When a veteran and his family realize the remarkable wealth of nutrients and sustainability that relate to cricket farming, they set out to start a cricket farm in the middle of Montana. Bunker’s docuseries ‘Narratives’ tells the stories of people in the thick of their entrepreneurial journeys and the magic that happens at the intersection of business and humanity.

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Compared to beef, crickets use 2,060x less water, require 14x less feed, produce 80x less methane, and utilize less than 1% of the comparable landmass. On top of that, they have the same amount of protein, twice the iron, and Cowboy Cricket Farms Super Crickets (TM) are a remarkable source of omega 3 as well.

Dedicated to researching new and sustainable insect farming practices to feed the world, Cowboy Cricket Farms has worked with the USDA, Montana Dept. of Ag, and several universities to develop the best processes for growing crickets commercially. Their current research focuses on creating new feeds and methods to increase the size and nutrition of our crickets, naturally.

Cowboy Cricket Farms is the largest edible insect farming operation in the USA. Through their Network of Partner Farmers, they raise and process high-quality food-grade crickets in Belgrade, Montana.

Director: Kai Blakley
Cinematographer: Kai Blakley
Editors: Stephen V. Nelson, Kai Blakley
Producer: William Crane, Nate Carden

Produced by Bunker Labs


Go deeper into this episode of Narratives and learn more about James’s journey at https://stories.bunkerlabs.org/bunker-stories/bunker-narratives-cowboy-cricket-farm/ and check out their company, Cowboy Cricket Farms at https://cowboycrickets.com/ _____

Bunker Labs – a 501(c)(3) non-profit – is a national network of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and small business owners dedicated to helping the military-connected community start and sustain their business. Bunker Labs is committed to seeing that every entrepreneur in the veteran community has the network, tools, and resources needed to be a successful business owner.

Find out more about Bunker Labs: https://bit.ly/bunkerlabsorg