Mycology students visit local mushroom farm founded by UWGB alumnus
UW–Green Bay students received a tour of Field and Forest Products, Inc. (FFP) in Peshtigo, Wisconsin as part of Assistant Prof. Lisa Grubisha’s (Biology) mycology course. Owners Joe Krawczyk and Mary Ellen Kozak started their sustainable mushroom growing business 33 years ago after they met in UWGB’s mycology course taught by the late Prof. Ganga Nair. The UWGB tradition continues in this family-run business as several of the current employees are Phoenix alumni, including former Environmental Science & Policy graduate student Lindsey Bender. FFP grows and sells organic mushrooms and mushroom spawn and has a worldwide clientele. In the summer and fall you may find their products at the Green Bay Farmers’ Market on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.