Friday, April 27, 2007


I know a great deal about the east coast wineries and Cornell, but I did not know until I could not find any Light Grade "A" Fine maple syrup about an equally important extension The Cornell Sugar Maple Research and Extension Program.

The Cornell Sugar Maple Program exists to improve the production and use of maple products by working with producers, consumers, and others interested in this fascinating local product.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension program helps people improve their lives and communities by putting experience and research knowledge to work. The Cornell Sugar Maple Program is part of Cooperative Extension.

They have a great website with recipes, resources, and much, much more!

They have two offices: Uhlein and Arnot.

Colin Campbell compares sugar maple tree damage inflicted by small and conventional spouts. Uihlein Field Station research suggests that smaller (19/64") spouts do less damage to sugar maple trees than larger, conventional (7/16") spouts.

Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station
157 Bear Cub Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: 518-523-9337
The activities conducted at the Uihlein Field Station form the core of the Cornell Sugar Maple Program. The Field Station is located near Lake Placid in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. It is administered by the Department of Natural Resources, which is part of the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. The Field Station was established in 1965 with the aid of generous support from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Uihlein II of Lake Placid, New York.

The Arnot Teaching and Research Forest
611 County Route
13Van Etten, NY 14889
Phone: 607-589-6076
FAX: 607-589-4277
The Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, "the Arnot", is situated in the hilly, forested Southern Tier region of New York State. The Arnot (pronounced R-not) is owned by Cornell University and managed by the Department of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). It is the largest actively managed forest owned by Cornell University. The Arnot provides a place for Cornell faculty and students to carry out elements of the three-part mission of CALS: Teaching, Extension, and Research, in service to the citizens of New York. The current Arnot Forest results from a long history of changing land-use patterns, and presents an opportunity to study the long-term consequences of these changes.
The guys who run these stations are great and very helpful:
Brian Chabot, the Cornell Sugar Maple Program Director
Peter Smallidge, Extension Forester, Arnot Director
Steve Childs, State Maple Specialist
Mike Farrell, Northern Maple Specialist, Uihlein Director

Any way...go to the website. These guys are really helpful and the extension is very important to the maple syrup industry in New York state. We need more people like these guys to mke sure New York retains, maintains, and improves its agricultural resources.

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