Resources

The Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association offers information and resources for small and large producers

Maple Informational Videos

 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 Statistics

Maple awards & criteria

Maple Syrup Producer of the year


Honorary Life Member Award


Syrup Judging Criteria



Weather outlook / forecast links



miscellaneous maple links

  • NY State Maple Confections NotebookMaking Quality Maple Confections & Value Added Workshop
  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard ReferenceFind nutrient information on over 8,000 foods using their new and improved search feature – search by food item, group, or list to find the nutrient information you need
  • Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation A voice for farmers – A vision for agriculture
  • www.MapleResource.com All you want to know about Maple and more…
  • www.MapleTrader.com Chat about various maple topics, exchange ideas, as well as post items you want to acquire, trade, or sell
  • www.SugarBush.info The North American Sugar Bush Directory. They list anything the Maple Syrup industry has to offer online, from maple syrup producers in both Canada and the United States, to equipment dealers and producer associations
  • www.PureCanadaMaple.com – This is a non-profit website dedicated to assisting with the promotion of maple syrup production. It was put together by The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers and offers up creative ways to use maple syrup in everyday cooking, as well as detailing some of maple syrup’s little-known health benefits. There are hundreds of creative recipes to download! Learn how to easily substitute maple syrup for other sweeteners in cooking and baking, and more…

Resources for Teachers

The Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers association offers many great resources for teachers

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:


  • 1 -7/16 tree tapping bit
  • 5 – 7/16 hookless taps
  • 5- sap sacks
  • 5- sap sack holders
  • 1-Sap hydrometer
  • 1 – Hydrometer cup
  • 1 – Candy thermometer
  • 1 – Syrup Filter Sheet
  • 1 – cheesecloth filter sheet
  • 1-syrup hydrometer


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 director@wismaple.org