Cornell Cooperative Extension http://wamc.org en Sugaring: A Sweet Business Proposition? http://wamc.org/post/sugaring-sweet-business-proposition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Sugarmaker’s Companion</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the first guide of its kind addressing the small-and large-scale syrup producer seeking to make a profitable business from maple, birch, and walnut sap.</span></p><p>This book incorporates valuable information on ecological forest management, value-added products, and the most up-to-date techniques on sap collection and processing. It also looks at an integrated sugaring operation, interconnected to the whole-farm system, woodland, and community.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84239 at http://wamc.org Sugaring: A Sweet Business Proposition? Gillibrand, Gibson Push Farm Bill Provision http://wamc.org/post/gillibrand-gibson-push-farm-bill-provision <p>A U.S. Senator and Congressman, both from New York, will be in Sullivan County&nbsp;Friday afternoon to push for the passage of a Farm Bill that extends priority access to USDA funding. More from WAMC’s Allison Dunne.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:52:59 +0000 Allison Dunne 71065 at http://wamc.org Gillibrand, Gibson Push Farm Bill Provision Cornell Cooperative in Sullivan Plans Furloughs http://wamc.org/post/cornell-cooperative-sullivan-plans-furloughs <p>Cornell Cooperative Extension in Sullivan County is asking the public to donate money to stop the weekly furlough of employees that will begin in mid-April. Cornell Coop’s Executive Director says that as a result of the county legislature having cut funding by 20 percent, he would rather reduce staff hours across the board, including for his position, than cut any programs, at this point. He says the weekly furloughs will require staff to take one day a week without pay, and all programs and activities at the Coop’s center in Liberty would be suspended one day a week. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:34:35 +0000 Allison Dunne 60999 at http://wamc.org