Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Farming in North Carolina: A Cash Crop for the Future

Organization:
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Amount:
$75,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Guilford
Description:

Eastern North Carolina has the climate and conditions to penetrate the growing mushroom market in the state and nationally. Based on present market values, the exotic mushroom market in ten years could be generating as much as $80 million annually. Growers would be the small, marginal farmers who depend on farming to supplement the families’ income. This grant will be used to conduct further research on mushroom production techniques, work with farmers to conduct field testing, provide marketing studies, and develop a marketing campaign. The goal is to make North Carolina a leader in the production of edible and medicinal mushrooms over the next five years.

Contact:
Mr. Omoanghe S. Isikhuemhen 1601 East Market Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27411 (336) 334-7779
Areas Served:
Statewide

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