A well attended seminar for maple producers was hosted by MPANS at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre in Springhill, Nova Scotia on Saturday January 23rd, 2016.
Guest presenter was Joel Boutin, an agricultural technician and teacher of proper techniques for managing a maple operation. Joel is from Quebec and has a wealth of experience in the production of maple syrup. He spent the day showing attendees how to properly tap maple trees to maximize yields, to make good quality syrup, and to protect the health of the trees and the sugarbush.
Over 115 producers and their families and staff attended the day-long event. Joel captivated and engaged the audience with his practical knowledge, his delivery, and his use of visual aids.
As Kevin McCormick said in his introduction, “Today’s event is part of the Maple Producers Association of Nova Scotia’s commitment to education and research and getting the best possible info on Best Management Practices into producers’ hands to assist them in making their operations much more productive and profitable.”