Pure maple syrup is a traditional natural product unique to North America. The Cornell Sugar Maple Program exists to improve the production and use of maple products by working with producers, consumers, and others interested in this fascinating local product. This website supports that goal by providing:
- Maple syrup production information for the general public, syrup producers of all skill levels and educators
- Information on maple activities including workshops and conferences
- Information on extension and research projects
Items of Interest:
The 2018 New York State Maple Producers Winter Conference
January 5 and 6
Verona, New York
The New York State Maple Producers Winter Conference will take place on Friday January 5th through Saturday January 6th at the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School (VVS) in Verona, NY. This producer-focused conference will include practical and hands-on sessions on a wide variety of maple related topics. The conference is open to the general public, as well as maple producers, and is geared to all levels of sugar makers.
Friday evening program will feature two great options starting at 5:30. One option is a show and tell on making maple cream on various kinds of equipment and comparing the results. The second will feature Brad Gillian, president of Leader Evaporator, explaining the IMSI social media initiative and its power to enhance maple marketing. Right after these two concurrent sessions the VVS FFA will host the seventh annual maple conference auction. This auction gets bigger and better each year, come prepared to buy and sell.
Saturday’s program includes numerous sessions with North America’s leading maple experts. A large maple trade show will be held in the gymnasium beginning at 8:00 AM Saturday.
For registration information, follow the links below:
Check the Maple Program Calendar for upcoming events in your region.
The Cornell Maple program has produced a series of videos covering a wide variety of maple related topics. The videos can be accessed on YouTube by searching for Cornell Maple or by clicking here.
The following video, produced by the Cornell Maple Program, provides an overview of marketing concepts useful for maple producers.