Maple Boot Camp is going on the road for 2023 and pit-stopping with our neighbor to the east: Pennsylvania. Scott Weikert and the good folks at Penn State University are hosting this year’s event from September 6-8 in Somerset, PA. The agenda is fairly similar to last year’s event that we hosted at the OSU-Mansfield campus during the month of June.
To kick things off, attendees can sign up for a bonus maple syrup grading workshop morning of Wednesday September 6th. The registration link is here.
The official Maple Boot Camp will kick off right after lunch that same day and continue for two and a half days through Friday mid-afternoon. We hope to see you in Pennsylvania for this signature maple educational opportunity. It is an excellent deep dive for beginners or small producers thinking about growing their operation. Veterans will undoubtedly learn a thing or 3 though too as they interact with maple experts and producers from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.
The Pennsylvania Maple Camp provides intensive, hands-on training for beginner and intermediate maple producers. The 3-day curriculum begins with sugarbush assessment, then builds sequentially through all phases of maple syrup production from sap collection to boiling, bottling and sales. Participants will gain the skills necessary for the safe, efficient, and profitable production of maple products. Camp will include classroom lectures as well as outdoor, hands-on exercises. Come one, come all, see you in Pennsylvania for Maple Boot Camp!