Kerwin Bradley ( Black Gold Farms )

Grand Forks, N.D.-based Black Gold Farms has hired Kerwin Bradley as chief production officer.

He will support all aspects of crop production and serve on the executive team, according to a news release.

Bringing over 20 years of experience in potato production, Bradley has previously worked at Frito Lay and J.R. Simplot, according to the release.

“Kerwin will immediately help us dig deeper and bring our agronomic expertise and production efforts to a new level,” Eric Halverson, CEO of Black Gold Farms, said in the release. “We are excited about the knowledge and experience that Kerwin has from working with some of the largest potato organizations in the world.”

Bradley’s role will be to implement best practices, lead variety selection and development and drive the adaption of new and innovative technologies, according to the release.