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A Youngstown farm that stands apart from others

SHERRY KARABIN Legal News Reporter Published: May 21, 2015

Once ravaged by the loss of the steel industry, the city of Youngstown is now becoming known for its innovative businesses and efforts at revitalization.

So when Kevin Bachhuber and Jaci Ampulski were looking for a spot to start the first urban cricket farm in the United States exclusively devoted to raising human-grade entomophagical products, it wasn’t a stretch to choose the city.

“Raising insects does not require a lot of specialized skills but it does have the potential to create high paying jobs,” said Bachhuber. “Setting up our operation in an area that is fighting back from economic depression with the potential of bringing good jobs, money and opportunity to the community made sense to us.”

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