WOOSTER, Ohio — The 2017 Ohio Maple Days are set for Jan. 19 in Morrow County, Jan. 20 in Wayne County, and Jan. 21 in Geauga County.
The events offer educational sessions on maple syrup production and cover topics such as pricing, food safety, tap timing and quality control.
The topics and speakers will be the same at all three locations. Both hobby and commercial producers are welcome.
Ohio’s maple syrup season typically starts sometime in February — depending on the weather — so the events help producers get ready for the season.
All three events are from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The locations will be:
- Jan. 19, Morrow County, Lutheran Memorial Camp, 2790 state Route 61, Fulton.
- Jan. 20, Wayne and Holmes counties, Mennonite Christian Assembly Church, 10664 Fryburg Road, Fredericksburg.
- Jan. 21, Geauga County, Joe J.S. Miller’s Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road, Burton.
- The topics will include: Food Safety Act and Ohio Department of Ag Updates, production, when to tap, and bulk syrup prices.
There also will be a trade show; reports by OSU Extension and the Ohio Maple Producers Association; free testing of hydrometers, refractometers and Vermont Temporary Maple Syrup Grading Kits.
Preregistration — which includes lunch, refreshments and handouts — costs $30 and is due by Jan. 12. Registration after that date and at the door is $35 and doesn’t include lunch.
To preregister, send your name, contact information, date you wish to attend, and check or money order (payable to OSU Extension) to OSU Extension, Holmes County, 75 E. Clinton St., Millersburg, OH 44654.
Or, complete and mail the registration form available at go.osu.edu/2017MapleDays.
For more information call Ashley Gerber, OSU Extension’s Holmes County office, 330-674-3015.