The Science Behind the Sweetness
What does the research say? What does it mean to your business? On Friday, the Symposium will feature presentations of research papers trying to answer those questions. It’s a time to learn what’s new in the maple industry and to interact with those generating the knowledge that moves our industry forward.
A West Virginia Welcome
We always want to remember that one of the main reasons we like making maple syrup is because it’s fun. So, let’s have some fun and welcome all our Symposium participants to “A West Virginia Welcome” mixer with refreshment and live music on Friday. Bring your dancing shoes, and your partner; or maybe it would be more fun to just find one there…
Vendor Fair (Friday / Saturday)
Maple equipment manufacturers and dealers are being invited to show their wares in a vendor fair. This is a way for producers to make connections with manufacturers and to learn of the new products and technological innovations in the industry. It’s also a good opportunity to arrange to obtain supplies for the coming season (without shipping charges).
Poster Session (Friday evening / Saturday)
Researchers, and especially students, are encouraged to share research findings, class projects, and activities related to maple syrup production in a Symposium long poster session with a grand opening during the Friday night welcome mixer.