Gregg Halverson is president and chairman of the board of Black Gold Farms, a family owned potato growing and marketing organization headquartered in Grand Forks, N.D. Black Gold Farms specializes in potato production with 11 U.S. production locations spread from North Dakota to Texas in the Midwest and Florida to Maryland on the eastern seaboard. Black Gold Farms grows over 25,000 acres of potatoes plus various other crops.
Halverson grew up on a family farm in North Dakota. He graduated from Midway High School near Forest River, North Dakota in 1967 and North Dakota State University of Fargo, N.D. in 1971 with a degree in agriculture.
Gregg has three children, all of whom work for Black Gold Farms, and eight granddaughters. Halverson enjoys traveling with his wife, Yvonne, spending time with his granddaughters, tailgating at NDSU football and adding to his extensive collection of antique potato chip cans, purportedly the world’s largest single collection, which consists of more than 1,000 individual potato chip cans.