Developing maple syrup production and culture
in and around Iron County, Wisconsin
Many in and around Iron County enjoy making maple syrup to share with families and friends, but how many of us have thought about the next step towards developing a maple syrup economy and community identity?
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Upcoming Iron County Events
Beginner Maple Syrup Conference, Hurley K-12 School, Hurley, WI
Saturday February 22, 2020, 9am to 3:30pm
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! 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.
Other Upcoming Events
Tapped Maple Syrup 101, Dinner and Speaker Presentation at Treehaven in Tomahawk, WI
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm and speaker at 7pm.
“Get ready for spring by learning about and tasting maple syrup! The presentation will focus on the maple syrup process from forest to bottle and the unique approach that Tapped Maple Syrup takes in producing and marketing maple syrup. Samples will be provided! Jeremy Solin has been making maple syrup his whole life on land that’s been in his family for 5 generations. He and his wife, Abi, co-own Tapped Maple Syrup, which focuses on value-added maple syrup products and events.”
Roth’s Sugar Bush Open House in Caddot, WI
Wednesday, February 5 through Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8am to 4pm daily
Roth’s Sugar Bush is CDL’s largest maple equipment retailer in the U.S. The Open House will feature free maple clinics and seminars daily. Learn about the new grading standards for maple syrup, causes of off flavored syrup, the business end of maple, the newest pieces of equipment and more!
International Maple Conference in La Crosse, WI
Tuesday, October 20 through Saturday, October 24, 2020
The North American Maple Syrup Council and the International Maple Syrup Institute will be holding their joint conference together in La Crosse, WI in 2020! Details on registration will be available in in early summer.
Maple Syrup Production Resources:
Click on the icons below to be directed to these supplier websites.
Copies of catalogs are available to peruse in our Extension Iron County office.
Tapping Into Our Maple Syrup Identity is a multidisciplinary effort lead by Extension Iron County’s Community Development Educator Amy Nosal and Agriculture Educator Darrin Kimbler, in collaboration with many community partners.