Farm Ops Scholarship: Mushroom Farming 101


This scholarship is to join farmer veteran, David DeLaMater and his wife Mary at Dough Haven Farm on either  April 21 or April 22, 2023.

David and Mary will share about their farming experiences, basics on cultivating mushrooms, and potential health benefits. Participants will also view how they utilize logs from Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) forest management practices to grow specialty mushrooms sustainably. Participants will be able to practice inoculating logs with shiitake and oyster mushroom spawn and bring home an inoculated log of their own. Register for this event HERE

Veterans who attend the event will be eligible for a scholarship, which will reimburse them for the registration fee and mileage to and from the event. If you register for the event and you wish to apply for the veteran scholarship, fill out the form below.

Fill out this form once you have registered to attend the event. You must be a veteran that resides in the state of NY.

If you are retired from Cornell University or Cooperative Extension, please select your former appointment.
NOTE: The social definition of “race” has resulted in systemic institutional racism and made it more challenging for people of color to farm. We ask this question as one measure toward our goal of supporting ALL people who farm or want to farm. You can read more about this commitment in our Equity and Justice Statement on our About page.

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Bailey Colvin

Bailey joined the Small Farms Program in 2022. Being a military wife, she has a fond appreciation for the sacrifices that our veterans, active-duty military members, and families make for our country. Her primary goal is to get to know our veterans, their backgrounds, and what transferable skills they carry from their military careers. She works to effectively support the lifestyle change they are seeking. The education, training, and resources provided afford our veterans many opportunities to explore their interests with purposeful connections to their communities through agriculture and farming.
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