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Southern Syrup Research Symposium

September 28 and 29, 2018

Research Education Growth Syrup Symposium

Planned to bring researchers and producers together to discuss the state of our knowledge, research needs and opportunities related to syrup production in the Central Appalachian Region. Whether you fire up your evaporator to make Maple, Walnut, Birch, Sycamore, or Sorghum syrup, the Symposium will allow you the chance to interact with, share your experiences, and learn.

Friday – The Science Behind the Sweetness - research scientists will have the opportunity to present their work on sap and syrup production focused on the Central Appalachians.

Combined with a Friday evening West Virginia Welcome (bring your dancing shoes for a little Appalachian “flat footin”) and a two-day trade show.

Saturday – Producer Experiences and Experiments - producers experiment, try new things, and innovate all the time. Here we want to learn what they are finding out and what they need to know.

Saturday – Panel Discussions - join a panel to discuss research needs and potential opportunities in the areas of: Sanitation, Production Technology, Agroforestry, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Alternative tree syrups, and Sorghum

Location: Summersville Arena and Conference Center, Summersville WV

Sponsored by:

  • West Virginia Dept. of Agriculture
  • West Virginia Maple Syrup Producers Association
  • UVM Proctor Maple Research Center
  • WVU Davis College of Agriculture
  • WVU Extension Service
  • Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Kentucky Maple Syrup Producers Association

To register go to:

For more information contact Mike Rechlin: