O.W.L.S. - Gym-N-Eat Crickets:The Unlikely Adventure of Raising Crickets for Human Consumption

McFarland Park, Story County

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

O.W.L.S. - Gym-N-Eat Crickets:The Unlikely Adventure of Raising Crickets for Human Consumption

Shelby Smith

After moving back home to Iowa in October 2017 and helping on the family farm, Shelby was encouraged by her dad to find an obscure niche other than the traditional farming markets of corn and soybeans. On January 1, 2018, she landed on crickets. By January 10, she had ordered her first 10,000 crickets, and the rest is history.  

 O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls) programs are  held each month beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Story County Conservation Center (56461 180th Street, Ames.) These are designed for "boomers" or older - but anyone can attend. No registration is required to attend the free program. An optional lunch follows the program for just $7.50. Register for lunch at storycountyconservation.org or call 515-232-2516. Registration and payment for the optional meal is required by 4:00 pm. on Friday, January 31, 2020.

Menu: Chicken parmesan with spaghetti, salad, bread sticks, and cheesecake

To Register

Registration is no longer available

What

O.W.L.S. - Gym-N-Eat Crickets:The Unlikely Adventure of Raising Crickets for Human Consumption

When

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
11:00 AM

Where

McFarland Park
56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010
conservation@storycountyiowa.gov
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Cost

Adults - $7.50

Children - $7.50

Category

Programs