SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of
Agriculture announced a Southern Syrup Symposium to be held September 28 and 29
at the Summersville Arena and Conference Center in Summersville, WV.
will be able to share their experiences with other producers, and they’ll have
the chance to learn about research and business opportunities in Central
Appalachia from experts the syrup industry. Whether you fire up your evaporator
to make maple, walnut, birch, sycamore or sorghum syrup, the symposium is an
opportunity to grow your knowledge.
“Our maple industry continues to see
tremendous growth,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. “Even in
New England, the syrup capitol of the United States, they are talking about the
quality of West Virginia maple syrup. We should be proud of our growing
Southern Syrup Research Symposium
Virginia Welcome, a two-day trade show.
Science Behind the Sweetness - research scientists will present their work on
sap and syrup production focused on the Central Appalachian region.
Experiences and Experiments - learn about new discoveries, experiments and
innovations from research scientists.
Discussions - join a panel to discuss sanitation, production technology, agroforestry,
entrepreneurship, marketing, alternative tree syrups and sorghum.
symposium is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, the West
Virginia Maple Syrup Producers Association, University of Vermont Proctor Maple
Research Center, WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resource and Design,
WVU Extension Service, Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and
Environment and the Kentucky Maple Syrup Producers Association.
To register or for a
full schedule, click: www.syrupsymposium.com. For more
information, contact Mike Rechlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crescent Gallagher, Communications Director, email@example.com, 304-558-3708 or 304-380-3922