Upcoming Mushroom Webinar to Highlight Safety and Regulations
The next installment of the Cornell Small Farms Program’s specialty mushroom project’s monthly webinar series is coming up on July 3. These free webinars occur on the first Wednesday of each month, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, and will be recorded and posted for later viewing on the Cornell Small Farms Program’s YouTube channel.
During the July 3 webinar, our mushroom project specialist Steve Gabriel will share considerations for the safe harvesting and handling of mushrooms on the farm. Also, Yolanda Gonzalez (CCE Harvest NY) will discuss the state and federal regulations those selling mushrooms need to consider.
For the second half of the webinar, Gina Gohl will talk about the food security initiative in Peace Corps Nepal, including why mushrooms are part of food security initiative, info on consumption, methods of production, and challenges faced by mushrooms producers in Nepal.
The specialty mushroom project supports new and existing mushroom growers in all aspects of production, marketing, and sales through ongoing research and education efforts. Learn more about the project’s efforts on CornellMushrooms.org. Here you will also find factsheets, videos, and free guidebooks as well as a directory of suppliers and a grower network email list.