Small-Scale Mushroom Production Workshop

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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

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