February 15, 2024
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Virtual)
Do you make the best maple syrup? Making the greatest quality maple syrup is a goal every maple producer should strive for. Providing your customer with a quality maple product is key to maintaining a customer base, promoting the maple industry and having pride in your work. This presentation will cover where the flavour comes from in maple production, steps to make sure you are making the best–tasting syrup and creating a shelf–stable product. Off–flavoured maple syrup and where it can come from will be discussed as well. Sharpen your maple production skills for this coming maple season.
Adam Wild, Senior Extension Associate, Henry and Mildred Uihlein Director, Uihlein Maple Research Forest
Adam Wild is a specialist with the Cornell Maple Program, Director of Cornell University’s Uihlein Maple Research Forest in Lake Placid, NY, and overall maple enthusiast. As director, Adam oversees all research operations, including sugaring from a 7,000-tap commercial maple operation. Adam is also Co-Director of the Cornell Maple Program, a state-wide outreach effort with region-wide impacts oriented toward supporting and sustaining growth within the maple industry. Additionally, Adam co-hosts the maple industry podcast “Sweet Talk: All things Maple,” regularly writes articles for industry news outlets, and teaches an online maple course through the Cornell Small Farms program.
Before joining the Cornell Maple Program, Adam was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Science at SUNY Cobleskill, teaching courses in dendrology, botany, soil science and maple production. Adam lives in picturesque Lake Placid with his wife, where he enjoys exploring all the outdoor activities the Adirondacks offer, including skiing, biking, hiking and paddling.