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Lanark & District Information Day - January 28, 2023

Draft Agenda below

Draft Agenda – LDMSPA Info Day and AGM

8:00 Registration, Name Tags and Morning Social with Producers and Dealers

Fees: members $35

Non-members $45

9:00 Opening Remarks – Jamie Fortune, LDMSPA President

09:05 Vendor Introductions and remarks – Ray Thompson, LDMSPA Director

09:30 The Northern Tornadoes Project – Research to protect the lives and property of Canadians.

Dr. David Sills, Executive Director Northern Tornadoes Project, Western University

10:20 Morning break (25 minutes)

10:45 OMFRA Update – Jenny Liu – Provincial Agroforestry Specialist

11:15 LDMSPA Update – 2022 Activities and 2023 Plans – Jamie Fortune


11:45 Summer Tour 2023 – Overview and Invitation

David and Wendy Branson – Co-chairs Summer Tour Committee

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Sugar Maker of the Year Presentation

13:10 Maple Operation Risk Management - The 2022 Derecho Experience

Scott Deugo, LDMSPA Member

14:00 Carbon Budgets and Carbon Perspectives in the Maple Industry

Paul Renaud, LDMSPA Member, Lanark

14:30 OMSPA Update and consideration of Strategic Plan

Randall Goodfellow, Director LDMSPA and Vice President OMSPA

14:50 National and International news on the industry

Ray Bonenberg, Past President International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI)

OMSPA Treasurer

15:15 Wrap-up, Survey Results and Adjournment

For information and to RSVP, contact Leann Thompson -

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