Register Now for Morel Mushroom Certification Workshop

March 8, 2019, 8:52 am | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca

morel mushroom by yoderphotography/stock.adobe.comAMES, Iowa -- A workshop for morel mushroom certification will be offered March 30 and April 6 on the Iowa State campus, Ames. To legally sell morel mushrooms in Iowa, sellers must complete a certification workshop that covers identifying morels and false morels. Any Iowan who has not completed the certification training in the last three years must re-certify this year.
To be in compliance with Iowa law, morel mushroom sellers should reserve a seat for the 3-hour workshop by registering online at by March 26. Registration is $50 per person.  


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Multi media release audio transcript. Narrator: Selling morel mushrooms is big business in Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two training classes this spring to anyone interested in being certified to sell morels legally within Iowa.  The classes will be held on March 30th and April 6th on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. Attendees who pass the certification exam will be licensed to sell morels for three years. Contact your local ISU Extension and Outreach county office for more information.

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