Currently, the Forest River farm produces, stores and ships 100,000 CWT of certified seed to the Black Gold Farms commercial farm operations in other states. In 2011 Forest River, which is in the heart of the Red River Valley, started to grow fresh red potatoes.

    The Forest River shop performs major overhauls and special machinery projects. A parts coordinator in this location procures and manages inventory of all Black Gold farms machinery parts.

    Crops in Forest River include:

    • Chip Seed Potatoes
    • Red Potatoes


    Main Contact

    Matt Driscoll, Farm Manager

    Address

    14604 County Road 19
    Forest River, ND58233
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 701-248-3788
    Fax: 701-248-3071

Packing Facilities

  • Delhi, Louisiana

    Delhi, Louisiana

    A large storage and fresh packing facility was a major part of the acquisition in 2014 of Dawson Farms. This has enabled Black Gold Farms to be a year-round supplier of fresh sweet potatoes to the retail and food service trade. This facility packs sweet potatoes in bags, cartons and micros, as well as other packing options that are available based on customer needs.

    Main Contact

    Will Blackard, Packing Facility Supervisor

    Address

    2305 Highway 17
    Delhi, LA71232
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 318-878-5806
    Fax: 318-878-2826

  • Pearsall, Texas

    Pearsall, Texas

    Seasonality: Mid April – Late June

    In 2011 Black Gold Farms acquired a packing facility in Pearsall. This facility runs from mid April until the end of June. It supports Texas fresh production to be shipped out during the early summer season, and promotes locally sourced potatoes.

    Main Contact

    Lorenzo Segura, Facility Manager

    Address

    1005 S. Oak Street
    Pearsall, TX78061
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 830-334-2714
    Fax: 830-334-2783

  • Camden, North Carolina

    Camden, North Carolina

    Seasonality: Late May – Late July

    The acquisition of the George Wood Farm in 2015 included a seasonal washing facility, as well as cooling capacity, which enables Black Gold Farms to serve the East Coast area efficiently with red, white and yellow fresh potatoes in the summer months.

    Main Contact

    Jimmy Harrell, Farm & Facility Manager

    Address

    315 Main Road
    Camden, NC27921
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 252-335-4004 
    Fax: 252-333-3240

  • East Grand Forks, Minnesota

    East Grand Forks, Minnesota

    Seasonality: September – Early April

    A facility in East Grand Forks, Minn., was added to further bridge the gap in the year-round fresh red potato enterprise for Black Gold Farms. Storage, washing capabilities and packaging equipment were added to enhance customer options, and provide value to Black Gold Farms red potato production in the Red River Valley.

    Main Contact

    Aaron Soukup, Facility Manager

    Address

    721 Gateway Dr NE
    East Grand Forks, MN 56721
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 218-773-4177
    Fax: 218-773-1200

  • Arbyrd, Missouri

    Arbyrd, Missouri

    The state-of-the-art packing facility at this location started running in 2008 to support the quickly growing fresh potato operation. This GlobalGAP Certified facility allows Black Gold Farms to pack and ship our own or sourced fresh potatoes year round. The facility has bulk, poly, carton and specialty packing capabilities. It is also used in cross-docking situations, as well as a forward distribution center for many customers.

    Main Contact

    Marty Coleman, Facility Manager

    Address

    10701 State Highway 164
    Arbyrd, MO 63821
    Find on Google Maps }

    Phone: 573-654-2100
    Fax: 573-654-2233