Michael Farrell serves as the director of Cornell University's Uihlein Forest, a maple syrup research and extension field station in Lake Placid, NY. There he taps approximately 5,000 maples, 600 birch trees, and a couple dozen black walnut and butternut trees every year. He has authored more than fifty articles on maple syrup production and forest management and often presents to maple producer and landowner organizations. Michael earned his bachelor's in economics from Hamilton College, his master's in forestry from SUNY-ESF, and his PhD in natural resources from Cornell University.
Michael's Upcoming Events
Michael Farrell at the 2014 Weston Price Conference
Weston Price Wise Traditions Conference, Indianapolis IN
November 7, 2014, 12:00 pm
Michael Farrell will teach a workshop at the 15th annual Weston Price Conference in Indianapolis November 7-10. More details to come...
An Integrated Approach to Producing Syrup from Maple, Birch, and Walnut Trees
The Sugarmakerís Companion is the comprehensive guide small-and large-scale syrup producers have been waiting for in their quest to create a profitable business model. Michael Farrell documents the untapped potential of American forests and shows how sugaring can turn a substantial profit for farmers while providing tremendous enjoyment and satisfaction.