Christmas tree, maple groups holding state meetings

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@saratogiannews—SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> People from across the state will soon visit Saratoga County for two separate agriculture-related conferences. Ellms Family Farm in Charlton is hosting a three-day summer meeting of the Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York from Thursday to Saturday, while the New York State Maple Tour, based at the Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn, is scheduled for Sunday to Tuesday.

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