News & Events

Events: WMSPA will be Represented at these Events


Fall Tour

October 12th and 13th

Registration for the Fall Tour is due Sept. 29.

Please register soon. On Friday the night before the tour October 12, Smoky Lake Maple Products will be having an open house at their showroom, 208 N 12th St. Hilbert, WI 54129 starting at 5:00 p.m. They will be starting up and running a small, high-performance evaporator and demonstrating the startup process, the running process, and the shutdown process. Drinks and hors d’oeurves will be served. If you are interested in attending just stop in at Smoky Lake.
Cold Country Vines and Wines at E3207 Nuclear Rd. Kewaunee, WI 54216 (920)776-1328 will also be having a wine tasting starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night Cost: $5.00 (pay at the winery) Or Explore the Manitowoc Area
Saturday starts at 8 am at the Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center in Manitowoc, WI and we will visit 3 sugarhouses and make a couple other exciting stops during the day and then return to the Ag Center around 3 pm in the afternoon where you can spend the rest of your day touring this new facility.

The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
is located in Manitowoc County at exit 144 (County Road C) on the west side of Interstate 43. The address is 7001 Gass Lake Road in Manitowoc.


Iron County UW-Extension to host Commercial Maple Syrup Production Public Forum October 20, 2018

the Commercial Maple Production Syrup Public Forum will be held Saturday, October 20 at Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort in Upson from 11 am to 2 pm. Registration for the forum is $5, which includes lunch.
Click here for a brochure
Click here for the press release
Click here for a flyer


Winter Institute

January 11 and 12, 2019
Marshfield WI
More Information


1197096238278661670johnny_automatic_maple_leaf.svg.thumb-35x34October 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd 2020 – International Maple Conference (LaCrosse)

News – Important Issues

1197096238278661670johnny_automatic_maple_leaf.svg.thumb-35x34Input Needed on what impacts you think climate change is having on the maple industry
1197096238278661670johnny_automatic_maple_leaf.svg.thumb-35x34Reminder!! ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE BY MAY 1st, which is the start of our new fiscal year! We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. If you would like more detail, please click here.

WMSPA Items for Sale

Ag Tourism signs are now available for purchase for $70 for members and $90 for non-members. The signs are 24″ X 48″ and are made from .063 aluminum.

In 2013 Wisconsin Act 269 was amended to limit civil liability for injury to or the death of an individual who is participating in an agricultural tourism activity. The agricultural tourism provider must post and maintain in a clearly visible location at each entrance to the property where the activity takes place or at the location of each activity, a sign that contains the following notice in black lettering, each letter a minimum of one inch in height, on a white background. Limit your liability by posting this sign. The law states that the exemption would not apply if a sign is not posted. See Act 269 for complete verbiage

Signs may be purchased from Theresa Baroun (De Pere, 920-983-7469), Leader Midwest (Holcombe, 715-595-4300), Maple Hollow (Merrill, 715-536-7251), Midwest Maple (Athens, 715-560-2222), Roth’s Sugarbush (Cadott, 715-289-3820), Smokey Lake Maple (Hilbert, 920-202-4500), and Sippl’s Sugarbush (Birnamwood, 715-449-3426).

WMSPA Ag Tourism signs for sale

WMSPA apparel for Sale If any member is interested in purchasing WMSPA Apparel, contact Thersa Baroun, WMSPA Executive Director, at 920-983-7469 or email her at – the cost for the hats is $15, vests are $49..

WMSPA vests for sale                        WMSPA vests for sale                        WMSPA hats for sale

Maple Syrup Nutritional Labels If any member is in need of NUTRITION LABELS, they’re currently available in clear and white. The cost for white is $1.50 (per 100), the cost for clear is $2.50 (per 100) and are available in quart, pint, 3/4 pint, 1/2 pint, and universal. They can be purchased at WMSPA Events and from your local dealers – present your membership card at purchase..

WI Maple Syrup Producer Cookbook
If any member is interested in purchasing our ASSOCIATION COOKBOOKS, or even offering them for sale, please contact Ted Simpson, WMSPA President, at 715-234-7115 or email him at