Introduction to Mushroom Cultivation

  • Saturday, April 29, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Here in the northeast, cultivating log-grown mushrooms can be commercially viable even for small operations. Join Russ Welser, Sr. Resource Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County  for a presentation on forest cultivation of shiitake, and other specialty mushrooms, for home or small farm-scale production. Learn the proper tree species, timing, inoculation and management techniques, along with the basic economics and marketing.

Program participants will have the opportunity to inoculate a log that they will take home. Anyone interested in growing mushrooms for commercial sale or personal use is encouraged to attend.

The fee includes an inoculated log, a copy of "Best Management Practices for Log-Based Shiitake Cultivation in the Northeastern United States”.

Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration required by April 25, 2023.

Pre-registration required. To register, call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.


$40.00 per person


Nancy Anderson
Operations Coordinator/Senior Administrative Assistant
(585) 394-3977 x 427


CCE-Ontario Offices
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424-4424

Last updated March 3, 2023