WARSAW, N.Y. — The Cornell Small Farms Program is offering a one-day workshop this winter in 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. Startup 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.
Friday, January 19, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension – Ag & Business Center
36 Center Street, Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569
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 email@example.com 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.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension