Associates Insectary has a dedicated and highly trained staff of more than 25 people. Many members of our staff have worked at Associates for over 20 years and have worked their way up the ranks to management positions. And although some of our staff have been here only a year, others have worked at Associates for more than 40 years. The successful operation of an insectary like Associates, requires the skills and knowledge from many areas beyond basic entomology. Associates employs graduates from Cal Poly Pomona and San Luis Obispo, UCLA and Chico State, in fields as diverse as Agriculture and Foods and Nutrition to Philosophy. It is this combination of many years of experience and the latest technology which contributes to its’ 90 year history of successful operation.