IOWA CRICKET FARMER IN THE NEWS

Crickets…They’re What’s for Dinner

Crickets…They’re What’s for Dinner

0August 23, 2016

Crickets…They’re What’s for Dinner Iowa’s first cricket farm that’s producing crickets for human consumption is up and running. Becky Herman is a co-founder of Iowa Cricket Farmer, and she says right now, she’s got nearly 200,000 cricket living in blue bins at the farm. She’s a school teacher and said the idea came to her in the…

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A different crunch: Benton County couple launches state’s first cricket farm

A different crunch: Benton County couple launches state’s first cricket farm

0August 15, 2016

A different crunch: Benton County couple launches state’s first cricket farm KEYSTONE — Roughly 600 people live in the Benton County community of Keystone. But upward of 80,000 residents — albeit the small, chirping kind — are making their home on the farm of Becky and Jason Herman. Earlier this year, the couple opened Iowa’s…

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Meet Iowa’s first edible-cricket Farmer (as seen in the Des Moines Register)

Meet Iowa’s first edible-cricket Farmer (as seen in the Des Moines Register)

0July 24, 2016

Meet Iowa’s first edible-cricket Farmer KEYSTONE, Ia. — Like many farmers, Becky Herman bounces from enclosure to enclosure, feeding and watering her livestock. There are thousands of them, but Herman knows some well enough to assign them human traits. Those two over there are bullies, she says. And though she’s new at this gig, Herman has already learned not to name her…

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From ‘idk’ to making business history: Iowa Cricket Farmer

From ‘idk’ to making business history: Iowa Cricket Farmer

1July 5, 2016

From ‘idk’ to making business history: Iowa Cricket Farmer The cricket industry in Benton County has never been better – and soon insects grown in Keystone may find their way to eating establishments in Iowa and beyond. In the past few weeks, TV stations have featured the local insects and the trio who raises them;…

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