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 Our Mission:

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:

2018 Peter Levatich Memorial Seminar for Rural Landowners

Enjoying Your Woods for More Than the Trees

Saturday, February 17th 9:30 am to Noon

@ Spencer-Van Etten High School, State Route 34, Spencer

The Southern Finger Lakes Chapter of the NY Forest Owners Association ( invite you to their popular annual seminar.  Cornell’s State Maple Specialist, Steve Childs, will discuss how to assess the potential for maple production in your woods, as well as tips for getting started in sugarmaking.  Wildlife expert and author, Linda Spielman, will talk about identifying wildlife signs in the winter woods based on her new book: A Field Guide to Tracking Mammals in the Northeast.  Attendance is free and open to the public!  Pre-registration is NOT required.  For more information follow the link below:

2018 Levatich Seminar (pdf)

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.


Marketing Maple

The following video, produced by the Cornell Maple Program, provides an overview of marketing concepts useful for maple producers.

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