Log-Grown Shiitake: Economics and Management for a Profitable Crop
Saturday, January 20 at the Schuyler County Extension, 323 Owego St, Montour Falls, New York 14865. 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. Also, a LIVE WEBINAR TRAINING: Friday, March 2nd online (access anywhere with a high-speed connection)See a Map of the locations: https://www.easymapmaker.com/map/2018LogShiitakeWorkshops Workshops run from 9am to 4pm, with a catered lunch included. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for info.)Funding for this project is provided by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant and administered through the New York Farm Viability Institute.
Steve Gabriel, Agroforestry Extension Specialist, Cornell Small Farms Program
The Human Services Complex
323 Owego Street, Room 120
Montour Falls, NY 14865