The future of ant farming is a bit uncertain, with the first farm opening in North Carolina on Friday.
The new farm will operate as a “social enterprise” but will also operate a full-service ant farm that will include an ant farm bureaus, ant farms, ant farm agents, and other services.
The Ant Farm Bureau (AFB) said in a press release that the first operation will begin in Durham County, North Carolina, and will be managed by the AFB’s office of animal science.
The announcement came as the first ant farm in North America opened in the United States, with New York City’s first, Ant Farm, opening in 2013.
Ant farm companies are still trying to find a way to make money from the market, which is currently worth about $400 billion.
The AFB is hoping to expand to North Carolina and South Carolina in the next couple of years.