The worm empire

Not completely unexpectedly, I found live worms on the ICAST show floor.

Silver Bait owner Bruno Durant talked to me a little bit about what it takes to grow millions of worms.


Above, you see 6 small buildings, and then 7 long ones- the long ones are all full of worms- millions of them. The field behind the facility in Tennessee is worm food- literally. Each year the worms Silver Bait produces consume every part of all 350 acres of it!

If you want to learn more about the business of growing worms, Bruno and his company were featured in London's Financial Times, of all places. Check that story out here.