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NYS Maple Task Force Report

released by
NYS Dept. of Ag & Markets.
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"New York could soon be a world leader in maple syrup. The
maple task force released a report that finds if New York
tapped as many of its maple trees as some other leading states,
like Vermont, it could lead in maple syrup production."
View full story on WENY-TV News >>>

Despite the rainy weather, this was another successful day at the farm for over 400 elementary students from Oneida County. Remi Link of Link Maple Farm explained the history of maple production and how to identify pure maple syrup at the 2013 Farm Fest held at the Brabrant Farms in Verona, NY. This was her seventh year explaining the process of maple syrup making to elementary school children. It was a huge success to have area students learn about agriculture & spend the day at the farm.

Farm Fest

In 2012, the Foundation sponsored permanent Maple Education Trail Signs at the NYS FFA Oswegatchie Educational Center in Crogan, NY. These signs provide historical information as well as interesting maple facts that visitors can read as they walk along the trail and tour the facility.



In April 2011, hundreds of students from five different elementary schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx had an opportunity to learn about the process of maple production from tapping a tree to canning maple syrup from Billie Pickert of Springhill Maple Farm. Her educational trip was partially sponsored by the NYSMF. For the littlest Pre-K children, finger plays and songs about the maple tree kept their attention, while the older students learned about the science involved in making syrup.  Most adults as well as students were surprised to learn it takes at least 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup. Children were able to “tap” a tree and experience firsthand the two ways to gather sap: buckets and tubing.  All enjoyed her power point presentation that “invites” everyone into the process from the sugarbush to the sugarhouse through pictures on her farm. 


NYC Trip

The mission of the NYS Maple Foundation is to plan and coordinate training for beginning and established maple producers in order to increase their efficiency and competitiveness; to inform and educate the public in order to increase awareness and appreciation of the diversity and quality of the state's maple products, of how maple products were made in NYS historically, of how that process has changed over time, and the environmental sensitivity with which sugar bushes are managed
and syrup is produced; and to identify and support maple-related research.

2100 pieces of Pure NY Maple Sugar were served in the box lunches at the commissioning of the USS New York into the US Navy Nov. 7 in New York City.

The USS New York is made from 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. The ship's motto? 'Never Forget'
Above: USS New York

2014 Directors (as elected 1/17/14)


David Campbell, Mapleland Farms (Upper Hudson) (Term expires Jan. 2017)

Vice President
Vacant, (Term expires Jan. 2015)

Remi Link, Link Maple Farm (Lewis Co.) (Term expires Jan. 2015)


Remi Link, Link Maple Farm (Lewis Co.) (Term expires Jan. 2015)

Dwayne Hill, Shaver-Hill Farm (Catskills) (Term expires Jan. 2017)


James Hotaling, Smokey Hollow Maple Products (Central) (Term expires Jan. 2015)


Dan Weed, Schoolyard Sugarbush (Central) (Term expires Jan. 2016)

Mike Hill, Valley Road Maple Farm (Upper Hudson) (Term exprires Jan. 2016)


Vacant, (Term expires Jan. 2017)


Vacant, (Term exprires Jan. 2016)

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