Online maple syrup course covers basics


ITHACA, N.Y. — The Cornell Small Farms Program is offering an online course, Introduction to Maple Syrup Production, Nov. 7 through Dec. 12, with webinars each Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. EST.

This course explores the possibilities of maple sugaring on your land. 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 helpful. While the basics will be covered, many seasoned sugarmakers will benefit from the content, especially new research that will be presented.

This course will be led by Joe Orefice, director of the Uihlein Forest, Cornell University’s Maple Syrup Research & Extension Field Station in Lake Placid, New York.

Learn more. To register or get more information visit or email Erica Frenay,; or Steve Gabriel,

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