Insect industry trade group names David Fluker to Board of Directors
Posted by Erin Trahan on Oct 21st 2019
David Fluker, owner and president of Fluker Farms and founder of its subsidiary Solider Fly Technologies, has been selected for a position on the Board of Directors for the North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (NACIA).
The coalition, whose overall mission is to encourage the positive use of insects in North America, recently shifted its focus to expanding educational efforts that will promote the role of insects throughout the food chain as food and feed.
of that effort includes promoting the benefits of insect agriculture on a
national level as well as connecting key players in the industry to support a
Although Fluker Farms only recently became a member of the trade group, David Fluker knew right away that he wanted to become as active as possible.
“As a non-profit, volunteer-based organization, NACIA relies on the help of its members to accomplish goals that benefit us all,” explained Fluker. “As a third-generation cricket farm, we want to be on the forefront of emerging technology that will facilitate the largely untapped use of insects to create sustainable solutions to major world problems.”
“It is a very exciting time for the insect agriculture industry. As a member of the NACIA board, I look forward to connecting with like-minded individuals as we continue to drive our field forward," added Fluker.
The NACAI announced its 2019 call for board nominations in August, member voting took place in late September, and board member positions were finalized and announced in October. Transition to the new board will begin with a strategic planning meeting scheduled for November 21 in St. Louis. The meeting is scheduled to coincide with the Entomology Society of America (ESA) conference.