maple confections sept 2024


Cornell Maple Confections Academy

  • Monday, September 9, 2024, 8:00 AM - Wednesday, September 11@ 4:00 PM

The Cornell Maple Program is pleased to announce a new, high-level training program for maple producers interested in developing novel maple confections and launching food manufacturing enterprises. Maple Confections Academy will take place September 9th through 11th at Cornell Agritech in Geneva, NY. This advanced training will utilize the resources of the Cornell Food Venture Center including the Food Innovation Lab and Pilot Plant to acquaint participants with large scale food manufacturing processes.

In addition, workshop sessions with Cornell experts will introduce topics in processing methodology, food safety, and shelf stability. Course participants will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with commercial equipment and processes. The event includes time for networking and an introduction to food enterprise startup and business support services offered by the Cornell Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture. For more information visit or contact Aaron Wightman at

Note to veterans and active service members: Farm Ops is offering a scholarship for veterans residing in New York to attend Maple Confections Academy. The scholarship will cover the $800 registration fee and overnight lodging. Visit for more information on this scholarship opportunity.



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Last updated July 8, 2024