Free Webinar Series Will Teach Commercial Specialty Mushroom Production

indoor mushroom harvest

Building a viable mushroom enterprise requires learning two skills; technical production and business planning.
Courtesy of Fungi Ally

Learn to develop and implement a business plan for growing mushrooms commercially with an upcoming webinar series from our Specialty Mushrooms project and our project partner Fungi Ally.

The webinars will cover an introduction to mushrooms farming, including details on grow rooms, methods of cultivation and economics of mushroom growing. Through this webinars, you will explore how to develop: a mission goal and strategy, a production budget, and a mushroom crop plan for the 2020 growing season.

Join us on Wednesdays in February — the 5, 12 and 17 — from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST to start or expand your mushroom production.

Register for the Mushroom Webinar Series

Attendees of this online series can apply for ongoing mentoring as they develop and implement a business plan for growing mushrooms commercially. Ten growers will be accepted for intensive support from the project team in exchange for keeping track of labor and economic data while starting and operating their enterprise in the growing season of May to October, 2020. These growers will aim to grow and sell 30+ pounds of mushrooms per week through the growing season.

Note: Anyone can attend the webinars, but due to the course of funding, applications are restricted to Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

You can read more about this project on the Fungi Ally website, including resources available for mushroom growers.

Steve Gabriel

Steve is an Extension Specialist focused on specialty mushroom production and agroforestry. Throughout his career, Steve has taught thousands of people about the ways farming and forestry can be combined to both benefit the ecology and economies of small farms.  He is also a farmer, author, hiker, and musician.