Workshop: Morel mushroom certification

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Date/Time:Saturday, 06 Apr 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:1302 Advanced Teaching and Research Building
Channel:ISU Extension and Outreach
Categories:Training, development
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To legally sell morel mushrooms in Iowa, sellers must complete a certification workshop that covers identifying morels and false morels. People can be poisoned by eating mushrooms that are misidentified as morels. By the end of the workshops, participants will recognize true morels from false morels. Register online.


Morel certification lasts for three years. Iowans who have not certified for three or more years must recertify this year. Registration is open to out-of-state individuals, but those individuals should keep in mind that local certification may be available in their home state.

Each workshop session will include:
- Pre-training identification test
- Presentation on recognizing morels and false morels as well as other species of wild mushrooms
- Examination of preserved morels and false morels
- Post-training identification test (and re-testing as needed)
- Everyone who completes the training will receive both a wall and wallet-sized certificate of completion.