•  Veteran sugarmaker and industry leader Dale Moser (left) of Beaver Falls, N.Y. was awarded the Hubbell Award for 2017 and Tim Kurtz (right) of Ellisburg, N.Y. was awarded the Young Sugarmaker of the Year award.

Hubbell Award goes to sugarmaker Dale Moser

NYSMPA honors longtime sugarmaker

By | DEC. 12, 2017

Dale Moser of Beaver Falls, N.Y. was awarded the Hubbell Award by the New York State Maple Producers Association on Aug. 15.  Moser is active in maple sugaring where he works with his three sons, Don, Jake and Bryan. 

Moser’s Maple has been in continuous operation since 1970 and at one time Dale ran a Small Brothers Maple Dealership till the Mid 80’s. 

Dale’s long time commitment to public service started back in the 70’s, when he was involved in the construction and layout of the American Maple Museum. He has held several roles within that organization from President to a longtime member of the Board of Directors. He has worked on the Capital Improvements Committee within the Museum most notably playing a key role with the installation of the handicap elevator. Dale still works tirelessly on the breakfast and dinner fundraising aspects for the Museum. He has willing given educational tours at the Museum for visitors from as far away as China to state and federal legislators.

Dale has been a past state board member of Lewis County Maple Producers Association, a State Delegate and past member of the NNY Maple Producers Association. He has volunteered at the county fair booth and the Education Booth at the Great NYS Fair along with other NYS Maple Producers Association events.  

Dale has enjoyed his opportunities to educate the public about maple on TV from Syracuse to Watertown and his radio stints. He has been a regular at the Lewis County Conservation Field Days for the last seven years educating approximately 120 sixth graders about maple syrup and how it is produced. 

Dale along with his sons, has always been willing to open up his sugarhouse for overseas visitors to help educate them about the process of maple syrup production and have them try some of their maple delicacies. He has had a Lt. Governor, several Commissioners of Ag, state and federal legislators and Deans of Colleges tour his operation. He has always enjoys having school groups and the FFA youth visit. He has been supportive of Cornell Cooperative Extension efforts with its annual Winter Maple School and other ongoing regional and state educational efforts. 

When he is not at his sugarhouse talking about the maple industry, Dale has been willing to come to Albany and talk about Maple, its needs and what’s happening in the industry.

Originally published in The Maple News in October 2017.