2014 Maple Expo

2014 Northern New York Maple Expo

Presented by: Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, Gouverneur FFA, and

St. Lawrence County Maple Producers

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Gouverneur High School

133 East Barney Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642

$15.00 per person (includes snack, lunch and all materials for 4 classes)

Pre-registration NOT required


 Schedule of Events:

7:45 a.m. Registration Begins

8:45-9:10am General Session/Vendors Available

Session 1— 9:15-10:00am (Choose 1)

¨ 25 Ways to develop a more enjoyable, productive and profitable sugaring operation, Mike Farrell

¨ Backyard/Beginner Sugar Maker, Hugh Newton

¨ Caring and feeding of your RO, Tim Bockus

¨ Tubing Your Sugar Bush, Mike Parker & Mike Bennett

Session 2— 10:15-11:00am (Choose 1)

¨ Management for the next forest, Peter Smallidge

¨ Filtering Maple Syrup, Stephen L. Childs

¨ Woodlot Safety, Wayne Allen

¨ Climate Change & The Maple Industry, Mike Farrell

¨ Drought effects of 2012, Paul Hetzler

Lunch 11:00am-1:00pm with Keynote Speaker, Stephen L. Childs

Session 3— 1:05-1:50pm (Choose 1)

¨ Maple Promotion, Stephen L. Childs

¨ Getting the Most from your wood fired evaporator, Doug Thompson

¨ Value Added Maple Products, Don Finen

¨ Salesmanship, Selling Your Product and Your Brand, Michelle Ledoux

¨ Woodlot Safety, Wayne Allen

Session 4— 2:00-2:45pm (Choose 1)

¨ Salesmanship, Selling Your Product and Your Brand, Michelle Ledoux

¨ Sugarbush Thinning, Tree Growth, and Sap Sugar, Peter Smallidge

¨ Use of vacuum in your Sugar Bush, Mike Parker & Mike Bennett

¨ Drought Effects of 2012, Paul Hetzler

Also don’t forget to stop and learn about the Maple Court Program!

For More Information Contact Charlie Hitchman at 315-379-9192.