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Speciality Mushrooms Project Launches Survey for Growers

Did you grow and sell at least $100 worth of mushrooms in the 2020 growing season? Then our Specialty Mushrooms project wants to hear from you.

Specialty Mushrooms are defined by the USDA as any species other than Agaricus bisporus (Button/Crimini/Portobello) produced in the USA. Our project is a unique cooperative extension effort that offers technical training, business planning tools, and educational events for aspiring and existing mushroom farmers.  

We have launched this grower survey for specialty mushroom producers to collect information on active specialty mushroom enterprises in the United States, including basic production figures, marketing strategy, and research and education needs from universities and cooperative extension.


Take the Survey


The survey is now open and taking responses until February 26, 2021. All responses will be kept strictly confidential and only aggregated data will be shared publicly. This survey should take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. 

Complete this survey by February 15 to be entered to win one of five $100 gift certificates for mushroom supplies from several companies around the U.S.

If you have questions or need help with the survey in English, contact Steve Gabriel at sfg53@cornell.eduSi necesita ayuda con la encuesta, envía un correo electrónico a yg88@cornell.edu

Steve Gabriel

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.