View Poll Results: Which NYS maple conference will you attend Jan 7-8 2022

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  • NYS Fair grounds how many

    9 52.94%
  • one each day split half and half how many

    0 0%
  • Vernon Downs , how many

    4 23.53%
  • neither this year

    4 23.53%
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  1. #11
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    Flats, I did vote, but recall having a problem trying to enter the number of people that would be attending with me.


    Randy

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  2. #12
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    Where can I find some information on the fairground conference? Thanks Mike

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    Go to the New York State Maple Producers website or call the office at 315-877-5795.

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    Thanks . Mike

  5. #15
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    Not stirring up trouble- just offering up my two cents here.
    I do not know the whole backstory on the director leaving the Assn. either. I just hope it's not a knee jerk decision, "guilty until proven innocent" kind of decision, which sadly, has become the norm everywhere.
    My understanding of the Conference is that it was started in Vernon many years ago. So, basically, the show is returning to it's "roots" being in Vernon.
    I believe Maple Flats is correct with the Vernon show being planned and organized before the Assn. had anything on paper.
    I can not prove or disprove this, but I was told by another area sugar maker that the equipment dealers had committed to Vernon prior to the announcement of the Syracuse event.
    And now for the disclaimer- I have no connection to Vernon Downs Casino or the State Fairgrounds, and it doesn't matter to me where a "single" event might eventually land. I registered for the Vernon event because of the dealer commitment comment. No idea if that was the right or wrong decision. I'll let you guys know in January.
    I hope everyone enjoys whichever event they choose to attend and that the upcoming sugaring season is better than the last one!

    Steve
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    I'm with Maplewalnut - attendance on my selection will probably depend on courses, dealer attendance etc.

  7. #17
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    I just read the newest copy of The Maple News, and looking at the sessions offered, it looks like the Vernon Downs venue has more. They offer 6 or 7 topics in each session, while the State Fair venue only has 5 listed in each. Also, the Vernon show lists the vendors from the equipment dealers etc who will show, I no such listing for the State Fair.
    If I were choosing at this late date, just because of my stated points above, I'd go with the Vernon. I see that Vernon also offers phone registrations up until the start of the show, but either will take additional participants at the door.
    It's a tough decision for sure. If still deciding, I suggest you look at the adds in The Maple News, they are on opposite pages from each other which makes comparing easier. Look at what presentations are being offered and whichever you choose be aware that Covid Vaccine status will be checked, masks are needed and temperature checks will be made at both (New York State Required).
    If after looking at the sessions you still can't decide, I suggest the State Fair Venue because it is sponsored jointly by the New York State Maple Producers (NYSMPA) and Cornell and it helps the NYSMPA, even though Keith has been a great friend and mentor for many years (the Vernon Venue).
    Good luck to both conferences. Maybe next year the dates if 2 are given will not compete with each other forcing this difficult choice.
    Whichever you choose it looks to be a great conference. Have fun!
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    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Retired from collecting and boiling in 2021. Mostly because of a bad hip.
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    Remember, if anyone does not feel well, stay home, for everyone's sake!
    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Retired from collecting and boiling in 2021. Mostly because of a bad hip.
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    By the way, I will not be at either this year, for health reasons. I have major surgery scheduled for Jan 19 and if I get a positive covid test the surgery will be rescheduled. Also, since my wife had Chemo and Radiation 14 yrs ago, her white cell count has been extremely low, I can't risk bringing Covid home to her!
    We've been married 54 years and don't dare jeopardize continuing to count the anniversaries.
    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Retired from collecting and boiling in 2021. Mostly because of a bad hip.
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    website: www.cnymaple.com

  10. #20
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    just Vernon Downs,it was execellent

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