Fall Creek students create business with worms

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FALL CREEK, Wis. (WEAU) -- Local students are learning how to run a business with an unusual product: worms.

Working in different departments such as accounting, marketing, sales, and worm wranglers - seventh graders at Fall Creek Middle School are successfully running "Cricket Crawlers."

WEAU photographer Jeff Ralph shares the sounds of the business in action.

"We've got 2,000 worms and now we're gonna raise them and sell them in the spring."

"5, 6, 7, 8."

"We have like around ten departments were people are worm wranglers, accountants, managers and it's like a real business," said seventh grader Laura Topper.

"Hunter, do you have 200 in that bucket?"

"You know, a lot of the kids fish, a lot of the people around here fish so it just kinda happened organically," said science teacher Chris Mackey-Natz.

"Dude, this is like the perfect bucket too...That's manure, nice!"

"I'm a worm wrangler and my department cares for the worms," said seventh grader Megan Johnston.

"I'm an accountant and I take inventory," said Topper.

"I'm in marketing, so I help getting the word out," said seventh grader Hunter Minnich.

"I got an egg."

"You really get to know your classmates and you get to know what their strengths and weaknesses are."

"Have you seen the energy? I mean this is not boring, no one is gonna fall asleep in class today."

"Where can they find out about Crickett Crawlers? Facebook, Instagram, Twitter," said Mackey-Natz.

"The best part was touching the worms and counting them out."

"It gets a little dirty but it's fun."

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