Maple leafAbout Us

Welcome to Minnesota Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (MMSPA). Let us tell you a little bit about our history, purpose, and how we are governed.

History

For nearly 50 years the MMSPA has served the maple syrup industry of Minnesota. Incorporated as a non-profit membership association in 1966, the MMSPA has promoted quality maple products and provided information and education to members. We exist to support and encourage maple syrup production in Minnesota by hobbyists and licensed commercial producers alike.

Producers today owe a debt of gratitude to MMSPA’s first president, Clifford Dalbey of Mora, Minnesota who, along with 13 other producers, formed the MMSPA in 1966. Today over 100 maple syrup producer members across the state of Minnesota comprise the MMSPA.

Purpose

The MMSPA is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to:
Maple leaf Promoting the interests and welfare of Minnesota maple syrup producers;
Maple leaf Improving sugar bush management;
Maple leaf Expansion of markets for high quality maple products;
Maple leaf Supporting maple syrup research by state and federal agencies;
Maple leaf Joint efforts with the University of MN and MN Dept of Ag for advancing the maple syrup industry; and
Maple leaf Supporting the North American Maple Syrup Council (NAMSC).

Governance

The Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors of up to 12 members. Staggered three year terms allow for the election of directors at each annual meeting. Officers include the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. To the extent practical, the board is comprised of members from all parts of the state where maple syrup is produced. All board members volunteer their time and the Association has no paid employees.

Board of Directors Term Name
President 2017 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President 2017 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary 2019 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer 2018 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director (and NAMSC Delegate) 2018 Butch Fideldy
Director (and MMSPA News Editor) 2017 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director 2019 Andy Peacock
Director (and NAMSC Alternate) 2017 Stu Peterson
Director 2018 Mark Waletzko
Director 2018 George Lemire
Director 2019 Bill Warner
Director 2019 Mike Skroch

 

Minnesota Maple Syrup Producers' Association, Inc. By-laws