SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The NYS Maple Producers’ Association is pleased to announce that the popular Mid-Winter Maple Classic conference will return in January 2024. The Syracuse Oncenter Convention Center is the new location for the conference, which combines a vendor trade show and a forum of workshops for maple producers. The conference will open at 5pm Friday January 5 and again Saturday January 6 at 8am. This year’s theme of “What’s Flowing Down the Maple Pipeline?” will focus on the newest techniques and innovations, giving attendees tools to produce high quality maple syrup efficiently and sustainably.
The conference is being organized by a committee of association members who are themselves maple producers, including Lyle Merle, Karl Wiles, Doug Thompson, Tom Kaufman, Dan Weed, Kristina Ferrare, Helen Thomas. The committee is chaired by Michael Grottoli of Grottoli’s Maple, Middle Granville, NY. Educational workshops are being organized by the Cornell University Maple Program co-directors, Aaron Wightman and Adam Wild. The Oncenter Convention Center provides a state-of-the-art facility with classrooms, banquet hall, trade show floor and gathering places for meals and conversation, all together in one building.
For now, SAVE the DATES, January 5-6, 2024. We will be releasing details about registration, hotels, and the schedule of the activities on the website https://nysmaple.com/mapleclassic at the start of July 2024.
–New York State Maple Producers’ Association