Northern New York Agricultural Development Program News
Fall Season Maple Workshops to Provide Latest Research Data for NNY Producers
The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program will
conduct a series of maple industry workshops in September in cooperation with
the New York State Maple Producers Association and Cornell Cooperative
Extension associations of NNY. Dr. Michael Farrell, director of the Cornell
Uihlein Maple Research Forest in Lake Placid, NY, will present data from the
2016 sugaring season in Northern New York. Dr.
Farrell will focus particularly on the use of 3/16-inch tubing for natural
vacuum sap collection and the latest best practices for optimal sugarbush
management. Organizers suggest footwear and attire appropriate for sugarbush
tours at each workshop.
The workshop schedule includes:
The results of past maple industry research in the North Country region are posted on the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program website at www.nnyagdev.org. Information on additional workshops will be posted in the News and Events sections of the site.
The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program provides grants for on-farm research and technical assistance projects in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Funding for the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is supported by the New York State Senate and administered through the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.MEDIA CONTACTS:Project Leader: Michael Farrrell, 518-523-9337NNYADP Co-Chairs: Jon Greenwood, 315-386-3231; Joe Giroux, 518-563-7523; Jon Rulfs, 518-572-1960NNYADP Publicist Kara Lynn Dunn, 315-465-7578, email@example.com
Last updated September 6, 2016