Black Soldier Flies as a Value-Adding Tool within Organic Farming Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2012: $10,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2014
Region: Southern
State: Georgia
Principal Investigator:
Hilary Halford
White Oak Pastures, Inc.
Lori Moshman
White Oak Pastures

Annual Reports


  • Animals: poultry, insects (black soldier flies)
  • Animal Products: meat, slaughter refuse


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, feed additives, feed formulation, feed management, meat processing, meat processing facilities
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling, nutrient management
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research, workshop
  • Energy: byproduct utilization
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study, new enterprise development
  • Natural Resources/Environment: bioconversion
  • Pest Management: sanitation
  • Production Systems: dryland farming, integrated crop and livestock systems, organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: composting, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems, new business opportunities, sustainability measures
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