Beginner Maple Syrup Conference

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hurley School District
Iron County Extension

Whether you’re not sure how to identify a sugar maple tree or you’ve been tapping trees for years, this is an opportunity to pick up some new tips on producing your own maple syrup!

Join us Saturday February 22, 2020
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Hurley K-12 School, Hurley, WI

Lunch is provided. Registration is $10 per participant, please have cash or check ready when you arrive. Youth 18 and under are free. Checks can be made payable to Extension Iron County.

Portions of this class may be conducted outdoors. Please dress appropriately.

This is a joint program of University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and Michigan State University Extension funded in part with a grant from the USDA Acer Access and Development Program.



Beginner Maple Syrup Conference Agenda

9:00-9:30             Registration: Coffee and snacks provided

9:30-9:45             Welcome and Acknowledgements

9:45-10:35           Sugarbush Basics (Jesse Randall) – Maple ID, Equipment needed, Proper tapping techniques

10:35-10:45         Break

10:45-11:35         Sugar Shack Basics (Joe Polak)

11:45-12:45         Lunch (visit with vendors, speakers and tour school shop)

Home Producer Tract

Beginning Commercial Tract

12:50-1:30 Quality Maple Syrup- color, clarity,
density and taste (Theresa Baroun)
Sugarbush Stand Improvement (Jerry Jondreau)
1:40-2:30 Culture of Maple Syrup in the Northwoods
(Jerry Jondreau)
Navigating State and Federal Regulations for
Maple Syrup Producers (Darrin Kimbler)
2:40-3:10 Tubing vs. Buckets (Jesse Randall) Reverse Osmosis “more syrup with less fuel”
(Joe Polak)

3:20-3:50           “Tapped Maple Syrup: A story of maple beyond the pancake.” (Jeremy Solin)