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Verona Maple Conference
by 3rdgen.maple November 23rd, 2011

The 2012 New York State Maple Producers Winter Conference plans are coming together. Be sure you set aside January 6 and 7 to get together with lots of other maple producers for the latest in maple information. The 2012 Maple Conference will be held in the same great location, the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School in Verona, New York on Friday evening January 6 and all day Saturday, January 7
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The 2012 New York State Maple Producers Winter Conference plans are coming together. Be sure you set aside January 6 and 7 to get together with lots of other maple producers for the latest in maple information. The 2012 Maple Conference will be held in the same great location, the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School in Verona, New York on Friday evening January 6 and all day Saturday, January 7
cost/lodging/ any other info. Would love to attend but have to see how finances are then.
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Some further info. http://maple.dnr.cornell.edu/WinterConference.pdf
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I'm hoping to make it Sat.
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Here is a list of what i have that is going to take place at Verona on Saturday.

2012 Maple Conference Sessions Schedule by Room

Session I
9:00-10:15



Rooms
Auditorium
Two taps vs. one: a look at sap yields
Tim Wilmot, UVM Proctor Maple Research Center


LGI
The impacts of high Brix R.O. concentration on your syrup and on your work
Joel Boutin, Quebec Maple Cooperative


Media Center
Fall Maple Promotion that has attracted over 1000 for three years running
Chuck Winship, Pam Masterson, Sugarbush Hollow LLC


M.S. Café.
Maple fudge, hard candy, taffy and marshmallow
Steve Childs, Cornell Maple Program


#11
Producing and Marketing Birch Syrup
David Moore


#12
Maple production for the beginner
Eric Randall, Randall's Maple Products


#13
Working with a forester
David A. Skeval, Onondaga County CCE


#14
Selling at shows and farmers markets
Dan Weed, Schoolyard Sugarbush


High School Café
Whats up with the new proposed standard maple grades for US and Canada
Dave Chapeskie,R.P.F, Executive Director, IMSI


Computer Room
Using websites and social media for promoting your business
JJ Schell, CCE Oswego County


Music Suite
Maple Queen and Princess Program
Maple Queen and Princess Program


Gym #2
Trade Show Maple Ice Carving


Break
10:15-10:45
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Session II
10:45-12:00



Rooms
Auditorium
Maple vacuum systems
Brad Gillian, Leader Evaporator


LGI
Update on current maple research at the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center
Dr. Tim Perkins, UVM Proctor Maple Research Center


Media Center
The value of making improvements to our maple operation
Rick Newman, Breezie Maples Farm


Middle School Café.
What's new in making maple cotton, maple kettle corn and maple Carmel corn
Greg Zimpfer, Zimpfer's Maple Products


#11
Research results of the SARE farmer grant on tubing sanitation
Mike Farrell, Cornell Maple Program, Mike Parker, Parker Family Maple Farm


#12
New ideas in maple equipment
Tom Zaffis / Steve Bedard, Lapierre USA


#13
Sugarbush Thinning Improves Growth and Sap
Peter Smallidge, Cornell Maple Program

#14
Product liability and farm coverage for the maple producer
William Tully, Farm Family Insurance


High School Café
Getting it right: grading, labels and other Ag and Markets regulations
Sharon Hall, Sherri Card, NYS Ag and Markets


Hall near Auditorium
Maple tubing for the beginner demonstration
Phil and Hamilton Sage, Sage Family Maple


Ag Shop
So you want to weld stainless, limit of 20
Rob Roser, Agriweld


Music Suite
Maple Queen and Princess Program
Maple Queen and Princess Program






Lunch
12:00-1:15
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Session III
1:15-2:30



Rooms
Auditorium
Managing the sugarhouse
Glen Goodrich, Goodrich Maple Farm


LGI
Taphole sanitation studies: Can the season be extended through taphole sanitation
Dr. Tim Perkins, UVM Proctor Maple Research Center


Media Center
Maple tubing and vacuum system design
Steve Childs, Cornell Maple Program


Middle School Café.
Maple cream making for the beginner
Dean and Ruth Esther Delevan, Delevan Maple


#11
Strategies for Growing Your Business
Mike Farrell, Cornell Maple Program


#12
Steps we took to go from a back yarder to commercial maple operation - Panel
Jeff Benjamin maple, Steven Grant maple, Dave Bruinix -Para-Deys Acres Maple Syrup


#13
The effects of forest pests on the health of your trees
Rebecca Hargrave, CCE of Chenango County


#14
How to make the most of your “find a Producer”listing on the nysmaple.com website
Helen Thomas, Maxon Estate Farms


High School Café
High vacuum without a pump - experiments with 3/16 natural gravity
Tim Wilmot, UVM Proctor Maple Research Center


Ag shop hallway
Basic Sap House Setups and Considerations for the Beginner
Tour and discussion of VVS Sugarhouse


Ag Shop
So you want to weld stainless, repeated, limit of 20
Rob Roser, Agriweld


Music Suite
Maple Queen and Princess Program
Maple Queen and Princess Program






Break
2:30-3:00
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Session IV
3:00-4:00



Rooms
Auditorium
Facts and figures about wood fired Force-5 evaporator
Rejean Laverdiere, LaPierre Inc.

LGI
Practices that result in poor maple flavor and invert levels in sap
Joel Boutin, Quebec Maple Cooperative


Media Center
Tubing systems and tap hole sanitation, research update
Steve Childs, Cornell Maple Program/Dean Harvey, Harvey's Maple Spout/Neal - VVS FFA


Middle School Café.
Think Outside the Jug At Your Event - maple products that never make it home
Jason and Heidi Wolf, Wolf Maple Products


#11
The Economics of Buying and Pricing Sap
Mike Farrell, Cornell Maple Program


#12
Turning your hobby into a profitable business
JJ Schell, CCE Oswego County


#13
Energy from the Forest Landscape: What Every Maple Producer Needs to Know About Gas, Wind and Right-of-Way Leases
Brett Chedzoy, CCE Schuyler County


#14
More on marketing
Michele Ledoux, CCE of Lewis County


High School Café
Bottling syrup for the small maple producer
Chris Pfeil, The Maple Guys


Music Suite
Maple Queen and Princess Program
Maple Queen and Princess Program






Closing
4:00 PM

At the closing is when they draw for the door prises. Rolls of tubing, scoops, skimmers, hydrometers and other equipment donated by the dealers that set up in the gym.
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Thank you Kevin for posting this info up for us. Nice to go to the conference with a game plan in hand and for others to see what is going on.
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