Michael Farrell Named the Henry II and Mildred A. Uihlein Endowed Director of New York Maple Program

On September 24th, Michael Farrell was named the Henry II and Mildred A. Uihlein Director of the Uihlein Forest of Cornell’s Uihlein Sugar Maple Research and Extension Field Station in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Uihleins have been partners in promoting the growth of New York State’s maple industry for the past 47 years, will their latest contribution endowing Farrell as the new director. Brian Chabot, former New York State Cornell Maple Program director, believes that the endowed director’s position is an excellent way to stimulate new research, education, extension, and community engagement.

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Cornell Maple Program

The Cornell Maple Program and its campus-based specialists have been given a national award on Oct. 26.

Brian Chabot, former director of the program; Stephen Childs, director; Michael Farrell, northern maple specialist and director of the program’s Uihlein Field Station; and Peter Smallidge, New York state extension forester and former director of the program have each been awarded the North American Maple Syrup Council’s inaugural Richard G. Haas Distinguished Service Award. They are being recognized for their outstanding research and outreach in support of maple syrup producers.

Peter Smallidge will also be awarded with the Technology Transfer Award from the Society of America Foresters for ForestConnect. ForestConnect, which launched in 2007, provides web-based seminars about woodlot management. Produced 11 times a year, the series has 2,300 registered users with more than 100 people watching each seminar live.

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