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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: 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,
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
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;
Cornell Cooperative Extension Lewis County
5274 Outer Stowe Street, P.O. Box 72, Lowville, New York 13367
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;
Cornell Cooperative Extension Lewis County
5274 Outer Stowe Street, P.O. Box 72, Lowville, New York 13367
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.


$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:

Contact: Judy Wright, 315-539-9251 x109;
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.


$10 per person

payable at the door

Register here:

Contact: Kristina Ferrare, (315) 424-9485 x231;
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.


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


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;


Past Events


Contact: Deb Welch, 585-786-2251;
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County
401 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569
Contact: Ron Frisbee, 518-622-9820;
Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23, Acra, NY 12405
Contact: Dwayne Hill, Shaver-Hill Farm
Duluth, Minnesota
Albion, PA
Attica, NY
Contact: Deb Welch, 585-786-2251;
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County
401 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569
Contact: Kristina A. Ferrare, (315) 424-9485 ext. 231;
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,
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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