NYS Grown & Certified for Maple Syrup

NYS Grown & Certified for Maple Syrup

The New York Grown and Certified Program was designed to strengthen consumer confidence in New York products. By participating in this program, you are certifying that your products are grown or produced in New York State and that you follow safe food handling and environmentally responsible practices.

To become certified:

  • Your products must be grown and produced in New York State
  • You must participate in a food safety training. You may also read the Best Practices Manual and then take an open book test in lieu of the training class. Click here for the test.
  • You must participate in an environmental management program. Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) is a program that helps farmers protect important natural resources. Contact your County Soil and Water Conservation District to learn more about AEM. You can also visit the NYS Soil and Water website for more information or to find your local office.

You may find the following links helpful as you work toward becoming New York Grown and Certified. Please note, these documents are subject to revision.  

NYS Maple Producers Association Support for the Cornell Maple Program

The NYS Maple Producers Association is continuously grateful for all of the research, information, and knowledge provided by the Cornell Maple Program.  Helpful resources such as Stephen Childs and the research studies he completes and educational tools he provides are a direct result of the Cornell Maple Program efforts.  This program has not only advanced association knowledge and interest, but also has helped maple, as a crop, gain more local and national exposure.

We ask our members to consider donating to the Cornell Maple Program endowment, to ensure the continued funding support of these valuable resources.  Here are some commonly asked questions regarding donations.

What address should gift checks be sent?

Please send your donation checks to:

Cornell University
PO Box 258838
Lehigh Valley, PA 18003‐9698

What exact ‘pay to’ name should be on the check?

Checks should be made out to Cornell University.  *IMPORTANT: Please indicate that your support is for the “Cornell Maple Sugar Research Endowment (fund#487727)”

Are credit card payments be possible?

Yes!  Please call 1-800-279-3099 – one of our members will assist you with the over-the-phone donation process.  During your call, please indicate that the designation is for the “Cornell Maple Sugar Research Endowment (fund#487727).”

You may also contact Ross Evancoe (607-254-8586, rfe37@cornell.edu) for a direct link to make a gift via credit card online.

Are online donations possible?

Yes!  Use the link NYS MAPLE CORNELL DONATION

Is my gift eligible for a tax deduction?

Cornell is a 501(c)3 organization. In most cases, a gift to Cornell is tax deductible. Your individual tax accountant should be consulted.

If you have any questions, or are looking for other options to make a gift in support of the Cornell Maple Program, please contact Ross Evancoe, Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (607-254-8586,rfe37@cornell.edu).

Thank you for your support!

Resources

The Cornell Maple Program

The New York State Maple Producers' Association is continuously grateful for all of the research, information and knowledge provided by the Cornell Maple Program. Helpful resources such as Stephen Childs' research studies and educational tools are a direct result of...

Important Regulations

New York State Grading and Labeling Regulations: If you are a producer starting to design new packages, labels, etc., please view the Official New York Codes Rules and Regulations as well as NY Ag & Market's Food Labeling Guidelines. NYS approved grade sticker...

Sage Award for College Juniors in Agro-Forestry

The New York State Maple Producers' Association (NYSMPA) is pleased to announce a Memorial Award honoring the life time work of the late Roger C. Sage.  For over 50 years, Roger demonstrated a passion and engagement in the maple industry locally, statewide, nationally...

Helpful Links

Maple Organizations Other Valuable LinksNorth American Syrup Council International Maple Syrup Institute  Vermont Proctor Maple Center American Maple Museum New England Maple MuseumMaple Research Cornell Forest Connect NY Forest Owners NASS NY Maple Statistics TasteNY...

New York State Maple Recipes

Resources

The Cornell Maple Program

The New York State Maple Producers' Association is continuously grateful for all of the research, information and knowledge provided by the Cornell Maple Program. Helpful resources such as Stephen Childs' research studies and educational tools are a direct result of...

Important Regulations

New York State Grading and Labeling Regulations: If you are a producer starting to design new packages, labels, etc., please view the Official New York Codes Rules and Regulations as well as NY Ag & Market's Food Labeling Guidelines. NYS approved grade sticker...

Sage Award for College Juniors in Agro-Forestry

The New York State Maple Producers' Association (NYSMPA) is pleased to announce a Memorial Award honoring the life time work of the late Roger C. Sage.  For over 50 years, Roger demonstrated a passion and engagement in the maple industry locally, statewide, nationally...

Helpful Links

Maple Organizations Other Valuable LinksNorth American Syrup Council International Maple Syrup Institute  Vermont Proctor Maple Center American Maple Museum New England Maple MuseumMaple Research Cornell Forest Connect NY Forest Owners NASS NY Maple Statistics TasteNY...

NYS Grading Regulation

NYS Maple Grading Regulations took effect January 1 2015.

If you are a producer starting to design new packages, labels, etc., please view the Official New York Codes, Rules and Regulations.

NYS approved grade sticker template you can download and print: STICKERS

POSTERS explaining the grade change that you can download and print: NY MAPLE PERMANENT GRADES POSTER

 

Resources

The Cornell Maple Program

The New York State Maple Producers' Association is continuously grateful for all of the research, information and knowledge provided by the Cornell Maple Program. Helpful resources such as Stephen Childs' research studies and educational tools are a direct result of...

Important Regulations

New York State Grading and Labeling Regulations: If you are a producer starting to design new packages, labels, etc., please view the Official New York Codes Rules and Regulations as well as NY Ag & Market's Food Labeling Guidelines. NYS approved grade sticker...

Sage Award for College Juniors in Agro-Forestry

The New York State Maple Producers' Association (NYSMPA) is pleased to announce a Memorial Award honoring the life time work of the late Roger C. Sage.  For over 50 years, Roger demonstrated a passion and engagement in the maple industry locally, statewide, nationally...

Helpful Links

Maple Organizations Other Valuable LinksNorth American Syrup Council International Maple Syrup Institute  Vermont Proctor Maple Center American Maple Museum New England Maple MuseumMaple Research Cornell Forest Connect NY Forest Owners NASS NY Maple Statistics TasteNY...

Regional Maple Associations

Regional Maple Associations

The NYS Maple Producer’s Association, Inc. has seven member regional associations that divide NYS geographically.  If you are a member of the state association, you are automatically a member of one of the seven regions.  Unless you specify that you want membership within a different region, your region is determined by the county of your mailing address as shown in the table below.  If you prefer to have a different “home region” you just need to notify one of the officers of the state association.

The seven regions have their own executive officers, hold meetings in the regional area, and elect delegates to the state association board. This delegate board sets the policies for the state association.  The regions all are independent entities with their own bylaws and treasuries.

The seven regions and the counties within them are:

 

Northeast New York Maple Producers’ Association:  Franklin, Clinton & Essex

President: Scott St. Mary, 518-593-3688
Vice President: Michael Parker, 518-420-4497
Treasurer: Dean Lashway, 518-593-1434
Secretary: Joy Herfurth, 518-569-5146
State Directors: Scott St. Mary, 518-593-3688 & Joy Herfurth, 518-569-5146
Alternate: Michael Farrell, 518-637-7000 & Michael Parker, 518-420-4497

St. Lawrence Association: St. Lawrence

President: Gavin Mackellar, 315-244-5256
Vice President: Douglas Thompson, 315-287-0024
Treasurer: Linda Newcombe, 315-276-5637
Secretary: Michael Kenny, 315-322-5535
State Directors: Douglas Thompson, 315-287-0024 & Hugh Newton, 315-261-3051
Alternate: Raymond Crouse, 315-877-5625

 

Lewis County Maple Producers’ Association:  Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Oneida, Upper Herkimer

President: Jake Moser, 315-486-7933
Vice President: Steven Rogers, 315-232-2825
Treasurer:  Shawn Massey, 315-783-5586
Secretary: Leroy Burnham, 315-767-2845
State Directors: Haskell Yancey, Jr., 315-346-6356, & Nadeen Lyndaker, 315-586-3107

 

 

Upper Hudson Maple Producers’ Association:  Hamilton, Warren, Fulton, Saratoga, Washington, Rensselaer, Columbia

President: David Campbell, 518-854-7669
Vice President: Michael Bennett, 518-222-4990
Treasurer: Peter Gregg, 518-692-2204
Secretary: Paul Ruger, 518-217-2826
State Directors: Michael Grottoli, 518-642-2856 & Michael Bennett, 518-222-4990
Alternates: Randy Galusha, 518-744-7917 & Kevin Keyes, 518-854-3955

 

Catskill Maple Producers’ Association: Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Sullivan, Greene, Delaware, Ulster, Schoharie, Albany, Otsego, Schenectady, Montgomery, Lower Herkimer

President: Dwayne Hill, 607-437-6942
Vice President: Thomas Kaufman, 607-746-6215
Treasurer: Inge Loft, 607-638-9393
Secretary: Erica Welch, 518-605-2891
State Directors: Tony Van Glad, 607-267-3412 & Dwayne Hill, 607-437-6942
Alternates: Chris Welch, 518-424-4411 & Mark Soukup, 845-264-3137

 

Central New York Maple Producers’ Association:  Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Schuyler, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Seneca, Cayuga, Madison, Onondaga

President: Michael Blachek, 607-239-5636
Vice President: Josh Ensign, 315-484-3319
Treasurer: Judy Benjamin
Secretary: Michelle McGrath
State Directors: Karl Wiles, 315-559-7630 & Dan Weed, 315-567-9900
Alternate: Nathan Williams, 315-657-8116 &  John Robinson, Jr., 607-423-7538

 

Western New York Maple Producers’ Association:  Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Steuben

9President: Greg Zimpfer, 585-591-1190
Vice President: Robert Wright, 716-474-7474
Treasurer: Lyle Merle, 585-794-3824
Secretary: Bill Moore, 716-492-2714
State Directors: Eric Randall, 585-356-1420 & Greg Zimpfer, 585-591-1190
Alternates: Gordon Putman, 585-322-5507 & David Schiek, 315-730-0926

 

Unassigned counties are those on Long Island and in the metropolitan area of New York City: so far we know of no maple producers in these areas.

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