If you want to be on the cutting edge of the ag-business these days, I have two words for you - "cricket farm". No kidding. I'm not talking about raising a couple dozen crickets for fish bait. I'm talking about raising crickets in huge numbers so they can be turned into cricket flour. According to Mother Nature Network, cricket flour is used as a cheap source of protein in cookies and energy bars. And, in addition to the space you save farming crickets, they don't use as much water as bigger livestock. That's one of the reasons the first cricket farm is about to start up in southern California, where water is very scarce these days.

So, if you're thinking of quitting your job to be your own boss, or you want to use that new agribusiness management degree from Michigan State - crickets may be the answer.

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