Tapping Into Our Maple Syrup Economy

Developing commercial maple syrup production 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?

Join the growing conversation to explore how we can engage this abundant (and delicious) natural resources to expand local economies!

 Tapping Into Our Maple Syrup Economy Email List

By joining the email list, you will receive periodic updates about commercial maple syrup programs and projects happening in and around Iron County, Wisconsin.

Iron County will be hosting two back-to-back backyard maple syrup workshops on Saturday, February 23rd.  Details coming soon!

Other Upcoming Commercial Maple Syrup Happenings – It’s Open House Season!



Leader Evaporator is hosting an Open House Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2, at their Midwest Distribution Center in Holcombe, WI.  Open house hours are from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, and will include educational seminars, show specials, and door prizes.

Leader Evaporator Open House Educational Seminars (.jpg image)



CDL Wisconsin Roth Sugar Bush is hosting an Open House February 6-9 in Cadott, Wisconsin.  Open house hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, and will include maple clinics, complimentary donuts, coffee, and lunch.

CDL Roth Open House Schedule and Clinics (1 pg. PDF)





Smoky Lake Maple Products is hosting free maple trainings every Saturday in February form 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Hilbert, WI.  Topic include Tappin’ Tips, Boil Like a Pro, Filtering Dos and Don’ts, and Bottling and Labeling.

Details of these trainings are on the Smoky Lake Maple Products Facebook page.




The University of Stevens Point is offering a series of continuing education workshops about maple syrup production in 2019.  Three different workshops include:

  • Maple Biology: The Science of Sap Production, February 9
  • Forest Management for Maple Syrup, March 2
  • Sap to Syrup: Making Maple Syrup, March 13



Tapping Into Our Maple Syrup Economy is a multidisciplinary effort lead by Iron County UW-Extension’s Community Development Educator Amy Nosal and Agriculture Educator Darrin Kimbler, in collaboration with many community partners.