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Maple Program Calendar

Calendar of Upcoming Schools and Workshops

 

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Autumn 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 7pm – 8pm
Live online discussion lead by Peter Smallidge, NYS Extension Forester

This workshop will focus on forest management skills for assessing the productive potential of your sugarbush. It will also discuss strategies for maintaining forest health and sap production.

Pre-registration required:
Contact: Aaron Wightman, arw6@cornell.edu
Cornell Maple Program
Wednesday, September 30, 7pm – 8pm
Live online discussion lead by Aaron Wightman, Cornell Maple Specialist

This workshop will focus on practices for making consistent, high-quality maple confections and also highlight new maple product opportunities.

Pre-registration required:
Contact: Aaron Wightman, arw6@cornell.edu
Cornell Maple Program
Lowville, NY
Contact: Michele Ledoux, 315-376-5270; mel14@cornell.edu
Cornell Cooperative Extension Lewis County
5274 Outer Stowe Street, P.O. Box 72, Lowville, New York 13367
www.ccelewis.org
Merle Rd, Attica, NY. October 3, 10:00 AM – Noon.
Register Now for the Fall Sugarbush and Woods Health Walk- with State Extension Forester Pete Smallidge.
Hosted by Greg Zimpfer, Zimpfer Maple Products

Space is Limited. Pre-Registration is Required

Fee: $10, or $5 for Ag. Dept.

Refreshments served.

Contact:
Debra Welch, 585-786-2251 Ext. 125; djw275@cornell.edu, or
Don Gasiewicz 585-786-2251 Ext. 123; drg35@cornell.edu
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County
401 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569
http://wyoming.cce.cornell.edu/
Wednesday, October 14, 7pm – 8pm
Live online discussion lead by Adam Wild, Cornell Maple Specialist

This workshop will go over the basics of installing a maple tubing system including planning and installation methods.

Pre-registration required:
Contact: Adam Wild, adw94@cornell.edu
Cornell Maple Program
Wednesday, October 28, 7pm – 8pm
Live online discussion lead by Peter Smallidge, NYS Extension Forester

This workshop will discuss strategies for growing the next generation’s sugarbush with a focus on newly developed methods to exclude deer from timber harvests.

Pre-registration required:
Contact: Aaron Wightman, arw6@cornell.edu
Cornell Maple Program
Every Thursday, 7 – 8:30 pm. Final webinar held on Dec 17. No class held Thanksgiving Weekend.
Live online discussion lead by Adam Wild, Cornell Maple Specialist

In this course you will learn to:

  • Identify potential opportunities for producing maple sap and syrup on your land
  • Develop and manage a forest stand for optimal maple sap production and long-term health and productivity
  • Understand the costs and benefits of utilizing various sap collection systems, e.g., buckets, bags, gravity tubing, vacuum enhanced tubing systems
  • Design a maple tubing system to achieve maximum sap yields in a cost-effective manner
  • Understand the pros and cons and logistics of buying sap or leasing taps as a means of expanding your production
  • Process sap into syrup in a cost-effective manner that is appropriate for the size of the operation
  • Filter, package, and label maple syrup for sale according to the new grading system developed by the International Maple Syrup Institute
  • Tiered payment system starting at $199.
    Lifetime access to course materials.
    Contact: Adam Wild, adw94@cornell.edu
    Cornell Maple Program
    Online only
    Pre-registration required
    Contact: Andrea Caluori, andrea@berkshiregrown.org
    Wednesday, November 11, 7pm – 8pm
    Live online discussion lead by Aaron Wightman, Cornell Maple Specialist

    This workshop will discuss the basic science of maple flavor, control points for preventing off flavor and methods for improving flavor.

    Pre-registration required:
    Contact: Aaron Wightman, arw6@cornell.edu
    Cornell Maple Program
    Wednesday, November 11, 7pm – 8pm
    Live online discussion lead by Adam Wild, Cornell Maple Specialist

    This workshop will focus on methods of maintaining and fine tuning your maple tubing system to maximize production including tap hole sanitation and vacuum management.

    Pre-registration required:
    Contact: Adam Wild, adw94@cornell.edu
    Cornell Maple Program
    Attica, NY
    Contact: Deb Welch, 585-786-2251; djw275@cornell.edu
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County
    401 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569
    Online only
    Pre-registration required
    Contact: Karen Milnes, karen.milnes@future.edu

     

     

    Past Events

    Summer 2020

     
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY 13165
     

    Now in its 8th year, the 2020 Finger Lakes Beverage Conference (formerly known as the Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference) is expanding its focus to all beverages produced in the Finger Lakes Region of New York!

    Again being held at the del Lago Resort and Casino off the Waterloo Thruway exit, the Conference will focus the Tasting/Tap Room experience. All breweries, cideries, wineries, distilleries, and meaderies are invited to attend this educational opportunity to learn from experts, network with conference participants, and visit trade show vendors. Additionally, the Trade Show is moving into the il Padigilone meeting space, providing more room between vendors.

     

    Vendor Fee & Information

    Your early $225.00 vendor fee with application form is due by Monday, March 16, 2020 (vendor fee increases to $250.00 March 17th) and includes two meals (breakfast and lunch) for 2 people.

    Your company’s name, logo, website and brief description (we reserve the right to edit to fit program space) will be included alphabetically in the FLBC program, on our website, and social media outlets along with press releases and other print publications.
    Seneca County CCE will provide normal event insurance, which covers any incidents other than at the vendor displays. Seneca County CCE is not willing to assume the vendor’s liability for something that may happen at the vendor station or on a vendor’s equipment. We are requesting each vendor supply a Certificate of Insurance for at least $2.0 M aggregate and $1.0 M occurrence and name Seneca County CCE as an additional insured, holding Seneca County CCE harmless for any injury occurring as a result of a vendor display while attending the conference. More information regarding insurance can be found on attached application.

    Space for the Trade Show is limited and will be filled on a first PAID first filled basis.

     

    Contact and Registration

    For more information about the Finger Lakes Beverage Conference visit: www.flxcraftbevcon.com where you can download a PDF of this information, and find a printable Vendor Form or online registration.

    Contact: Judy Wright, (315) 539-9251 ext. 109, jlw24@cornell.edu
    Sr. Agriculture Economic Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County
    S308 Main Street Shop Centre, Waterloo, New York 13165
     
    This year's FRESH In-Service Training for all Cornell County Extension educators will be held May 19-21, 2020.
    Encourage your local county extension staff to come learn about Maple and Forest Management practices at the Arnot Forest.

     

    Winter 2020

    NYS Fair Grounds, Syracuse NY
    Contact: cornellmaple.com
    8am – 3pm. Gouverneur High School, Gouverneur, NY
    Classes and Vendors. Registration opens at 8am.
    International Maple Museum Centre, 9756 State Route 812, Croghan, NY
    6:30-8:30pm. Basics for small and new maple producers. Instruction by Cornell University NYS Maple Specialist Stephen Childs. Cost: $5 includes refreshments and material. Youth 16 and younger: Free.
    Pre-registration encouraged.
    Contact: Michele Ledoux, 315-376-5270; mel14@cornell.edu
    Cornell Cooperative Extension Lewis County
    5274 Outer Stowe Street, P.O. Box 72, Lowville, New York 13367
    www.ccelewis.org
    International Maple Museum Centre, 9756 State Route 812, Croghan, NY
    9am start/all day. Winter Maple School and NYS Grown and Certified Training. Topics include climate change/laws, maple tubing research, tapping for quality, and Uihlein Maple Research Forest updates. Cost: $15/person pre-registration, $25 at door. Youth 16 and younger: $5/child. Lunch included.
    Registration: Michele Ledoux, 315-376-5270; mel14@cornell.edu
    Cornell Cooperative Extension Lewis County
    5274 Outer Stowe Street, P.O. Box 72, Lowville, New York 13367
    www.ccelewis.org
    Speakers: Abby van den Berg, Stephen Childs, Dan Milo, Gary Graham
    Featured Topics: FSMA Implementation Update, Research on Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Syrup Flavor and Quality, Keys to High Yield Maple Production, Cornell Research Update, Maple Value Added Project
    Find the Ohio Maple Days information pamphlet here.

     

     

     
    Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Edith B. Ford Memorial Library’s Community Room, 7169 Main St, Ovid, NY 14521
     

    Are you interested in tapping maple trees in the backyard or getting started in small-scale commercial maple syrup production?

    Mr. Stephen Childs, New York State Extension Specialist in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University; will be the presenter. The workshop will cover a variety of aspects of maple syrup production including: why make maple syrup, tree identification, tree health, tapping, sap collection and handling, boiling, energy efficiency, finishing and grading syrup, canning, marketing and regulations. The program will be targeted for beginning and small scale maple producers as well as homeowners looking to tap a few trees in the backyard or someone wanting to start small-scale commercial maple production.

    Fee

    $15 per farm or family

    Registration is required. Walk-ins may be turned away if registration has closed or maximum participants has been reached; so register early!

    Make checks out to: Seneca CCE, and mail to: Main Street Shop Centre, Suite # 308, Waterloo, NY 13165

    Register here:

    https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=beginnermaple_245

    Contact: Judy Wright, 315-539-9251 x109; jlw24@cornell.edu
    Sr. Agriculture Economic Specialist, Seneca County CCE
    308 Main Street Shop Centre, Waterloo, New York 13165
     
    Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
    Next Generation Maple Products, 6018 Wilbur Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057
     

    Are you interested in maple syrup but don't know where to begin? Beginners and backyard sugar makers – this workshop is for you! The workshop will be presented by Steve Childs, Cornell Maple Specialist. He will share with you all you need to know to get started making maple syrup!

    This workshop is indoors and light refreshments will be served.

    Fee

    $10 per person

    payable at the door

    Register here:

    https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/OnondagaMaple2020_231

    Contact: Kristina Ferrare, (315) 424-9485 x231; kaf226@cornell.edu
    Forestry Program Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County
    The Atrium, Suite 170, 100 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
     
    Maple for Fun and Profit, Steve Childs: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    whole show: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse
     

    The New York Farm Show is the leading farm show in the Northeast since 1985. The show hosts more than 400 exhibitors displaying the latest in farm equipment, tractors, combines and farm implements; seed and crop protection products; farm supplies and services, dairy and beef production, woodlot and related industry supplies.

    Fee

    Adult admission: $5 at the door (children 18 and under are free)

    Pre-Registration

    Tickets are available to you free from your Northeast Equipment Dealers or by writing to: New York Farm Show, P.O. Box 3470, Syracuse, NY 13220. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request received by February 15.

    Contact: 315.457.8205; sgrigor@ne-equip.com

    2019

    Contact: Deb Welch, 585-786-2251; djw275@cornell.edu
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County
    401 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569
    Contact: Ron Frisbee, 518-622-9820; frisbeer369@gmail.com
    Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23, Acra, NY 12405
    Contact: Dwayne Hill, Shaver-Hill Farm
    607-652-6792, dwayneandmarylee@yahoo.com
    Duluth, Minnesota
    Albion, PA
    Attica, NY
    Contact: Deb Welch, 585-786-2251; djw275@cornell.edu
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County
    401 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569
    Contact: Kristina A. Ferrare, (315) 424-9485 ext. 231; kaf226@cornell.edu
    Forestry Program Specialist
    Cornell Cooperative Extension Onondaga County
    The Atrium, Suite 170
    100 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
    Tyrone Fire Hall, Tyrone, NY
    Contact: Brett Chedzoy, (607) 535-7161, bjc226@cornell.edu
    Sr. Resource Educator – Ag and Natural Resources
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County, South Central NY Agriculural Team
    Hoover Maple Supplies, (607) 522-4340
    2355 Pulteney Rd., Branchport, NY 14418
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