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Register now for the only hands-on, multi-day maple training opportunity in the province!
Participants in the new FAW Maple Syrup Mentorship receive over 30 hours of instruction from mentors who have been producing maple products for close to 50 years. The curriculum-based program will cover aspects of sugar bush management with an emphasis on forest health; all steps in the production cycle, from sap collection to syrup and value-added maple production; as well as the economics and marketing involved in running a successful maple business in Ontario.
The program is offered over five field days between October 2015 and May 2016, which will be held at the Mentors' farm near Campbellford. In addition to hands-on instruction, participants also receive one-on-one support from their mentors between field days, for those times when questions arise, or when they run into problems on their own farms. And in order to help mentees forge new connections with the community of maple producers, mentees will also have the opportunity to attend an OMSPA Info Day in late January, where they will gain valuable exposure to the maple industry in Ontario.
So if you're a complete beginner who's wondering how best to start out in the maple business, or if you've been producing maple products for a while now and are looking to improve efficiencies and grow your business, then this new program is meant for you!
For all the nitty gritty, head on over to the Maple Syrup Mentorship pages, or give us a call at (705) 743-7671.