We are a group of farmers, scientists, engineers, and professionals dedicated to creating sustainable solutions.
President and CEO
Our CEO David Fluker is a second-generation insect farmer and entrepreneur with a strong record of innovation and commercial market growth. His family-run business, Fluker Farms, was started in 1953 outside of Baton Rouge, LA as a small cricket farm servicing local bait shops and fisherman. Almost 70 years later, Fluker’s has grown into an internationally recognized brand as a leading producer of live crickets and pet product manufacturer. The business expanded greatly under David’s leadership to now offer an extensive insect lineup including mealworms, superworms, SoldierWorms™, and hissing cockroaches, as well as an innovative line of reptile and pet care products available at national retail outlets and local pet stores across the country. In 2017, David and his team began a collaborative research effort with nearby Louisiana State University to explore the potential of breeding the black soldier fly as both a food waste management solution and sustainable source of protein. Soldier Fly Technologies officially took flight in 2018 as a subsidiary of Fluker Farms and merged with HermetiaPro in 2020. David is one of the pioneers of the commercial insect industry and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (NACIA).