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Maple Syrup Production Seminar


Mike Rechlin

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An introduction to maple syrup making, and an entrée to an advanced course for aspiring Maple entrepreneurs.  This seminar will be offered at multiple locations throughout the State. FREE and open to the public without pre-registration.

     Maple Syrup in West Virginia

o   What?  I thought that stuff was made in Vermont?

o   WV’s maple resource

o   WV’s maple syrup history

o   Maple in West Virginia: The present scene and the future

o   The WV maple advantage

         Maple: The Science Behind the Sweetness (field session)

o   Trees making sugars: the magic of photosynthesis

o   Maple trees preparing for winter

o   Sap season and sap flow

         Backyard Sugaring: How everyone can make maple syrup

o   Tapping out

o   Sap collection

o   Sap to syrup

         Doing it!  Field practice session in:

o   Tree identification

o   Practice tapping

o   Boiling sap



For those who have “had a taste” and want to go further, please register for the certificate course in Maple Sap Collection and Syrup Processing: Getting in the Business

Tentative Dates and Locations of Seminars

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September 9th

Charleston, WV

WV Regional Technology Park

September 10th

Bluefield, WV

Crossroads Church

September 23rd

Huntington, WV

Huntington VA Medical Center

September 24th

October 6th

Clay, WV

Wheeling, WV

Clay County Elementary School


October 10th

Moorefield, WV

Eastern Community & Technical and Community College