Log-Grown Shiitake: Economics and Management for a Profitable Crop

Log-Grown Shiitake: Economics and Management for a Profitable Crop

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Log-Grown Shiitake: Economics and Management for a Profitable Crop

  • Friday, January 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Cornell Small Farms Program is offering a one-day workshop this winter in eight locations around New York State titled: 

Log-Grown Shiitake: Economics and Management for a Profitable Crop

The cultivation of shiitake mushrooms offers farmers and woodlot owners a good opportunity to utilize their forested lands while turning a profit. Start up costs are low, and previous Cornell research indicates that profitability can be achieved in the second or third year of dedicated production. As with any farming venture, viability is achieved with good business planning and attention to strategies which minimize costs and optimize efficiency.

Anyone who a resident of New York State or who farms in New York and is growing commercially, starting a new enterprise, or considering commercial production is welcome to attend. The workshop content will cover aspects of production important to selling mushrooms in New York, including safety, sanitation, marketing, and regulations.

   

Learn more about cultivation at: http://cornellmushrooms.org/factsheets

  
Those who attend one of the workshops or the online livestream are eligible to participate in an advanced training group and receive one-on-one support for the 2018 growing season. Details of this opportunity will be provided at the workshop.

LIVE WEBINAR TRAINING: Friday, March 2nd online (access anywhere with a high-speed connection)
     
To Register: visit www.cornellmushrooms.org/viability

Cost: $30/person includes lunch and handouts. (online livestream 3/2 is $20)
(no person turned away for lack of funds- contact sfg53@cornell.edu for info.)

Funding for this project is provided by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant and administered through the New York Farm Viability Institute.

   

*Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling CCE Wyoming at (585) 786-2251 no later than 3 days prior to the event to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests after this date will be met when possible.

Fee

Cost: $30/person includes lunch and handouts (online livestream 3/2 is $20) (no person turned away for lack of funds- contact sfg53@cornell.edu for info.)

Learn More

http://cornellsmallfarms.3dcartstores.com/2018-Shiitake-Viability-Workshops-in-New-York-State_p_54.html

Contact

Don Gasiewicz
Agriculture Community Educator
drg35@cornell.edu
585-786-2251 ext 113

Location

Agriculture & Business Center
36 Center Street
Warsaw, NY 14569