We are always happy to share our love and knowledge of maple syrup production. Watch this page for postings about various events that may be of interest to you. Throughout the year we will post information about upcoming Minnesota events, which are open to the public. For our MMSPA members we post information about our Spring and Fall member meetings. We also show the dates and locations for the annual NAMSC/ISMI International Conference.

    MMSPA 2018 Fall Meeting

    DATE:  September 28 & 29, 2018

    LOCATION:  St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN 56321


    Friday, Sept 28, Evening Gathering (Optional): Fisher's Restaurant, Avon, MN. 5 PM.

    Saturday, Sept 29: Saint John's University (Peter Engel Science Center, Room 269)

      8:30  Registration
      9:00  Welcome & Opening - Chris Ransom (MMSPA President)
      9:10  Maple syrup & pesticide safety – Natalie Hoidal (Univ of MN Extension)
      9:20  Superior Sweetness Update – Stu Peterson
      9:30  State Fair Syrup Contest – Chris Ransom & Steve Saupe
    10:00  Stump the Chumps (Maple Q&A)– Discussion of anything maple
    10:30  Break
    10:45  Chain saw safety & use – Ben Carlson (MN Nature Conservancy)
    12:00  Lunch
    12:30  Depart for Tours
               12:45  Wildwood Ranch - Shelly, Tom and Ben Carlson
                 2:00  Randy Zimmer - Hobby operation and home-made RO
                 3:00  Milk & Honey Cidery - Tour of orchard and production area

    Please RSVP to: Tony McGinnity, Secretary MMSPA,

    NAMSC & IMSI Annual Conference

    North American Maple Syrup Council (NAMSC)
    International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI)

    Annual Convention Meeting Schedule (typically the 3rd week of October)

    Year    Date and Location

    2018   October 26-27-28-29; Concord, New Hampshire. Convention held at the Grappone Conference Center. For more info, see the NHMPA website or the NAMSC website. Link to the Conference Registration Form

    2019   October 21-22-23-24; "Celebrating Superior Sweetness" in Duluth, Minnesota.  We, MMSPA, will be the host for the 2019 NAMSC and IMSI Annual Meeting.  More Info

    2020   Wisconsin

    2021   New York

    2022   Massachusetts

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