Growing Mushrooms on Local Agricultural Byproducts

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2014: $11,319.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2015
Region: North Central
State: Kansas
Project Coordinator:
Mark Lumpe
Wakarusa Valley Farm

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Agronomic: corn, sunflower
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Energy: energy conservation/efficiency, energy use
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, value added
  • Production Systems: holistic management, organic agriculture, permaculture
  • Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems, partnerships, employment opportunities, social capital, sustainability measures
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