Considering the Worm Breeding or Worm Composting business? This conference is for you. You will get coaching, hands on training, and business advice and recommendations from leading experts in the US Worm Farming community Learn about starting a worm farm, worm farm for profit, starting a worm farm business.
See successful worm breeding in operation. Watch worm castings production using wedge and CFW processes. See screening, bagging, and mixing in both low and medium volume environments. We will be demonstrating Jet, Worm Sh*fter, and UNCO screens - determine which is best for your operations. We have baggers, screens, and loaders all in operation for you to watch and evaluate.
Plus! you will get the opportunity to actually do it! On day two of the conference, we will split into groups where you can work with breeding, castings, tea, and composting process HANDS ON. Actual training in how each process works.
Conference fees are:
$450 per Participant
Registration fees includes conference materials, lunch on both days of the conference, and all access to speakers and training sessions.
Link to register is below.
If you believe those web pages that say you can make $100,000 a year in the worm business working part-time with no investment, we are going to try to dissuade you of that notion. The worm business is hard work and takes investment in space, machines, and marketing to make it viable. We will teach you what it takes - but if you are coming to learn to breed worms with no investment - we suggest you not come.
Zach is the owner and manager of the Arizona Worm Farm, our host for this conference. Zach has developed a successful worm and composting business from scratch, to a business now generating more than a million dollars a year.
Steve, an actively-serving Air Force veteran, started the Urban Worm Company in 2014 to help teach beginning vermicomposters. In 2018, Steve launched an Urban Worm-branded product line including the flagship Urban Worm Bag. Steve is recognized as a marketing leader in the vermiculture community..
Cristy Christie is the founder of Black Diamond VermiCompost, located in Paso Robles, CA. She began her worm farming career in 2009, with no knowledge of worms, soil or farming. Today she runs a well-oiled vermicomposting facility with a six-figure income, 15% net profit and works no more than 15 hours a week. Attend, learn her secrets
Cristy Christie is the founder of Black Diamond VermiCompost, located in Paso Robles, CA. She began her worm farming career in 2009, with no knowledge of worms, soil or farming. Today she runs a well-oiled vermicomposting facility with a six-figure income, 15% net profit and works no more than 15 hours a week. Attend, learn her secrets and how you can do it too.
Cristy is a promoter of community-based vermicomposting. She will share:
· Niche Marketing Strategy
· Production Methodology
· Infrastructure & Equipment
· Packaging And Pricing
Meet and greet
Registration is Now Open
New this year: We have added a one-day training for commercial BSFL training the day before the conference (Wednesday January 10, 2024). You can choose it as a single day add on ($100) to the Worm Conference or as a stand -alone training ($250).
Black Soldier Fly Add On: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=23178578&appointmentType=49412461
Black Soldier Fly Only: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=23178578&appointmentType=49412581
We have developed a mid-size BSFL business that is currently generating $250,000 a year in gross income. We will demonstrate our process and provide you with hands-on training. Learn from the best and gain a competitive edge in this rapidly growing business.
Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and insights. Our conference is the perfect opportunity to learn about emerging technologies, market trends, and best practices from industry leaders.
Our conference will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to start or take your BSFL business to the next level. Learn how to develop effective marketing plans, streamline operations, and optimize your business processes.
Our roundtable discussions are designed to facilitate open and honest conversations among attendees. Share your experiences and insights, and learn from other business professionals in your industry.
We will provide you with a detailed operating manual and step-by-step training for how to have a successful BSFL operation in any climate.
Our networking lunch will provide the perfect opportunity to connect with other business professionals and establish valuable relationships.
We can't wait to show you our farm!
We can't wait to show you our flies!
John's tour of the Arizona Worm Farm
January is a great time to come to Arizona! The Phoenix area generally experiences its coldest weather in January, yet, daytime temperatures still average in the middle sixties. The normal daily maximum is 66 degrees. Our conference will be mostly outside, so dress for cool, comfortable weather.
You are on you own for transportation. A ride share trip from the hotel to our farm is about $15.
The following is a list of farms that participated last year:
Kootenay Farms (Baynes Lake B.C. Canada)
GreenHill Worm Farm ( Rutherfordton, NC)
Meme's Worms (Lakeland, GA)
Duncan's Worm Farm (Evansville, IN)
Podunk Worm Farms (Reno, Nevada)
Old Tom's Wormery (San Jose, CA)
Texas Worm Ranch (Dallas, TX)
Hobby Worm Farm (Atlanta, GA)
Suburban Worms (Troy, MO)
Seattle Worms (Mountlake Terrace, WA)
Rhody Worms (Exeter, Rhode Island)
Worm Wrangler (Kitchener, ON, Canada)
Sustrigde Sustainability Consulting
Arizona Worm Farm
Can we add your farm to the list?
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Worm farmers who want to improve their operations, people considering the worm business, composters who want to improve their profitability.
On the grounds of the Arizona Worm Farm, a 10 acre worm farm in South Phoenix, Arizona. All sessions will be outside, so dress accordingly.
Our refund policy is: yes, until December 1st. You can cancel anytime for any reason and we will refund all you paid us. If you cancel after December 1st, we will return your fees less $100.
It is really not very accessible, sorry. We have mulch or dirt everywhere. We have had people in power wheelchairs here before and they navigated most of the farm - but there are parts they could not go (including our breeding trailers and food forest). I would guess that you would only be able to access 70% of the farm.
And, it doesn't rain here in Phoenix very often...but if it does, the mud makes navigation worse.
And, we do not have wheelchair accessible rest rooms.