NYS Cheese Manufacturers’ 2019 Fall Conference

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Please make your hotel reservations ASAP by calling the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen at 607-535-6116 –Be sure to ask for the/NYS Cheese Mfrs. Association Fall Conference group block. The hotel cut-off date is AUGUST 8th.

September 8-10, 2019, Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen, NY

The fall meeting of the Association is set for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, September 8, 9, & 10, 2019 at the beautiful Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, NY. Please make your hotel arrangements without delay, even if you must cancel later — the hotel cut-off date is Thursday, August 8th! Please call the hotel directly at 607-535-6116 to make your reservations. Please be sure to indicate you are with the NYS Cheese Mfrs. Association block.


The activities will start with a cocktail party Sunday evening (attire – business casual). The golf tournament will be on Monday at the Soaring Eagles/Mark Twain Golf Club in Horseheads, NY. Howard VanBuren and Jason Martin are our 2019 golf co-chairs, and we will forward your golf registration to them. We will collect your greens fees in advance saving congestion at the pro shop. The cost is $75.00 and includes a golf cart. (For the non-golfers, there are a number of nearby attractions that lend themselves to self-conducted tours. For information on Watkins Glen, NY area attractions visit https://www.watkinsglenchamber.com/things-do. We will also provide information packets at the registration desk.

This year’s Monday Evening Cocktail Reception will be will be held at Glenora Winery, Dundee, NY.  Note that shuttle service will be provided.


The speakers’ program will include Ed Gallagher, Sam Alcaine, and Dave Bandler.

Reserve your Hotel Room

Please remember to make your hotel reservation ASAP to secure your room, even if you must cancel later. The golf and meeting registration forms should be returned to Alex no later than September 2nd. Please contact Alex if you have any questions or need assistance (607-255-3459 e-mail: ahs24@cornell.edu). We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Watkins Glen, NY!


Sunday, September 8th

Check-In  (Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen, NY)
Practice Golf  (Soaring Eagles/Mark Twain Golf Club, Horseheads, NY )
Cocktail Party — 6:00pm-7:00pm  (Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen, NY)
Dinner — On Your Own

Monday, September 9th

Golf Tournament – 9:00 am at Soaring Eagles/Mark Twain Golf Club, Horseheads, NY
Non-Golfer’s Self Conducted Tours
Pre-Awards Dinner Reception –5:00-7:00pm at Glenora Winery – Dundee (5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837) with Shuttle Service available at the hotel starting at 4:45pm
Awards Dinner – 7:00 pm at Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen, NY (Ticket Required)

Tuesday, September 10th

Continental Breakfast – 8:00 am (Conference Room)
Speakers Program – 8:30 am
Business Meeting and Reports (Nathan Pistner, President,  NYS Cheese Mfrs. Assoc.)
Milk Marketing Outlook: An Update – Ed Gallagher, DFA (8:45-9:30)
What’s Fermenting? – Samuel Alcaine, Dept. of Food Science, Cornell University (9:30-10:15)
A Modern History of the NYS Cheese Manufacturers’ Assoc.- David K. Bandler, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University (10:15-11am)





Venue Phone: (607) 535-6116

Venue Website:

16 N Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, New York, 14891, United States

  • September 8, 2019 - September 28, 2019
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm