Beginner Maple Syrup Making

MSU Forestry, Wisconsin Maple Producers Association, and UW-Madison Extension will be hosting a beginner maple workshop at TreeHaven on October 10th 2019. Thanks to a USDA ACER grant this conference is being offered at a reduced rate and is designed to offer education to potential producers, backyard hobby producers, and current maple producers in a six state upper midwest region. The aim is to increase knowledge of maple syrup production as a viable non-timber forest product, to increase income from forestlands and assist producers with adoption of new technology, etc. Spend the day with local maple syrup producers!

October 10th, 2019 UWSP – Treehaven
Cost: $10 on the day of the event BUT you must RSVP to Debi (906-786-1575) or email by October 1st 2019 to guarantee your meal! If you leave a message you must provide your name, phone number, and number attending. Registrants eat first!

Directions: Treehaven — W2540 Pickeral Creek Rd. Tomahawk, WI 54487

9:00 – 9:30am
— Registration: light snacks and refreshments will be provided

9:30 – 9:45am
— Welcome: grant acknowledgment and where to find more info

9:45 – 10:20am
— Session 1: Beginner Maple Syrup (the absolute basics) by Jesse Randall, MSU

10:25 – 11:00am
— Session 2: Maple equipment (how to scale equipment & appropriate equipment to # taps, ensure appropriate room for expansion) by Joe Polak, Maple Hollow

11:05 -11:40am
— Session 3: Managing your timber for sap production by Jesse Randall, MSU

11:45 – 12:50am
— Lunch: Preregistration required

12:50 – 1:25pm
— Session 4: Funding Maple Syrup Enterprises – by Andy Larson

1:35 – 2:10pm
— Session 5: Quality Maple Syrup – color, clarity, density, taste by Theresa Baroun, WMSPA

2:15 – 2:50pm
— Session 6: Sap Extraction Options – tubing vs buckets by Joe Polak, Maple Hollow

2:55 – 3:30pm
— Session 7: Understanding the Various Laws Related to Cottage Food Law and FSMA by Damn Kimbler, UW-Madison Extension