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    Next Speaker on the List:
    Steve Childs, Sugar Maple Program Director, Cornell University, Topic 3/16 inch tubing: A look at its issues and Opportunities.
    Mr. Childs was one of the instructors at Maple Boot Camp we had at WVU couple years ago, he made the confections, Candy, Cream, Sugar, Cotton Candy and even Maple Pop.
    He like Les Ober is one of those guys you would want to live in your neighborhood, Many years of maple knowledge, and willing to share ideas!
    See you in Summersville
    Mark 220 Maple
    1100 taps on low vaccum, 900 on gravity.
    900 plus taps leased and on high vacuum
    35 cfm Indiana Liquid Ring Vacuum Pump
    80% Sugar, 20% Red MAPLES
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    Following Steve Childs on the Speakers list:
    Dr. Mike Farrell, Former Director of Syrup Production at Cornell University. Now CEO of The Forest Farmers, LLC, Dr. Mike's Topic: Tapping Potential of Maple, Birch, and Walnut in the Central Appalachians
    He has been in our area twice before, once at Dry Fork Mapleworks, he talked about tubing installation. Other time he was one of the instructors at Maple Boot Camp at WVU, I believe he now has a working Sugar Camp, will be interesting to question him about being on the other side?
    See you in Summersville
    Mark 220 Maple
    1100 taps on low vaccum, 900 on gravity.
    900 plus taps leased and on high vacuum
    35 cfm Indiana Liquid Ring Vacuum Pump
    80% Sugar, 20% Red MAPLES
    http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/g...Maple%20Syrup/

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    By this time next Saturday The Symposium will be over, it like all other events that West Virginia Maple Syrup Producers have held or been involved with will be a great success. I will meet producers after the event and I will say to them! You should have went to that event. Because time has become short and I have been busy selling at Festivals, I'm going to briefly comment on the other speakers that I have met in the past.
    Cindy Martel. Marketing Specialist with The WV Dept. of Ag. Her topic is Tap to Table. I have worked with her for the last 4 or more years, she has been involved with every event planning that are Maple Assoc. has had. She is a member of The WVMSPA.
    Dr. Jamie Schuler. Professor at WVU. Director of Southern Syrup Research Institute. Topic: Chemical composition of Maple Sap from trees grown on former surface mines, Jamie started a maple syrup class at WVU,
    Has a sugar house on WVU Farm right in Morgantown for educational purposes. Has been a member of WVMSPA for many years.
    Dr. Keith Heasley Mining Engineering, WVU. Keith's Topic: Experiments with Sap Flow in 3/16 Tubing. Keith is the new Treasure for the WVMSPA, He has kept detailed records of sap flow from his tap since he begin, not to the extent that records are kept by the researcher's at Proctor or Cornell would gather, He teased me about his presentation when we attended a 3/16 tubing seminar last month with Tim Wilmot. I'm hoping his info as well as what I have to Share during Panel discussion's prompt future research projects.
    And Finally that bring me to Dr. Mike Rechlin, Mike is the West Virginia Dept. of Ag. Maple Commodity Specialist. He also is a Instructor at Future Generation University in Franklin, WV. Mike has been involved with Maple for many, many years, Taught Maple Classes at several schools before coming to West Virginia, I enjoy talking with Mike, you got an Idea, Mike will listen, always offers suggestions, those that go to this event be sure you meet Mike before you leave.
    See you in Summersville
    Mark 220 Maple
    1100 taps on low vaccum, 900 on gravity.
    900 plus taps leased and on high vacuum
    35 cfm Indiana Liquid Ring Vacuum Pump
    80% Sugar, 20% Red MAPLES
    http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/g...Maple%20Syrup/

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    Looking forward to being there and participating in Dr. Heasley's panel discussion!

    Dave

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    On my way to WV with a brief stop in NYC to visit my daughter and a day at Gettysburg. Hope to see and chat with several producers there.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
    UVM Proctor Maple Research Ctr
    http://www.uvm.edu/~pmrc
    Timothy.Perkins@uvm.edu

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    excellent job mike and crew. Lots of information exchanged!! Well thought out program
    Fred Ahrens
    330-206-1606
    Ohio CDL sales rep
    1500 taps

    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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