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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:

2019 Cornell Maple Camp

July 23- 26, 2019

Cornell University Arnot Teaching and Research Forest

 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County

Cornell Maple Camp provides intensive, hands-on training for beginner and less experienced maple producers.  The 4-day curriculum begins with sugarbush assessment, then builds sequentially through all phases of maple syrup production from sap collection to boiling, bottling and sales.  Participants will gain the skills necessary for the safe, efficient and profitable production of maple products.  Classroom sessions will be held in the Schuyler County Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Montour Falls.  Field sessions will take place in the Arnot Teaching and Research Forest in Van Etten.  The cost is $250 per person.  A group discount is available at the rate of $250 for the first registrant and $200 for each additional registrant.  Meals and materials are provided at no extra charge.  Registrants are responsible for their own lodging.  There are many hotel, campground and bed & breakfast options in the Ithaca and Montour Falls area.  Additional information and the online registration are available at the links below.  Contact Aaron Wightman at with questions or comments.

2019 Maple Camp Online Registration

2019 Cornell Maple Camp Agenda


2019 Tour Registration Form

2019 Maple Tour descriptions

2019 New York State Maple Tour Agenda

Maple Syrup Testing at the 2019 Maple Tour

Maple Tour Menu




Do you know a young person interested in a career in agriculture?  This video, produced by the Cornell Maple Program,  provides an overview of career opportunities in the maple industry.  The video can also be accessed on YouTube.


Check the Maple Program Calendar for upcoming events in your region. Updated 7/9/2019


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.

Maple Syrup Production for the Beginner by Stephen Childs and the Cornell Maple Program is now available on youtube.  This video series provides an overview of all aspects of maple syrup production.


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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