Get the answers to your maple syrup production questions at the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) Information Day and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 26, 2019. This annual, all-day informational event is intended to provide resources and education for new and existing maple syrup producers in the region.
“The annual Information Day and AGM is an event that garners a lot of interest from local producers, no matter their size of production,” Harold Walker president of LDMSPA said, “Whether you have five taps or 25,000 you will be able to find value in this event.”
On the agenda for this year’s event are a number of sessions that will be of interest to both novice and professional maple syrup producers, ranging from information on the latest equipment upgrades, to updates on syrup grading, tubing, and the devastation introduced by tent caterpillars in past years. As always, an AGM will also be held during the event.
Producers looking for additional resources and networking opportunities will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to exchange information about best practices and impacts to production from external sources like weather etc.
This year’s event will be held at the Glad Tiding Pentecostal Church at 160 Wayside Drive in Perth, and registration will include a hot lunch for each participant. The cost to participate in the information day is $30 per person for members of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (OMSPA), or $45 for non-members. Registration runs from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the event runs until 3:30 p.m.
LDMSPA is a group of over 90 maple syrup producers located in the Lanark, Frontenac, Leeds and Grenville Counties, as well as the Ottawa-Carleton areas of Eastern Ontario. LDMSPA is one of 11 local organizations that make up the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (OMSPA), a provincial organization that represents maple syrup producers across the province.
As a membership-based organization LDMSPA supports its members by providing a forum to promote the production of maple syrup products, assisting members to stay current on changing industry regulations, and providing opportunities for networking, and education on the maple syrup industry in Ontario.
Registration for the Information Day and AGM can be completed online through Eventbrite: www.lanarkdistrictinfoday.eventbrite.ca, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , or calling 613-816-7518. While pre-registration is strongly recommended as space is limited, on-site registration will also be available between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on January 26. For more information please visit www.ldmspa.com.