K-State Research & Extension will provide morel mushroom identification training in an upcoming online training. This training will help people earn the necessary approval to sell wild morel mushrooms.
The classes are intended to help ensure that wild harvested mushrooms sold as morels in the state of Kansas are safe to consume. Current regulations under the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program require that mushrooms picked in the wild for sale must be individually inspected for safety by an approved mushroom identifier. Upon completion of this class, participants will be recognized as approved morel identifiers in order to meet this regulation.
The zoom link for accessing the training online will be sent the day before the training. The same training will be offered two different times, so participants can select which time works better for them.