Midwest American Mycological Information (MAMI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public charity whose mission is to provide unfettered access to accurate, up-to-date information on topics related to mycology including mushroom identification and cultivation.

Our goals include those to increase awareness of fungi in the environment, on the table, and in the classroom in the Midwestern states.

Wild-foraged Mushroom Identification Certification Program

Working in partnership with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), MAMI offers a workshop program that, if successfully completed, will qualify you as an expert mushroom identifier who can lawfully broker select wild-foraged Michigan mushrooms.

This program will help you understand and meet Michigan’s regulations regarding the sale of wild-foraged mushrooms. Through this workshop, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the varieties of wild mushrooms that may be collected and sold in Michigan, meet with noted mycologists, review mushroom identification, become acquainted with MDARD regulations, and much more.

At the end of the workshop you will be administered a test which, if successfully completed, will qualify you to receive an Expert Mushroom Identifier card issued by MDARD.


Contact, Executive Director, Chris Wright, at chris@midwestmycology.org.

Midwest American Mycological Services does not offer virtual mushroom identification services of any kind so please do not send pictures of mushrooms for identification.

Information regarding all upcoming MAMI workshops can be found at:
https://midwestmycology.org/workshops/. Any new workshops will be
announced there as soon as the dates are determined.

Congratulations to those who have passed the certification.

Click here to see the complete list of current MDARD-certified mushroom identification experts: