SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The one and only NYS Mid-Winter Maple Classic is BACK! After a hiatus last year the New York State Maple Producers’ Association is once again preparing for this exciting event in January that connects sugarmakers of all kinds.
The two-day event will be better than ever featuring a trade show showcasing the latest maple technologies, workshops on current events in the maple industry presented by industry experts, and educational workshops presented by the Cornell University Maple Program.
“We look forward to bringing maple producers, maple equipment dealers, and maple enthusiasts together for the one and only NYS Mid-Winter Maple Classic,” said NYS Maple Producers’ Association Executive Director Helen Thomas. “In January 2024 the Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse will be the location for checking out all the new products available for maple production. They have brand-new state of the art presentation rooms to host workshops and forums on current topics. This is one conference you won’t want to miss!”
Some of the speakers at the upcoming conference include:
- Steve O’Farrell, CDL Research and Development, speaking on advances in electric evaporators.
- Bruno Xavier, Associate Director of Cornell Food Venture Center, speaking on food safety and new product development.
- Mark Cannella, Director of Agricultural Business Programs, UVM Extension, speaking on maple business management.
NYS Maple Producers’ Association President Dan Weed is looking forward to the event saying, “The 2024 NYS Mid-Winter Maple Classic is shaping up to be a flagship of the mission of our association. I am excited to listen to the speakers that have agreed to come and share their knowledge on various topics! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to stay up to date on the ever-changing climate of the maple industry! I look forward to seeing many of you at the Oncenter as we usher in the 2024 maple season!”
“Don’t get left behind! Maple production has changed dramatically in the past decade with major advances in technology, methods, and markets,” said Cornell Maple Program Co-Director Aaron Wightman. “Maple researchers and other industry professionals continue to generate new ways to improve all aspects of maple sugaring – everything from sugarbush management to quality and sales. The 2024 NYS Mid-Winter Maple Classic will feature educational sessions with leading experts to get you ready for the opportunities and challenges coming down the maple pipeline. Join us in Syracuse on January 5th and 6th to learn more.”
The NYS Mid-Winter Maple Classic will be January 5-6, 2024 at the Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse, NY. Registration for the event is now open. To register and find out more check out the NYS Maple Producers’ Association website at https://nysmaple.com/mapleclassic/.
–NYS Maple Producers’ Association