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Maple Syrup Conference, Nov. 18, Sinsinawa

Posted: Fri, November 10, 2017

Maple Syrup Conference, Nov. 18, Sinsinawa

Something For All Producer Levels! 

Increase your knowledge of maple syrup production-Saturday,November 18, Sinsinawa Conference Center, Sinsinawa, WI, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


This conference is designed to offer education to potentialproducers, backyard hobby producers, and current maple producers in thetri-state region. The aim is to increase knowledge of maple syrup production asa viable non-timber forest product, to increase income from forestlands andassist producers with adoption of new technology etc. Spend the day with localmaple syrup producers! For more details on each session please go to


The conference is being offered at a reduced rate because ofa Specialty Crop Block grant from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and LandStewardship.



Time Topic or Activity

9:00 a.m. Registration Coffee and muffins

9:30 a.m. Welcome and history of Sinsinawa Mound

9:45 10:20 a.m. Session 1. Beginner maple syrup thebasics by Eric Randall, Past President of NAMSC, NY Producer

10:25 11:00 am Session 2 Managing your timber for sapproduction by Jesse Randall, ISU Extension Forester

11:05 11:40 am Session 3 How maple sap moves in a mapletree by Eric Randall, Past President of NAMSC, NY Producer

11:45 12:20 pm Session 4 Maple equipment (how to scaleequipment to # taps, appropriate equipment for # of taps, and how to ensureappropriate room for expansion of operation by Joe Polak, Maple Hollow

12:20 1:30 pm Lunch (Turkey or Veg Lasagna) ****Preregistration required See Below ****

1:35 2:10 pm Session 5 Value Added Producer Grants, SAREGrants and other funding options for value added maple products by ShannonHoyle, ISU Value Added Agriculture Program Specialist

2:15 2:50 pm Session 6 Sap extraction options (tubing vsbuckets) by Joe Polak, Maple Hollow


Cost: $10 on the day of the event BUT you must RSVP to Jesse(515 294 1168) or email randallj@iastate.eduby November 9th to guarantee your meal! If you leave a message you must provideyour name, phone number, number attending, and meal selection. Registrants eatfirst!


Directions:  From the Iowa / Wisconsin Border on US151, Head east on US-151 N/US-61 N Take exit 1 for WI-11 E/WI-35 S towardJanesville/Weigh Station Turn right onto WI-11 E/WI-35 S/Wisconsin Trunk Hwy 11E (signs for Janesville) Continue to follow WI-11 E/Wisconsin Trunk Hwy 11 Efor 1.7 miles Turn right onto Co Rd Z and travel 2.4 miles. There will be anISU Field day sign at the entrance!

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