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Lake Erie Maple Expo 2014


3rd Annual Lake Erie Maple Expo

November 7th and 8th 2014 --

Co-sponsored by Northwest PA Maple Syrup Producers Association, Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers Council, Ohio Maple Producers Association, Western New York State Maple Producers and the Albion FFA

Expo Location:
Northwestern High School
200 Harthan Way
Albion, PA 16401

Schedule of Events 2013

Friday November 8th

10am - 2 pm  Workshops


   Utilizing Vacuum in Your Maple Tubing System

      with Steve Childs & Les Ober

   Tubing Installation

     with Karl Evans & Glenn Goodrich

   Backyard Sugaring

     with Laura Dengler & Mark Lewis


click here for details on workshops


5pm - 9pm  Trade Show

7pm - 8pm   Open Panel Discussion of Current

        Issues and Trends in the Maple Industry

  with Dr. Tim Perkins, Steve Childs, Dr. Gary Graham,

    Glenn Goodrich and moderated by Les Ober



Saturday November 9th

7:30am-4pm  Trade Show


8:30am-10:15am  Opening Ceremony

   -Albion FFA

   -Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture,

      George Greig

   -Keynote Address: The Maple Industry in 2025: Challenges, and Opportunities

     Despite the fact that the maple industry has a 300+ year history, we have witnessed tremendous changes within the past twenty years. Nearly all facets of the process of collecting sap, making syrup, and marketing have changed dramatically. This presentation will describe some of the primary factors in play over the recent past that have led to a revitalization of the maple industry, and propose areas where likely to pose challenges and opportunities for maple in the next decade.

Keynote Presenter: Dr. Tim Perkins Bio: Dr. Tim Perkins is the Director of the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center in Underhill Center, Vermont. His research focuses primarily on issues relating to tree health, chemistry of maple sap and syrup, and methods to increase sap yields from trees. He has authored numerous scientific and maple-industry publications, and is co-editor of the 2006 North American Maple Syrup Producer’s Manual.

10:30am-11:45am  Breakout Session #1

11:45am-1:00pm  Lunch (included)

1:00pm-2:15pm  Breakout Session #2

2:30pm-3:30pm  Breakout Session #3

3:30pm-4:00pm  Closing Ceremony

   -Door Prizes

   -Albion FFA


click here to download an expo registration form

click here to download a list of Breakout Sessions and Presenters

click here to download an exhibitor (vendor) registration form

click here to download a program advertising request

click here to download a list of local Hotels

click here to download a copy of the 2013 LEME Press Release

 Trade Show Contact info:

Karl Evans

Mayhill Maple Products

10238 Dennison-Ashtabula Road

Orwell, OH 44076




 Conference Contact info:

Daryl Sheets

PO Box722

Meadville, PA 16335






Lake Erie Maple Expo 2013