The Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch is not your typical ranch: there's no cattle or grain for feed. The ranch, which launched in 2015, raises "microlivestock" -- crickets, mealworms and waxworms, for people to eat.
It operates out of a 40-foot shipping container in southwest Denver and is one of six agricultural startups selected to participate in a new business innovation program at New Mexico State University's Arrowhead Center called AgSprint.
Wendy Lu McGill is the Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch's founder and CEO. She spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.
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In an earlier version of this interview, the guest said the agriculture sector is a larger contributor to greenhouse gas emissions than transportation. According to the latest numbers from the EPA, the transportation sector in the U.S. exceeds agriculture in greenhouse gases emissions.