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UW–Madison Division of Extension’s Maple Syrup Program is a new three-year project supported by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) through the Acer Access and Development Program. The program’s main areas of focus include the following:
· Supporting sustainable forest practices of maple syrup producers, especially relative to climate change adaptation strategies
· Providing resources and support to foresters and other advisors who work with maple syrup producers
· Better understanding and supporting the needs of Tribal communities in Wisconsin related to maple syrup production
Winter institute instructional videos can be found here
Vermont Maple Conferences - University of Vermont Extension, Addison County Maple Sugarmakers Association and Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association present the annual Vermont Maple Conferences. These educational meetings bring together maple producers, scientists, and natural resource professionals to share information and research.
UVM Proctor Maple Research Center -
University of Vermont Proctor Maple Research Center & UVM Maple Extension. List a lot of Videos related to maple tree research and maple syrup production.
Planning your Maple Operation - Joe Polak from Maple Hollow discusses how to plan a modern maple syrup operation from the ground up.
Reverse Osmosis for Maple Sap Hurley Wisconsin maple program presentation by Joe Polak of Maple Hollow on using ROs to make your operation more efficient.
State and federal regulations regarding maple syrup production Darrin Kimbler with University of Wisconsin - Madison Extension based in Iron County WI discusses the state and federal regulations regarding maple syrup at the 2020 Hurley WI maple conference
making quality maple syrup Theresa Barun of the Wisconsin maple producers association discusses making good quality maple syrup to the Hurley WI maple crowd in 2020
From Woods to Tank: different options to get maple sap, Jesse Randall, from MSU forestry discusses new sap collection technology at the 2020 Hurley WI maple program.
Jeremy Solon with Tapped Maple: infused syrup! Jeremy discusses infused maple syrup and the advances in value-added maple products. Hurley WI maple program 2020
Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup - Wisconsin maple producers heard from two of their own who make bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup.
Potential stages of contamination of maple syrup - University of Maine Maple Specialist Kathy Hopkins at the Wisconsin maple producers meeting on contamination of bottles with maple syrup in them.
Off flavor grading school - Kathy Hopkins from U of Maine to teaches off-flavors and grading fundamentals.
Producers learning to identify off-flavor maple syrup
2020 Wisconsin Maple conference and show
Maple Syrup Producer of the year
Honorary Life Member Award
Syrup Judging Criteria
Thank you for your interest in exploring the wonder of Pure Maple Syrup with your students! The Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association (WMSPA) is happy to offer this packet to support educators in bringing Pure Maple Syrup to the classroom. The WMSPA Teacher’s Packet Committee members Christine Anderson, Alison Anderson, and Theresa Baroun have worked many hours to put this resource together for you. Our goal is to provide lesson plans, Powerpoint, online resources and activities in a format that are easy to use and grounded in Wisconsin State Standards. Feel free to share this resource among teachers and staff. The power-point is provided as a link on the WMSPA website - if you need it as a USB please request from Theresa Baroun.
We have also added an option for a hands-on kit to accompany the enclosed lesson plans. To order your kit, contact Theresa Baroun (see below).
Hands-On Kit includes:
WMSPA has recently hired a Maple Marketing Intern which has replaced the Wisconsin Maple Queen Program. If your school is interested in having our intern provide an educational presentation or help with tapping, please contact Theresa Baroun. The director and executive members of WMSPA are also willing to visit classrooms and present information about a Making Maple Syrup. Of course, the best way to learn is to visit an operating sugar bush and then try it yourself. Contact the WMSPA to see if there is a sugar bush in your area that is available for tours.
We hope you enjoy these materials,
Theresa Baroun, WMSPA Executive Director
(920) 680-9320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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