Ohio Maple Days on Tap Jan. 26-28: Deadline Soon for Early-bird Discount

January 11, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio -- This year’s Ohio Maple Days are set for Jan. 26 in Morrow County, Jan. 27 for Wayne and Holmes counties, and Jan. 28 in Geauga County.

The programs, which are the same at each location, offer educational sessions on maple production. They’re timed to help producers get ready for the coming season. Both hobby and commercial producers are welcome.

The locations:

  • Jan. 26, Morrow County, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Memorial Camp, 2790 State Route 61, Fulton.
  • Jan. 27, Wayne and Holmes counties, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Mennonite Christian Assembly Church, 10664 Fryburg Road near Fredericksburg.
  • Jan. 28, Geauga County, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Joe J.S. Miller’s Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road, Burton.

Featured speakers include:

  • Stephen Childs, New York state maple specialist and a member of the Cornell Maple Program, on “Research Update: Tubing Sanitation, Sizing and Forest Thinning” and “Making More Income with Confections."
  • Amy Stone, Ohio State University Extension, on “Asian Longhorned Beetle in Ohio and Beyond."
  • Gary Graham, coordinator of Ohio State’s Ohio Maple Program, on “Tap Removal Timing: Does It Matter?”

Also, there will be a trade show; reports from OSU Extension and the Ohio Maple Producers Association; testing of hydrometers and Vermont Temporary Maple Syrup Grading Kits (bring them to the program; small additional fee); and a session called “Maple Nuggets” for sharing questions, ideas and information.

Pre-registration, which includes lunch, costs $30 and is due by Jan. 16. Payment at the door is $35 and doesn’t include lunch.

Send your name, contact information, and check or money order (made payable to OSU Extension) to OSU Extension, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. 

For more information, go to http://go.osu.edu/HJW (with a link to the brochure and registration form) or call 330-263-3799.

A trade show and roundtable discussion take place from 5-9 p.m. (roundtable at 7 p.m.) on Jan. 27 at the Burton location, with a separate $3 admission fee payable at the door.

Ohio Maple Days are sponsored by the Ohio Maple Program, a joint effort of OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Author(s): 
Kurt Knebusch
Source(s): 
Gary Graham