2014 Cornell Maple Camp
2014 Cornell Maple Camp set for August 13-16
Stephen Childs, New York State Maple Specialist
The Cornell Maple Program is excited to announce a unique opportunity for maple producers to acquire hands-on experience to increase their production, profitability and efficiency. Maple Camp is a unique experience and an unparalleled venue for focused and hands-on learning in a research and production setting. Participants will learn all aspects of production, processing and marketing. In the sugarbush, participants will learn how to measure and select trees, how to evaluate, plan and install a tubing system, and how to evaluate vacuum systems for efficiency. In the sugar house participants will learn about sap storage, reverse osmosis, evaporator operations, and syrup filtering, storage and grading. Further, participants learn to understand the principles of marketing syrup and value added products, making value-added products, and evaluating and managing their business enterprise. This training will position maple producers, especially intermediate and beginners, to learn the details that would otherwise require years. The Cornell Maple Camp will begin late afternoon on Wednesday August 13 and conclude at noon on Saturday August 16. Cornell Maple Camp will occur at the Cornell University Arnot Forest near Ithaca, NY. The Cornell Maple Camp is open to all maple producers and those wishing to become maple producers. The Cornell Maple Camp is designed for anyone who wants to become a producer or who has a few years of experience, but is seeking to expand production, products, markets or profitability. Registration information is available by going to www.CornellMaple.com and selecting Cornell Maple Camp. This training is sponsored by the Cornell Maple Program.