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Ohio Maple Days 2014

Ohio Maple Days 2014

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Includes speakers, schedule, directions and registration form.
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Questions For Speakers

Due to the complex and important topics to be discussed at the meetings we are asking participants to pre submit questions. There will be time for questions at the meetings too. Pre submitting questions will make sure that the speakers cover the information on the questions producers are having.

Meet the Speakers
Mr. Henry Marckres, is the Chief of the Consumer Protection Section and State Maple Syrup Specialist for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. Henry’s start in maple came from helping his father who was a buyer for the Cary Maple Sugar Co. in St. Johnsbury, VT (now Maple Grove Farms of Vermont). For the last 30 years Henry has been heavily involved in Maple Syrup in Vermont, Nationally and Internationally with both the State and National Agencies and private organizations. Mr. Dan Milo, is a Food Safety Supervisor with the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Food Safety, and a hobby maple producer in Northeast Ohio. Dan has been working for the benefit of Ohio maple producers at ODA for many years. Dr. Gary Graham, State Maple Syrup Specialist for Ohio State University Extension and County Educator in Agriculture and Natural Resources in Holmes County has been working within Natural Resources areas for the last several decades.

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Ohio Maple Days
Your county Extension office is your link to The Ohio State University.
Business and Economics ∙ Community Crops and Livestock ∙ Health and Nutrition Home and Family ∙ 4-H Youth Development Lawn and Garden Natural Resources and Environment

January 23, 24, 25,
Featured Speakers:
Mr. Henry Marckres Mr. Dan Milo Dr. Gary Graham

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You can submit more details or question on separate paper if needed.


Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all research and related educational programs are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. This statement is in accordance with United States Civil Rights Laws and the USDA. Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration; Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Director, Ohio State University Extension; and Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership. For Deaf and Hard of Hearing, please contact Ohio State University Extension using your preferred communication (e-mail, relay services, or video relay services). Phone 1-800-750-0750 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Inform the operator to dial 614-292-6181.

Ohio Maple Days is a statewide program sponsored by the Ohio Maple Program, Dr. Gary Graham and OSU Extension and Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center.

DETAILS: 8:00 Registration Table and Trade Show 8:30 Welcome, Introductions, OSU Extension & OMPA Reports 9:00 Food Safety Act & Mandatory Registration: What You Need To Know Mr. Dan Milo 10:00 Off Flavors: Causes & Prevention Mr. Henry Marckres & Dr. Graham 12:00 Lunch & Trade Show 1:00 New International Grade Standards: How They Impact You Mr. Henry Marckres 2:00 Entering a Maple Contest Mr. Henry Marckres & Dr. Graham 2:30 Maple Syrup Inspection in Ohio: Voluntary or Mandatory Which is Best Mr. Dan Milo 3:30 Hydrometers: How to Use Them. Dr. Gary Graham 4:00 Maple Nuggets - A Time to Share Ideas, Information, Questions Dr. Gary Graham 4:30 Trade Show Closes DATES/LOCATIONS:

To: All Interested Maple Producers & Enthusiasts
It’s time once again to make plans for the winter maple programs, and you are cordially invited to participate in the Winter 2014 Ohio Maple Days Workshops in Morrow, Wayne/Holmes and Geauga Counties. This year the Morrow Workshop will be held January 23, the Wayne/Holmes Workshop January 24, and the Geauga Workshop, January 25. As is our custom, essentially the same program will be offered at all three locations to help us all get ready for the 2014 season.

Registration Form
Please return before January 13th
Morrow County Meeting
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lutheran Memorial Camp 2790 State Route 61, Fulton, Ohio 43321

Why You Need To Attend This Year More Than Ever:
There are many changes coming to the maple industry Internationally, Nationally, and within Ohio such as Grading Laws, the Food Safety Modernization Act, mandatory registration to produce syrup, as well as issues of the selling of syrup and making confections within Ohio and selling syrup and confections across state lines. This years Ohio Maple Days is bringing in National and State of Ohio specialists to help bring clarity to the many issues that WILL be impacting all producers of Pure Ohio Maple Syrup. These issues have been in the works for many years and are now ready to be enacted and every maple producer needs to be up to date to be in compliance with the new regulations. Pre registration is required to assure enough materials are made for the meetings.

Wayne/Holmes County Meeting
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mennonite Christian Assembly Church Wayne Co. Rd. 501, 10664 Fryburg Road, South of Fredericksburg, Ohio, 44627

Topics To Be Covered:
Food Safety and Modernization Act from The Food and Drug Administration and the mandatory requirement of all maple syrup producers to register their operation. You will want to be present for this program before you resister with the Food and Drug Administration. Off Flavors: Causes & Prevention: We have all made some syrup that has had an off flavor from time to time. This session you will be tasting some off flavored syrups that will help you identify the off flavor and what caused it and steps you can take to prevent them. If you have a unique off flavor that you produced, bring a quart with you and we will help identify it for you. New International Maple Syrup Grading System: This new grading system is scheduled to start with the 2014 season and will be phased in over the next three years. Meaning you can use the current grading laws and old grade labels for 3 years then in 2017 the only grading system will be the new one and it must be used. Why and how the new International grading system will work will be covered. Entering a Maple Contest: Even if you don’t enter maple syrup and confection contests your syrup is being judged by every customer that buys your products. This session will cover basic guidelines on how to enter the best possible product for a contest and for your customer sales. Maple Syrup Inspection in Ohio: Voluntary or Mandatory Which is Best? Registration is being made mandatory to produce maple syrup Nationally under the Food Safety Act and with that comes the need for inspections. This talk will cover which type of inspection is best for your operation depending on what all you produce. Hydrometers: How To Use Them: Hydrometers are a must have tool for sugarmakers. They can make or lose money for you. how to use and proper care are often over looked. This session will go over basics of how to use this very important tool in the sugar house.

Geauga County Meeting
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Joe J.S. Miller’s Window Shop 15020 Shedd Road, Burton, Ohio 44021 Friday, January 24, 2014 - Trade Show 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Joe J.S. Miller’s Window Shop $3.00 charge at the door
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Name(s) 1. ________________________________ 2. ________________________________ 3. ________________________________ 4. ________________________________ Address __________________________________ City ______________________ Zip ___________ Telephone _______________________________ Number Attending: _____ X $30 = $ Please make checks payable to: OSU Extension Registration deadline is January 13th

Thursday, January 23 - Lutheran Memorial Camp,
2790 State Route 61, Fulton, Ohio 43321, Morrow County Friday, January 24 - Mennonite Christian Assembly
Church, 10664 Fryburg Road, South of Fredericksburg, Ohio, 44627 Wayne/Holmes County

To Help Us Prepare we are asking that you pre submit your questions/concerns/comments regarding the
regulation changes with your preregistration. (see back of registration form) The meeting forum will allow for questions from the floor. Pre submitting questions will direct the program to emphasize what questions/ concerns you the producers have. Handouts will be made available to participants at the meetings in regards to the topics being covered. Pre registration is required to assure we have enough materials on hand. Testing of Hydrometers and Vermont Temporary Maple Syrup Grading Kits. Hydrometers are vital in every sugaring operation so be sure they remain accurate. The papers can shift and readings will be off, which could run into finishing off too low of density and syrup could mold or ferment. If finished with too high of density the syrup will crystallize. Bring your hydrometers and Vermont Temporary Maple Syrup Grading Kits with you to the meetings for testing; that way you know going into the 2014 season you will be finishing your syrup at the proper density and proper color grade. Sincerely, Dr. Gary W. Graham, Ohio State University Extension Specialist, Natural Resources

Saturday, January 25 - Joe J.S. Miller’s Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road, Burton, Ohio 44021, Geauga County
Friday Evening, January 24 - 5:00-9:00 Trade Show, Joe J.S. Miller’s Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road, Burton, Ohio 44021, Geauga County, $3.00 charge at the door

MAIL REGISTRATION TO: OSU Extension 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691
Pre-registration is required for meals

- NO REFUNDS AFTER JANUARY 20th Pay at the door fee $35
Contact: Cheryl Fischnich—330-263-3831

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