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WMSPA Winter Institute/Trade Show
by Bryan Ex December 1st, 2012

January 11 & 12, 2013
The Plaza Hotel & Suites in Wausau, WI

Friday Evening, January 11, 2013
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. - Vendor Setup
4:00 - 6:00 P.M. - Trade Show Opens
Great time for specific individual questions & answers!
5:30 - 6:30 P.M. - Social Hour with Cash Bar
6:30 P.M. - Banquet Buffet Opens
Awards Following Banquet:
Maple Producer of the Year Award
Honorary Life Member Award
Following the awards, there will be a presentation from our present 2012 Maple Queen, Megan Staats.

Saturday, January 12, 2013 AGENDA:
7:00 - 9:00 A.M. - Registration and the Trade Show Open Please note: Booths will remain open throughout the day & Memberships will be accepted during Registration.
9:15 - 10:30 A.M. - Dr. Timothy Perkins from the Proctor Center at the University of Vermont - Maple Tree Health; Effects of Air Pollution and Global Change on Forests; Maple Sap Yield
10:30 - 11:00 A.M. -Break & Trade Show Open
11:00 - 11:30 A.M. -Dr. Timothy Perkins
11:30 - 12:00 P.M. -Auction of Maple Supplies & Equipment
Noon - 1:00 - -Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 P.M. - Auction Continues
1:30 - 2:00 P.M. - Maple Queen Coronation
2:00 - 2:45 P.M. - Break Out Session 1
2:45 - 3:30 P.M. - Break Out Session 2
3:30 - 4:15 P.M. - Break Out Session 3
4:30 P.M. - Winter Institute & Trade Show close

The three speakers listed below will be conducting all three break out sessions, so that you can rotate to one or all of them during the times listed. They will each be in a separate area (room) so that when announced, you will be able to change, if so desired.

Dr. Timothy Perkins, Proctor Research, Vermont - tree health and high sap yield
Bradley Gillilan, Leader Evaporator - vacuum, boiling, economics of making maple syrup
Martin Chabot, CDL - reverse osmosis

Rooms have been blocked in at The Plaza Hotel for $72.00 plus tax.
Call 715-845-4341 to reserve your room. Be sure to tell them that you are with the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Meeting. (You can stay 1 or more nights for this rate.)

We hope to see many of you there! It is promising to be a very informative meeting, and chances are that you will meet some of your old friends and make a few new ones too! Everything will be in one place, no going outside to get to the motel! Also, a continental breakfast is included with this price!

Questions or concerns should be directed to:
Gretchen Grape, Executive Director WMSPA
33186 County Highway W
Holcombe, WI 54745-4430
Email: gretchen_grape@yahoo.com

For the latest updated information visit our website at http://www.wismaple.org/
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Last edited by Bryan Ex; December 2nd, 2012 at 04:41 PM.
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