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Making Quality Maple Confections and Value Added Workshop

Submitted by Cooperative Extension of Oswego County

On Saturday, September 11th, 2010 a one-day Maple Confections Workshop beginning at 9 am to 5 pm will be presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County at the 4-H Environmental Center located on Route 183 in Williamstown, NY. This workshop is part of the Cornell University Maple Program and is being conducted by Mr. Stephen Childs, NYS Maple Extension Specialist from Cornell University. It will feature training and hands-on experience in make maple confections. The cost of the workshop is $60 for the first person from each farm/business and $12 for each additional person from the same farm/business to cover cost of lunch (registration fee includes syrup testing tools, materials, and confections notebook and lunch). Payment should be submitted with your registration from by Thursday, September 2nd, 2010.

Registrations are limited and will be based on a first come, first serve basis. This workshop will be suitable for very experienced as well as novice confection makers. Each participating maple farm will receive a New York State Maple Confections notebook and appropriate tools for measuring invert sugar in maple syrup. These tools alone are valued well above the registration fee. For additional information contact JJ Schell at (315) 963-7286, ext. 200. To register contact Karen at (315) 963-7286, ext. 201 or email [email protected]

Each participant will need to bring one quart of syrup (light, medium or dark) to be used in the program.

Please contact our office at (315) 963-7286 if you have special needs.