ELKHART COUNTY – When you talk about farming, you usually think of raising cows, pigs or chickens, but how about worms?
That’s the case of an Army veteran wounded in Iraq who is now raising worms as part of a cash crop, but not for fishing.
Every couple of weeks, Fred Dunfee can be found harvesting his crop. That crop involves worms he, his wife and mother-in-law raise at his farm for their company “Positive Organic Living.”
They harvest droppings or castings produced by the worms as an organic fertilizer.
“We harvest that, and then we run it through our screener, and our screener, all the castings drop into a container,” said Dunfee. “We take and harvest the worm waste and then package it up.”