Lake Erie Maple Expo Workshops
Friday, November 10, 2017
9 am to 2 pm
Note: All workshops meet at 9 a.m. at the location listed next to the workshop.
Cost of each workshop is $25 per person. Lunch is included
Pre-register for the workshop you plan to attend.
Please go directly to the location listed next to each workshop.
Boiling Demo by Leader Evaporator
Presenter: Kevin Lawyer
Location: Herrick Hill Farms, 26186 Hwy. 6 & 19, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403
A Woods Walk and Talk with Glenn Goodrich,–Visit two local sugarbushes for a woods walk with questions, answers and comments about the best tubing practices.
Presenter: Glen Goodrich—Goodrich Maple
Location: Meet in the parking lot of Northwestern High School, 200 Harthan Way, Albion, PA
At the high school turn south at the first driveway and drive to the rear of the school to the Ag Shop.
How to Build Your Own RO,–A Look at RO systems and ideas on how to build a hobby size RO machine.
Presenter: Steve Childs (Cornell University)
Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 80 Third Ave., Albion, PA (next to Northwestern High School)
Beginner’s Backyard Sugaring,–Learn what is needed to make Pure Maple Syrup in your own backyard. Topics include: identifying maple trees; tapping a tree; why sap flows; gathering and storing the sap; boiling the sap; getting proper density; filtering syrup; grading; tasting; canning and storage of your finished products. Handouts included
Presenter: Laura Dengler–How Sweet It Is & Mark Lewis
Location: Triple Creek Maple, 9225 Fillinger Road, Cranesville, PA—East of Albion on 6N. From 6N go north onto State Rd. Continue to Fillinger Rd. (Unpaved roads)
Confections: Value Added Products,–We plan to show you some of the maple value added products you can make in your home kitchen or with commercial machines. We will also discuss tips and tricks to make your operation more efficient. Some of the products included will be molded candy, granular sugar, maple cream, hard candy, maple coated peanuts and more.
Presenters: Jake Mosier—Mosier Maple
Location: Western Star Lodge 307, John Williams Ave.—Turn south at McDonald’s towards Northwestern High School, Lodge is on right hand side.
Maple Syrup Quality Assurance and Grading,–In this program you will evaluate maple syrup for density, color, and clarity and flavor learning to recognize the grade characteristics for each of the new IMSI Standard Grades. The program will also take an in-depth look at how production practices affect syrup quality and ways to use that information to improve the quality of your product.
Presenter: Les Ober–Ohio State University, James Miller –Ohio Producer and Maple Products Judge
Location: St. Lawrence Catholic Center, Pearl Street, Albion, PA. The St. Lawrence Catholic Center is located at the rear of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. On E. State St. (Rt. 6N) in Albion turn north on Orchard Street and right onto E. Pearl Street. The parking lot is on E. Pearl Street.
Evaluating your Sugarbush for Production, Health, Thinning, and Potential for Taps,–Learn how to take plots and evaluate a sugarbush before you tap or to decide if a thinning operation is needed.
Presenter: Peter Smallidge –Cornell University
Location: Jim Shumake’s woodlot—11401 Hilltop Road, Albion, PA. Approximately 2.5 miles west of Albion, turn north onto Hilltop Road drive approx. 1 mile.
Visit to the Maple Museum,–Janet has spent much time and effort in developing her maple museum, you will have a chance learn how she did it and how it is valuable to her operation.
Presenter: Janet Woods
Location: Hurry Hill Maple Farm & Museum—11380 Fry Road, Edinboro, PA 16412 From I-79 Edinboro exit, travel east on 6N for about ¼ mile, turn left (north) on Fry Road. Travel 2 miles. Museum is on left side of road.
Northwestern High School — 5 to 8 pm
6 pm Auditorium
Where is the Maple Industry Headed? — A round table discussion of the maple industry by Carl Lapierre, Glenn Goodrich, Joe Orefice. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask questions to our experts in the maple industry.
Moderator: Les Ober, Ohio State
Many maple experts will be available for you to discuss topics one-on-one
Saturday, November 12th
8:00 am Registration
8:30-9:00 Opening Ceremony – Auditorium
9:15 -10:15 Seminar Sessions #1
Beginner Maple—Part 1, Presented by: Les Ober–Ohio State University
Packaging Value Added Products, Presented by: Laura Dengler–How Sweet it is
Selling RO Water to Asarasi Inc., Presented by: Adam Lazar,– CEO Asarasi Water
Principals of Vacuum and Pump Selection, Presented by: Carl Lapierre—Lapierre Equipment Co
Spin Fusion Process and Mainline Tubing, Presented by: Speaker from CDL
Small Scale Sugarbush Management and Logging, Presented by: Peter Smallidge –Cornell Co-op Ext.
Calculating Costs of Productions, Presented by: Mark Canella — University of Vermont farm business specialist.
Monitoring of Remote Collection Stations, Presented by: Bob Crooks–Marcland Controls
Using Maple Syrup in Sauces and Dressings, Presented by: Deanna Howles–Howles Maple Products
Filtering syrup by Gravity, Presented by: Chris Casbohm– Casbohm Maple & Honey
10:30 – 11:30 Seminar Session #2
Our New Operation, Presented by: Glenn Goodrich–Goodrich Maple Farm
Beginner Maple—Part 2, Presented by: Les Ober—Ohio State University
Using Social Media to Market Maple Syrup, Presented by: Kate Moody–Jamestown Community College
Selling to Chain Stores, Presented by: Mitch & Chris Hoyt–Skinny Sticks’ Maple Syrup
Successful Treatments for Buddy Syrup, Presented by: Martin Pelletier–Center ACER Extension
How to Get the Lead Out, Presented by: TBA
How to Work With a Forester, Presented by: Peter Smallidge–Cornell University
Maple Business Planning, Presented by: Mark Cannella–University of Vermont farm business specialist.
Tap Hole Lumber, Presented by: Joe Orefice–Director of Uihlein Forest Cornell University
Making Molded Cream and Sugar by Hand, Presented by: Jake Mosier–Mosier Maple Products
Vacuum Cooling Candy and Cream, Presented by: Steve Childs–Cornell University
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch Ox Roast Sandwich Meal
1:00 – 2:00 Seminar Session #3
Unique Value Added Products, Presented by: Sarah Goodrich–Goodrich Maple Farm
Instruments Used In the Sugarhouse, Presented by: Les Ober–Ohio State Univ. & James Miller–Sugar Valley Maple
Update on Cornell Research, Presented by: Steve Childs–Cornell University
Buying the Syrup You Need, Presented by: Mitch & Chris Hoyt–Skinny Sticks’ Maple
Comparison of Filter Press Types, Siro & Bank Style, Presented by: Carl Lapierre–Lapierre Equipment & Karl Evans–May Hill Supply
3/16 inch Tubing New Data from the 2017 Season, Presented by: Dr. Tim Wilmot–D&G
Monitoring Systems, Presented by: Jason Grossman–H20 Equipment Company
Marketing Maple, Presented by: Kate Ziehm–The Maple News
Silvo Pasturing, Presented by: Joe Orefice–Director of Uihlein Forest Cornell University
Making Maple Suckers, Presented by: Bill & Marge Phillips–Fort LeBoeuf Maple
Dress It Up, Packaging Products for Optimum Sales, Presented by: Ruth Goodrich–Goodrich Maple
2:15 – 3:15 Seminar Session # 4
Tubing Installation Methods, Presented by: Sarah Goodrich–Goodrich Maple Farm
Boiling & Containing Foam, Presented by: Kevin Lawyer–Leader Evaporator
Understanding Sap Flow, Presented by: Dr. Tim Wilmot–D & G
RO Performance, Presented by: Frank Kneeland–MES
History & Future of Maple Industry, Presented by: Janet Woods–Hurry Hill Maple
Organic Certification—PA Organic Presented by: TBA
High Brix RO, Presented by: Kyle Lothian–H20 Equipment
Ecovac Evaporator, Presented by: Benoit Pepin–D&G
Maple Cotton Candy & Granulated Sugar, Presented by: Gary Bilek–Triple Creek Maple & James Miller–Sugar Valley Maple
Making Maple Straws, Presented by: Anthony Honeycutt–Albion FFA Advisor
3:30 – 4:00 Closing Ceremony and Door Prizes