Planning is Underway for the 2010 New York State Maple Producers Winter Conference
A producer-focused 2010 NYS Maple Conference open a new decade with practical and hands-on information for maple farms to build into existing and expanding operations.
January 8th and 9th, 2010

Mark your calendar now to attend the 2010 New York State Maple Producers Winter Conference. This should be one of the first events you attend in the new decade so be sure you set aside January 8th and 9th to get together with lots of other maple producers. The 2010 Maple Conference will be held in the same great location, the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School in Verona, New York on Friday evening January 8th and all day Saturday, January 9th. This central location provides plenty of meeting space as well as room for a large trade show with many exhibitors displaying plenty of specialized equipment for meeting maple producer needs. You will have access the latest in research and grower experiences regarding maple production, promotion, forest management and the making and marketing of a variety of maple products. This day-and-a-half event has something for every level of maple producer. A maple conference you will not want to miss.

The conference kicks off Friday evening with a featured speaker at 7:00 PM and industry trade show highlighting maple equipment, manufacturers, and vendors scheduled from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Saturday’s program features 30 of the industry’s leading maple experts from throughout North America presenting in a variety of concurrent workshops. These workshops focus on several major areas of emphasis: beginning sugarmakers, new and advanced technologies, marketing, promotion, value-added products, tap hole sanitation, tubing, vacuum, and forest management.

The conference is open to the general public, as well as maple producers, and is geared to all levels of sugar makers. Saturday’s trade show opens at 8:00 AM with workshops starting at 9:00AM. Held at the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (V.V.S.) High School, Verona, New York, the conference is sponsored by the V.V.S. FFA, New York State Maple Producers Association and the Cornell Maple Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. The V.V.S. High School is located between Utica and Syracuse, New York on State Route 31 just two minutes from NYS Thruway Exit 33. For additional information contact V.V.S. FFA advisor Keith Schiebel at Registration forms will also be available at the New York State Maple Producers Website: or the Cornell Maple Program website: in November and December.