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Doug Kling joins Black Gold Farms Board of Directors

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Press Release: Grand Forks, ND – Black Gold Farms BB #:103182, and the Halverson family announces the appointment of a member to its Board of Directors to fulfil a new slot designated to a non-family member.

Kling will be joining the Board, which is currently comprised of Eric Halverson, CEO of Black Gold Farms, John Halverson, COO of Black Gold Farms, Leah Halverson CEO of Ten Acre Marketing/Marketing Director of Black Gold Farms and Chairman of Board Gregg Halverson, along with Black Gold Farms’ CFO, Bob Hoffert.

Kling has a lifetime worth of experience, and is currently the President and CEO of Kling Strategic Partners LLC. His past work has included senior strategic leadership positions at Village Farms International,Cadbury Schweppes, Johanna Foods, Life Savers Inc. and other Fortune 500 consumer product companies.

Eric Halverson comments, “Working with Doug while serving on the United Fresh Board of Directors has really showed me that Doug is not afraid to challenge the status quo or speak up. This is exactly what we need as a family organziation. Someone to push us and help us make the difficult decisions.”

His primary responsibilities on the board will be to support the Black Gold Farms Board of Directors and affiliated companies as successful businesses by following the precepts of the Black Gold Farms Mission Statement and Vision with the ulimate goal of keeping healthy family relationships within the Halverson family stock ownership group.

“I’ve met Eric and Leah through different industry organizations, which has peaked my interest as to what they were doing – as a family and as a progressive potato production operation. I’ve been impressed with their commitment to growth, innovation, and their ability to keep family harmony. Having all of that is not easy and it takes work. I’m looking forward to digging deeper and helping them any way I can, as a company and as a family achieve their goals. And, knowing them, have some fun along the way.” States Kling.


About Black Gold Farms

Black Gold Farms is a fourth generation family farm and grower, shipper, marketer of all types of Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, and other commodities. They have an extensive network of farm locations throughout the United States, and are headquartered in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Black Gold Farms is committed to doing business that provides for ongoing quality, innovation, service and transparency with all of their business partners.

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