July 19, 2012 —
ITHACA, NY — There will be a Cornell Maple Camp held from August 1 to 4 at Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest. It is designed for anyone who wants to become a producer or who has a few years of experiences, but is seeking to expand production, products, markets or profitability.
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 and bucket 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.
Registration can be found at www.CornellMaple.info  and selecting Cornell Maple Camp. Registration, including all meals (Wednesday supper through Saturday lunch) and handouts, is $225 per person. Cabins at the Arnot Forest will be available for rent at $25 per person per night (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday), or information on local hotels or camp sites can be provided.