Saturday, October 18, 2014
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County will be sponsoring a tour of two area maple producers to see some of the latest innovations in maple syrup production. The tour will be led by Cornell University Maple Specialist Steve Childs and educators from CCE Chenango. The tour will include:
Stop 1: Lew Ward’s operation in Smithville Flats to view his new wood chip fired maple evaporator, highlighting how to reduce energy costs in maple production.
Stop 2: Gary Cole’s maple syrup operation in Broome County to look at the updated vacuum and sap storage systems, and a Vortex arch and Steam Away devices.
Additionally: Steve Childs will provide information on the latest research about tubing diameters; back check valve spouts, and much more.
Bag lunch will be provided. Meet at the Norwich CCE Building at 99 North Broad Street at 8:00AM or meet at Ward’s at 9:00AM. Cost for this event is $7.00.
Please register no later than noon time on Friday October 17.
For more information or to register call (607) 334-5841 ext. 19.