Enviroflight in the spotlight
- Published: March 15, 2013
As part of his state-wide tour to celebrate Ohio Agriculture Week, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels on Thursday visited Enviroflight, the local producer of an animal feed made from bugs. Enviroflight owner Glen Courtright gave a presentation and tour of the facility and offices at MillWorks, which are of interest to the state because of the business’s development of an environmentally sound and financially competitive feed for Ohio’s poultry, pork and fish producers.
Enviroflight has begun producing feed formulas for customers including the Cincinnati and Indianapolis zoos, and is now in discussion with several perch and rainbow trout growers about formulas for the aquaculture industry. The business is looking for a new 1,800 ton facility to expand into, Courtright said yesterday.
Because Enviroflight uses distiller’s grains to feed its bugs, the ag tour group visited Yellow Springs Brewery, also located at MillWorks, for a glass of its latest stout and a toast to an innovative business that promises to be a boon for the state’s growing food growing industry. Brewery owner Lisa Wolters, Chamber of Commerce Director Karen Wintrow and Enviroflight representative Sarah Wildman also joined in the toast.