Grow & Market Organic Mushrooms

February 21, 2019  |  10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  |  La Crosse, Wis.

 

Presenter:

Tradd Cotter, Mushroom Mountain

 

Topics:

  • Mushroom cultivation methods
  • Organic pest management
  • Mushroom farm business planning
  • Marketing of fresh and dried mushrooms

 

Description:

Add an income stream to your farm or homestead with fast-growing, high-value mushrooms.

Microbiologist-mycologist Tradd Cotter, author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation—which you’ll get with this course—has been growing mushrooms and experimenting with production methods for over 20 years.

Tradd will teach you several indoor cultivation methods that meet organic standards, highlighting low- to high-tech options so you can choose a production scale that’s right for you. He’ll cover organic strategies to prevent infestations of insects, molds, and other contaminants that could reduce yields and impact food safety. He’ll share successful business models and help you plan your mushroom operation for growth and profit. He’ll also give you ideas for value-added products and tips for marketing the fresh and dried mushrooms you’ll grow.

 

 

Presenter bio:

Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener, who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than twenty-two years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and operates with his wife, Olga, to explore applications for mushrooms in various industries and currently maintains over 250 species of fungi for food production, mycoremediation of environmental pollutants, and natural alternatives to chemical pesticides. Tradd is the author of the best selling guide “Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation” (Chelsea Green, 2014)

 

 

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