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Lake Erie Maple Expo 2015


4th Annual Lake Erie Maple Expo

November 6th and 7th 2015 --

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 2015

Friday November 6th Workshops

(Dress for the Weather)

9:00 am to 2:00 pm


·        Maple Museum, Presenter: Janet Woods, Hurry Hill Farm

Location:  Hurry Hill Maple and Museum, 11424 Fry Rd Edinboro, Pa.


·        Syrup Grading, Presenter: James Miller

Location: St. Lawrence Catholic Church 180E State St. Albion Pa.


·        Tubing Installation, Presenters Steve Bedard and Eric Miller Lapierre,

Mike Richards Reap Grants

Location: Bob Soltis Farm, 9995 Rt. 6N Albion, Pa.


·        Maple Tubing and Vacuum Systems, Presenters:  Steve Childs, Cornell Univ. & Les Ober OSU, Extension

·        Mike Richards Reap Grants

Location:  Triple Creek Maple 9225 Fillinger Rd. Cranesville, Pa.


·        Beginner Backyard Sugaring, Presenters Laura Dengler and Mark Lewis

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 80 Third Ave. Albion, Pa.


·        Boiling – Hands on at the Sugarhouse, Presenter Bruce Gillian, Leader Evaporator

Location: Casbohm Maple and Honey, 9750 Sherman Rd. Albion, Pa.


·        Confections 101, Presenter: Jake Moser, Moser’s Maple

Location: Western Star Lodge 307, Reservoir Rd. Albion Pa. (next to McDonalds)


Saturday November 7th Seminar Session

All session held at Northwestern High School

8;00 am Registration  and Tradeshow

8:30 to 9:00 Opening Ceremony:  Albion FFA and Russell Reading Pa. Secretary of Ag.

9:15 – 10:15 Seminar Session #1

Boiling Maple Syrup: Presenter:  Bruce Gillian, Leader Evap.

Making Maple Candy and Maple Marshmallows, Presenter: Stephen Childs, Cornell Univ.

Filtering Maple Syrup, Presenter: Tom Zaffis, Lapierre

From Newbie to Expert on Reverse Osmosis, Presenter: Rock Gaulin,  H20

Vacuum Pumps & Releasers, Presenter: Scott Boyce, CDL 

·        Overview of the Maple Beverage Market, Presenter: Mike Farrell

From the Tree to the Evaporator how Microbes Affect Your Product Presenter: Dr. Tim Perkins, UVM


10:30 – 11:30 Seminar Sessions #2

Taking the Mystery Out of Vacuum, Presenter:  Les Ober OSU Extension Geauga County

Should I Tap Below the Lateral Line Presenter: Dr. Tim Perkins UVM Proctor Research Lab.

Moving From Hobby to Profitable Business Presenter: Nate Bissell, Bissell Maple Farm

Making Maple Mustard, Presenter: Linda Fairbanks, Fairbanks Maple

Building Your Own Small RO, Presenter:  Stephen Childs Cornell Univ.

What Folks Are Doing With Maple Sap, Presenter Dr. Mike Farrell, Cornell Univ.

Verifying Syrup Density using Hydrometers and the Murphy Cup Presenter Jim Schumacher Smokey Lake


11:30 - 1:00 Lunch and Tradeshow


1:00 – 2:00 Seminar Sessions #3

How to Make Money at Sugaring, Presenter: Dr.  Mike Farrell,  Cornell Univ.

15 minute Confections Presenter: Jake Moser, Moser Maple Farm

3/16 tubing Cornell Research on a 14 foot Elevation Drop, Presenter Stephen Childs Cornell Univ.

Measuring Invert Sugar for Consistent Value Added Products Gary Bilek, Triple Creek Maple

Hurry Hill Maple Syrup Museum, The History and the Future Presenter: Jan Woods

Tubing/Spout Cleaning or Replacement, Which Gives Better Results Presenter: DR. Tim Perkins UVM

Sensory Secrets, Presenter: Angela Schumacher, Smokey Lake


2:15 – 3:15 Seminar Sessions #4

Making Maple Lollipops, Presenter: Marge and Bill Phillips, Fort LeBoeuf Maple

Pricing Maple Products for Profitability: Presenter: Dr. Mike Farrell, Cornell Univ.

Maple 101 The ABC’s of Maple Production for the Beginner, Presenter: Les Ober OSU Extension

Setting up Confections Kitchen Presenter; Linda Fairbanks, Fairbanks Maple

Making Gift Baskets, Presenter: Laura Dengler How Sweet It Is

Making Maple Peanut Butter Presenter Chris Casbohm, Casbohm Maple and Honey

Wireless Vacuum Monitoring Systems, Presenter:  Jason Gagne

3:30 – 4:00 Closing Ceremony and Door Prizes Albion FFA

Have a Safe Trip Home

See you November 11th & 12th 2016 for the 5th Annual LEME



click here to download a mail-in expo & workshop registration form.

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 2015 LEME Press Release.

click here to download a copy of the 2015 event schedule


 Trade Show Contact info:

Jim Bortles

6303 Wheeler Road

Linesville, PA  16424




 Conference Contact info:

Daryl Sheets

PO Box722

Meadville, PA 16335






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