Farm Ops Offering Scholarships for NYS Mid-Winter Maple Classic Conference
Farm Ops, the Cornell Small Farms Program’s veteran project, is offering 5 scholarships to attend the Maple Classic Conference. Participants will learn ways to optimize their current operation, understand the impacts of climate change on maple production, expand their value-added offerings, view the latest and greatest technologies in the trade show, and much more. The conference begins on Friday, January 5 at 4:00pm with a trade show and social opportunities and continues all day on Saturday until 4:30pm, however there are registration options for one or both days. To be eligible, you must be a veteran residing in NYS and have been producing and selling maple products for at least two years. Farm Ops will reimburse up to $100 for the registration fee, up to $150 for lodging, and mileage to and from the event. You must register for the conference before applying for the scholarship. Deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, December 8, 2023.