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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 New York State Maple Tour

July 15 – 17th, Saratoga Springs, NY

The 2018 New York State Maple Tour is scheduled for July 15-17. It will be hosted by the Upper Hudson Area Maple Producers Association and centered at the Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn.  Tour registration will begin starting at 3PM on Sunday afternoon July 15, the trade show displays will be ready for opening at 3:30 PM followed with a reception in the evening. On Monday at 6PM there will be a reception in the trade show area followed by the Annual Maple Tour Banquet. On Monday and Tuesday, July 16 and 17, the tour will feature visits to a variety of maple operations, both larger and smaller.

Saratoga Springs is located just off Route 87 north of Albany.  Saratoga Springs is a year round destination with world-class attractions including its famous mineral springs, historical sites, horse racing and related events and cultural visits.  Tour information and registration forms are available on-line at, or download tour descriptions and a printable registration form here:  2018 New York State Maple Tour Descriptions and Registration Form

Check the Maple Program Calendar for more 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.

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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