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The business of maple
by Bryan Ex August 3rd, 2015

First Annual Educational Maple Conference

Gaylord, Mich. – The Commercial Maple Syrup Producers of Michigan (CMSPM) is hosting its first-ever ‘Business of Maple’ educational conference designed by and for maple syrup producers. The conference will focus on the business side of maple. In today's competitive environment it isn't enough to be a great "sugar maker" you also will need to know about business plans, real estate values, marketing, employment rules, tax issues, and in some cases investor or shareholder relations.

The conference will be held August 28 and 29, 2015 at the Gaylord Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Mich. The meeting is intended for producers who want to remain relevant and grow the maple industry in Michigan.

The conference will host more than ten distinguished speakers, including Dr. Michael Farrell, Cornell University; Steve Shrine, Mich. Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Develop.; Vallier Chabot, CDL Equipment, Inc.; and Eric Pawlowski, Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Assn. Educational sessions include a look at a 90,000 tap operation, organic certification, the economics of maple and much more.

“We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, vendors and attendees for this unique conference,” said Craig Waldron, chairman of CMSPM. “We look forward to bringing together area maple producers for a look at real-world solutions to key issues facing the maple industry today.”

To register, send a check for $50 per person payable to “CMSPM” to CMSPM, 2875 Swede Rd., Cedarville, MI 49719

About Commercial Maple Syrup Producers of Michigan (CMSPM) – A newly formed association of commercial maple syrup producers formed to promote, encourage, and support the sustained growth of all aspects of the Michigan Maple Syrup industry. To learn more visit Commercial Maple Syrup Producers of Michigan or call Lynette, our Outreach Coordinator at 989-944-9428.
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Business of Maple - Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events is attached.

Lots of great speakers planned - - Dr. Michael Farrell, MSU Product Center, Eric Pawlowski (OEFFA), Valliet Chabot (CDL), Old Mission Bank, Windstorm Media, BCK Insurance, MDARD

Lots of great vendors - -

CDL, Leader Evaporator, LaPierre USA, Dominion & Grimm, Inc., Smoky Lake Maple Products, Sugarbush Supplies, Sunrise Evaporators, CDL of Michigan, Ginop Sales, Inc.

Visit our website for more information - Commercial Maple Syrup Producers of Michigan
2015 Event Schedule.pdf
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