2014 Cornell Maple Camp
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2014 Cornell Maple Camp

2014 Cornell Maple Camp

Dates:
August 13-16

Location:
Cornell University’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest 611 County Road 13, Van Etten (Cayuta), NY

Objective: 

 Provide anyone who wishes to become a maple producer or those with some experience, but seeking to expand their production, products, marketing and profitability through focused and hands-on intensive training that helps them produce maple products with greater efficiency and profitability. 

As a result of the workshop, participants will develop the following skills and outcomes: 

  1. Measure and describe their sugarbush for improved tree growth, health and productivity. 
  2. Plan, install, and test a tubing system that matches topography and other components of a maple operation 
  3. Plan and assemble a processing system, including sap storage, reverse osmosis, evaporator operations, filtering and syrup storage. 
  4. Know which trees to retain and which trees to cut, understand principles of forest dynamics and appreciate the value of directional felling and low impact tree harvesting. 
  5. Understand the principles for marketing of syrup and value added products to optimize profitability. 
  6. Be able to analyze your own maple enterprise and develop good business management skills. 
  7. Become familiar with strategies and options to lease sugarbushes and purchase sap for processing. 

 

Registration Information: 

Registration includes all meals (Wednesday supper through Saturday lunch) and handouts. Cost is $275 per person. Cabins at the Arnot Forest sleep 8 and will be available for rent at $40 per person per night (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) or information on local hotels and camp grounds can be provided. This training is sponsored by the Cornell Maple Program.

DOWNLOAD the 2014 Registration Form!

If you are unable to attend the whole program but can come for part, call 607-255-1658 or email Steve Childs at slc18@cornell.edu to negotiate pricing for attendance changes.