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
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
Trade Show Contact info:
6303 Wheeler Road
Linesville, PA 16424
Conference Contact info:
Meadville, PA 16335
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