Maple Syrup Production Course Online

Join the Cornell Small Farms Program for this exciting online course in January: 

(BF 152)

January 17 – February 21, 2017 – with webinars each Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 7:30pm EST.

Maple syrup production is rapidly growing around the Northeast and offers a sound financial opportunity to utilize woodlots sustainably.

This six-week online course explores the range possibilities of maple sugaring on your land – be it for supplemental income or for your livelihood.

Also discussed are “alternative” trees for production, including Birch and Black Walnut. The content presented assumes the student has little past knowledge of sugaring, but a background in agriculture or forestry will be very helpful.

In this course, you will identify the potential opportunities for producing maple sap and syrup on your land and learn how to develop and manage a forest stand for optimal maple sap production and long-term health and productivity.

Join Mike Farrell, Director of the Uihlein Forest- Cornell University’s Maple Syrup Research & Extension Field Station in Lake Placid, NY. Mike is also the author of The Sugarmakers Companion, a book that is required reading as part of the course.

More info and registration:
Contact Erica Frenay,
or Steve Gabriel,
The Small Farms Program helps farmers get expert assistance to facilitate all phases of small farm business development, from initial growth to optimization to maturity.
We are a joint effort of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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