The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Small Farms Academy will hold a small-scale mushroom production workshop on February 10.
Currently, there are very few gourmet mushroom producers in the Suwannee Valley who sell at local markets or to restaurants. This is a good opportunity for extra farm cash flow with a relatively small investment in time and money. This hands-on one-day workshop will teach participants how to select, grow, harvest and market mushrooms appropriate for Florida.
Topics covered will include:
- Mushroom identification, fruiting and problems
- Shiitake log production
- Shiitake on natural logs inoculation
- Oyster-in-bag production
- Handling, processing and marketing
The event will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center in Live Oak, Florida.
Primary participants can register for $120 before January 20. Secondary participant fees are $80 before January 20. Primary participants will receive class materials.
Registration can be found online at eventbrite.com.
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