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Eastern Info. Day on November 19th


Sand Road Maple Farm - Saturday, November 19, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration at the Door & Membership Info

View exhibits and opening bids in our silent auction

  • Gary Gallinger is responsible

Program Details:

9:00 – 9:15 Welcoming Opening

- Welcoming words Angela, Jules, Madisson for computer

9:15 – 9:45 Eastern Local Annual General Meeting

- Jules, Gary and Anne or Nathalie (year end review)

- Year end review report, review of finances, small review of web archives.

9:45 – 10:15 Exhibitor Introductions & Networking Break

- Meet our local suppliers providing the latest in equipment, products, and services for maple operations of all sizes.

- Participate in our silent auction for rare and hard to find maple items you aren’t likely to see very often.

10:00 – 11:00 Carbon credit section

-Paul Renaud – Paul specializes as a consultant for carbon related issues.

Jules or FH to present.

- A quick overview about how the trees accumulate carbon, how to calculate carbon credits and how this could benefit Omspa members.

-Question period included.

11:00 – 11:30 RTO – regional tourism Ontario

- Bonnie Ruddock , RTO 9 executive director. Angela to present.

- Bonnie will explain how RTO operates and she will explain how they can help maple syrup producers

- Also overview about how maple industry can become a tourist attraction.

11:30 – 12:00 OMSPA Update

- Frank Heerkens President of OMSPA , Randal Goodfellow provincial government and governance rep, vp.

- Updates on what your provincial organization is currently working on and our successes.

-Follow up on maple sector development study leading to upcoming strategic plan review. Pilars discussion included.

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break & Networking

- Enjoy a fabulous hot lunch provided by Sand Road Maple Farm including pancakes, bacon, sausage, beans, scrambled eggs, home fries, and coffee or juice.

1:00 – 2:00 Electric evaporators and Nectar production

- Steve O’farell and Maryse Bernier from CDL. Gary is presenting.

- Overview of this technology and how it works. Comparison carbon emission vs other evaporators.

- Review Nectar development process in relation with electric evaporator.

- Question period included

2:00 – 2:25 Economic Development

- John Candie from PR economic development. Jules is presenting

- John what this organization is all about and how they can help maple syrup producers.

- Question period included

2:25 – 2:45 Forest Replanting and Derecho update

- Cheyenne Brunet South Nation Conservation authority. Jules and Angela presenting)

- Jules Rochon and Jean St-Pierre (Boise-Est) will do a very quick summary about Derecho situation.

- Cheyene Brunet will discuss about the tree planting project.

2:45 – 3:00 Networking Break

- Meet with the dealers again for additional questions or to catch up on summer maple news.

- Pam to remind about updating your final bid in our silent auction to ensure you go home with the items you want.

3:00 - 3:15 Omafra update

- Jenny Liu OMAFRA Maple, Tree Nut, and Agroforestry Specialist. Frank presenting.

- Via zoom pre-recorded Jenny will provide clarification on labelling and packaging regulations for maple syrup substitutes. Question period included.

Contact Jules Rochon 613-446-5670 to RSVP and for more information

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