BROOME CO., N.Y. — Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County & FarmOps (an initiative of the Cornell Small Farms Program) at Arnot Research Forest & Maple Lab on Saturday May 7th as we learn the Business of Maple. Aaron Wightman, Co-Director of the Cornell Maple Program, will guide participants through strategies to begin or grow a profitable maple business. Topics covered will include writing a business plan, managing finances, and marketing tools. Instructors will be using a University of Vermont curriculum specifically written for maple syrup producers. Attendees will leave with the structure of a business plan that can be used for planning the 2023 season and beyond.
Registration is limited to 15 participants to ensure a quality learning experience. Attendees should have at least two seasons of maple syrup production under their belts, but this is not required. The cost to attend is $15 to cover the cost of materials and the business planning tool that each attendee will receive. This fee will be refunded upon attendance at the May 7th training for veterans due to outside funding support.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County