Register now for Ohio Maple Days, set for late January

WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s annual Ohio Maple Days are set for later this month. Three towns in central and northeast Ohio will host workshops designed to help producers get ready for the coming maple syrup season.

Jan. 20 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in Fulton (Morrow County) at the Lutheran Memorial Camp, 2790 state Route 61.

Jan. 21 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in Fredericksburg (Wayne County) at the Mennonite Christian Assembly Church, 10664 Fryburg Road.

Jan. 22 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in Burton (Geauga County) at Joe J.S. Miller’s Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road.

The program will be the same at all three locations. Bob Crooks of Marcland Instruments USA, Schroon Lake, N.Y., and Bridget Meiring and Gary Graham, both of Ohio State, will be the featured speakers.

Cost

Registration is $30 per person, includes lunch and is due by Jan. 14. Pre-registration is required for meals. To register, send your name, address and registration fee (checks payable to OSU Extension) to OSU Extension at ATTN: Lisa, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. Please indicate which location you wish to attend.

For more information, call 330-263-3799, e-mail graham.124@osu.edu or download the program flier at http://go.osu.edu/BbC.

Ohio’s maple syrup production brings in around $5 million every year to the state’s economy and ranks fifth nationally. Ohio’s maple syrup season is early February through mid-March, depending on the weather.

Sponsoring Ohio Maple Days are the Ohio Maple Program, The Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Also at the Burton location will be a trade show Jan. 21 from 5-9 p.m. Admission is $3 at the door.

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