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Mass Maple Fall Workshop: Hobby Maple

November 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this program we will cover some of the basics in making maple syrup for beginners and hobbyists.  From tapping the tree to packaging the final sweet product there are many things that can go wrong.  We will talk about the tools used and how to best use them. We will cover how to reduce mistakes that often happen in turn helping to assure you are making the best quality product.

Instructor: Dr. Gary Graham is a faculty member serving as an Extension Specialist in Natural Resources for The Ohio State University Extension system, within the School of Environment and Natural Resources located at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio.For the past 25 years his research and teaching efforts in the fields of conservation and land management have emphasized the importance of utilizing best management practices in all land use situations.  In 2001 Gary signed on to become the Extension maple specialist working with the Ohio maple syrup industry.  Gary’s Doctoral Research at The Ohio State University was on the Ohio Maple Syrup Industry Trends.  Other maple research interests are on super sweet maples, sugarbush management and sustainable tapping.

The workshop will be held on Friday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. at North Hadley Sugar Shack in Hadley. The event will be free for Mass Maple members, $10 for the general public (free if they join the Association that evening). Space is limited: RSVP to

Please share this announcement with friends and neighbors who are hobbyists and encourage them to come. Larger producers are welcome to attend as well, of course — there’s always more to learn!


November 6, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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North Hadley Sugar Shack
181 River Drive
Hadley, MA 01035 United States


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