MSPAC Pre-Season Meeting
MSPAC 2019 Pre-Season Meeting
Date: January 19, 2019
Location: Lyman Memorial High School, Lebanon, CT.
Kick off the 2019 maple season with us as we hold our annual pre-meeting on January 19 in Lebanon. We are pleased to have Dr. Joseph Oriefice from the Yale University to explain Yale's forestry program and Ray Bonenberg, current president of IMSI and past president of the Ontario Maple Syrup Association, to share information about what the Ontario association is doing to promote maple products consumption that may be transferable to Connecticut and MSPAC members. There will be ample time to pickup your last minute supplies from numerous vendors and catch up on what is happening in the industry. This year we will also have some great workshops to help you make value added products and improve your maple operation.
8:00-9:00 Check-in and Social Hour, mingle with members and vendors
9:00-9:30 Business meeting
9:30-10:30 Joeseph Orefice: Yale Forestry program and its tie to maple.
10:30-12:00 Ray Bonenberg: Ontario Association's Growth and Marketing Campaign
12:00-1:00 Lunch / Syrup competition Awards
1:00-3:00 Workshop rotation
How to make maple cream: Rob Lamothe
Build your own small RO: Brett Hordorski:
Running an open sugar house event: Ron Wenzel
Filtering workshop: Daryl Sheets
9:30-11:30 Maple 101 concurrent to morning presentations
Bring your hydrometers to get tested as well.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Lunch is provided and paid for by donation.