Lake Erie Maple Expo 2016
5th Annual Lake Erie Maple Expo
November 11th and 12th 2016 --
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
Plan Now to Attend the 5th Annual Lake Erie Maple Expo
November, 11 & 12 2016 in Albion Pa.
It is hard to believe that it has been five years since the first Lake Erie Maple Expo. The LEME has grown from a few hundred attendees to over 500 in attendance in 2015. When the Expo started it was a Saturday only show. Over the years the Workshop Series was added on Friday. It has now expanded to 6 workshops giving the producers a wide variety of topics to choose from. The one that has not changes is the number of quality speakers presenting at the event. The LEME has the absolute best presentations from the leaders in university research and the maple industry. 2016 will be no exception with speakers from University of Vermont with Dr. Tim Perkins, the Cornell Maple Program, Steve Childs and Dr. Michael Farrell, from the University of Maine, Kathy Hopkins and Les Ober from the Ohio State University. Returning in 2016 will be Glenn and Ruth Goodrich. There will also be a wide variety of topics on the latest technology given by factory experts.
One of the things that make the LEME unique is the ability to hold workshops on Friday to target specific educational topics in maple production. This year producers will have 6 workshops to choose from. Along with Maple Tubing Installation, Vacuum Tubing System Management, Making Value Added Maple Products and a Maple Workshop for Beginners, a workshop on Maple Grading and a Boiling 101 workshop have been added. On Friday evening November 6th, the Trade Show will open at 5:00 pm and will run all day Saturday, November 7th opening at 8:00 Am. The trade show will feature just about every major maple equipment manufacturer from across the USA and Canada. I have even heard rumors of a live boiling demonstration.
The Saturday program is loaded with topics that are sure to be of interest to everyone. Over 30 concurrent sessions held throughout the day. Seminars will start at 9:00 am on Saturday. A full agenda of the Saturday program will be published by summer. All of this will take place in Albion Pennsylvania at the Northwestern High School. This has to be one of the most ambitious maple educational programs being put on in North America. You do not want to miss this one, so mark your calendars for November 11th and 12th and join the fun at this year’s LEME. Registration information will be available after September 1st at www.pamaple.org.
Trade Show Contact info:
6303 Wheeler Road
Linesville, PA 16424
Conference Contact info:
Meadville, PA 16335