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

Organization:
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Amount:
$329,321.58
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Guilford
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to provide a second year of funding to support the expansion of mushroom farming in North Carolina. Funds are to be used to expand the network of farmers engaged in commercial-scale mushroom production, establish mass production in a controlled environment, and develop the industrial processing of mushrooms to obtain beta-glucans for pharmaceutical use, and create over-the-counter retail and functional food applications.

Contact:
Dr. N. Radhakrishnan 1601 East Market Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27411 (336) 334-7995
Areas Served:
Statewide

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