Maple syrup session takes a new look


BURTON, Ohio – Maple syrup producer meetings have always been a winter event in Ohio.
This year, the maple syrup educational meeting will take on a new look.
The traditional January Maple Days in northern Ohio will be replaced with The Ohio Maple Conference being held Nov. 12 in Wooster.
One-day seminar. This one-day event will feature 10 topics, ranging from hobby maple production to tubing improvements.
Many of the topics will be presented concurrently so producers will have the opportunity to attend several sessions on a variety of topics.
Featured speaker will be Tim Wilmot, University of Vermont maple educator.
He will highlight his research in the area of sap flow, spout size, and the effect vacuum levels in tubing systems.
Conference details. The conference will be held at the Ohio State University Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio.
Registration will open at 8 a.m., with educational sessions starting at 9 a.m.
Cost of the program is $20 and a box lunch will be available at noon for an additional $8.
To register for the conference, or for additional information call conference chairman David Patterson at 440-729-0903 before Nov. 7.
Friday night banquet. In addition to the conference, Ohio maple syrup producers will have the opportunity to attend the Ohio Maple Producers annual meeting and banquet Nov. 11 at the Barn Restaurant in Smithville, Ohio.
The cost is $30/person or $45/couple.
For more information and to register for the annual meeting contact Patterson at 440-729-0903.


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