MSPAC Pre-Season Meeting
MSPAC 2020 Pre-Season Meeting
Date: January 18, 2020
Location: Lyman Memorial High School, Lebanon, CT
Come join MSPAC on January 18th at the Lebanon High School for our spring season workshops. This year we will be focusing on helping small producers increase both the quality and quantity of syrup they are producing. Additionally we will be launching Connecticut’s first ever state wide CT Maple weekend. Come spend the day with old friends make some new ones and visit our vendors to see all the latest equipment and get your supplies for the season. If you can’t make the whole day you are welcome to come for part, you won’t regret coming.
8:00-9:00 Coffee, pancakes with pure CT Maple Syrup, meet with vendors
9:00 Pledge of Allegiance
9:05-9:30 – Opening Remarks
Recognize member accomplishments
Vote on Ag Day participation
9:30-9:45 – MSPAC Syrup Contest Results
9:45-10:00 – Break
10:00-11:50 Breakout sessions
10:00-10:50 – Infused Syrup with Scott Devine (tentative); learn how to expand your value added product line or make a new treat for your family and friends.
10:00-10:50 – Small scale vacuum with Bosworth Pumps Doug; learn how to increase production in your sugar bush on a small economical scale.
11:00-11:50 – Off Flavored Syrup with Mike Girard; learn how to identify off flavored syrup and how to avoid these problems in your sugar house.
11:00-11:50 – Backyard and Small Scale production With Kyle Lothian; Learn how to improve your quality and efficiency on a small scale. Hear about the tricks of the trade and cost effective ways to increase production quality and quantity.
12:00-1:00 – Lunch, Raffle, talk with friends and vendors ($10 donation for lunch)
1:00-2:30 – Ron Hocutt (tentative) from American National Insurance formerly Farm and Family will present on insurance needs for the sugar maker; learn how to protect yourself and your sugar house from liability. See what is recommended to open your sugar house to the public. CT State wide Open house; learn what MSPAC is doing to help you promote CT Maple Syrup and the first ever state wide open house. Get your signage, flyers and guides to assist you promoting your sugar house and the open house weekend.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Lunch is provided and paid for by donation.