Allen Carroll has been cultivating mushrooms for 12 years. While studying Agronomy at Auburn University, Allen recognized a lack of commercial mushroom laboratories and few mushroom farms operating in Alabama. At that time farmers in Alabama bought mushroom spawn and fruiting blocks from out-of-state and overseas laboratories. Additionally, there was no mushroom cultivation expert on staff at Auburn University or the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES). Allen recognized the need to provide a hub for mushroom agriculture in Alabama and built Fungi Farm.
Production manager P. Andrew Reynolds graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in horticulture and a minor in sustainability. Andrew cofound and serves as the current president of the Organic Gardening Club at Auburn University; he is also a special collections agent at the Donald E. David Arboretum in Auburn, AL. Andrew is an accomplished musician. You can listen to his band on Spotify: the familiarz
Sales manager Mathew Fibus graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and is pursuing a master's degree in Plant Pathology at Auburn University. Mathew's interests are mushrooms, climbing, and crafting.