Southern Syrup Research Symposium
September 28 and 29th, 2018



Invitation to Present and Share

Purpose statement: This symposium seeks to “shine a light” on sap and syrup knowledge being generated in the Central Appalachia region. It will focus on the adoption of sap and syrup production technologies, and identify unique questions and issues that need to be investigated for sap and syrup production to reach its full potential in the Central Appalachian region.

Symposium strategy: To bring together research scientists, with extension personnel and syrup producers to share findings, identify knowledge gaps, and prioritize research and extension needs, with a strong focus on the Central Appalachians.

Key components will include:

Oral Presentations on research and extension:The first day of the Symposium will be dedicated to presentations of scientific research related to the purpose of the Symposium. We are especially interested in papers that relate to the panel discussions planned for Saturday.

Poster session:
Posters related to the purpose of the Symposium will be displayed both Friday and Saturday. To assure good exposure, the posters will be displayed in the arena adjacent to the Vendor Fair. Poster presenters are requested to be at their poster from 7:30 – 8:30 during the Friday night reception. Student posters are especially encouraged (limited scholarship funding available).

Producer experiences and experimentshowcase: A sharing of knowledge being gained by syrup producers in the woods and in the sugarhouse is especially important to the success of this Symposium. Sign up to assure your opportunity in the Saturday producer experiences and experiments session.


Panel Discussion: The key sections to Saturday’s panel sessions will be:

  • Sanitation
  • Agroforestry
  • Entrepreneurship and marketing
  • Technological innovations
  • Evaporating other syrups
  • Alternative tree syrups
Key Dates
Oral Presentation abstract Deadline May 1, 2018
Poster Title submission Deadline June 1, 2018
Producer Experience Signup July 1, 2018

Register for the Symposium, and sign up to present and share at our web site: Register Here