Membership is available to any person interested in the mushroom industry.
The American Mushroom Institute, chartered in 1955, now has offices in Avondale, PA, and Washington, DC. Its structure reflects a cost effective operation, where resources are concentrated on industry priorities that are set by grower members.
AMI maintains a library which provides up-to-date technical information vital to the growing and marketing of mushrooms. Reference materials from all over the world covering all aspects of mushroom culture are filed and constantly updated.
AMI is the only national organization that maintains a continuous dialogue with all the branches of government that affect the mushroom industry in the areas of trade, agriculture, environment, commerce and labor. AMI works closely with members of Congress toward passage of effective, equitable legislation and works against unnecessary or unfair proposals that would stifle the industry. AMI committees develop cohesive policies on issues affecting the industry and communicates these to government officials, thereby taking an active role in shaping laws and regulations which impact the mushroom industry.
To improve the efficiency and profitability of commercial mushroom production, AMI provides technical, practical and financial assistance to a variety of research efforts. Educational seminars and conference are hosted by AMI to bring together experts to address industry concerns.