Maple Confections Workshop Helps Sweeten Oswego County

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MEXICO, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County recently sponsored a one-day Maple Confections Workshop.

It was conducted at CCE’s 4-H Environmental Education Center on Route 183 in Williamstown, according to Jonathan (JJ) Schell, CCE of Oswego County Agriculture Team Coordinator.

Maple Confections Workshop Helps Sweeten Oswego County
Maple Confections Workshop Helps Sweeten Oswego County

The workshop was part of the Cornell University Maple Program and was conducted by Stephen Childs, New York State Maple Extension Specialist from Cornell University.

Mr. Childs, shown standing, is sharing his maple confections experience with workshop attendees.

The event featured training and hands-on experience in making maple confections.

The workshop was designed for very experienced, as well as novice confection makers.

Each participating maple farm received a New York State Maple Confections notebook, appropriate tools for measuring invert sugar in maple support, and a digital candy thermometer.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a key outreach system of Cornell University with a mission to grow and educate the regions it serves and to provide an extensive local presence that is responsive to needs of New York communities.

The CCE educational system aims to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work in practical and business situations.

For more information, contact CCE of Oswego County at (315) 963-7286 or visit