ASU to host Shiitake Mushroom production workshops

ASU to host Shiitake Mushroom Production Workshops 

The Alcorn State University Extension Program (ASUEP) will hold four Shiitake Mushroom Workshops scheduled on the following dates and times, according to Audrey Wilson, AREA agriculture extension educator.

Saturday, January 28, 2012    
10:00 a.m. to Noon                Four C’s Activity Center
                                                714 Beulah Ave.
                                                Tylertown, Mississippi
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.           McComb Library
                                                1022 Virginia Ave.
                                                McComb, Mississippi
Saturday, February 11, 2012 
10:00 a.m. to Noon                Franklin County Extension Office
                                                20 Walnut St
                                                Meadville, Mississippi
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.           Bogue Chitto/Lincoln County Community Center
                                                Highway 51
                                                Bogue Chitto, Mississippi
Interested persons are asked to dress for the outdoors and bring 3-4 logs, sweet gum or oak preferably and 40 inches in length and 6-8 inches in diameter, to the workshop.  The logs will provide participants with a jump start on mushroom production for the fall season.

The sessions will be conducted by Ricky Johnson, farm manager and Audrey Wilson.

To register for either workshop, call Ms. Wilson at the Pike County Extension Office,  601.783.5321.