News & Events

WMSPA will be Represented at these Events


Beginer Maple Syrup Conference

Tomahawk WI

October 10, 2019
Thanks to a USDA ACER grant this conference is being offered at a reduced rate and is
designed to offer education to potential producers, backyard hobby producers, and current maple
producers in a six-state upper midwest region. The aim is to increase knowledge of maple syrup
production as a viable non-timber forest product, to increase income from forestlands and assist
producers with the adoption of new technology, etc. Spend the day with local maple syrup producers!
For more information
View this pamplet

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Fall Tour  

October 19, 2019
Registration will start at 7:30 – 8:00 at Patz Equipment in Pound WI. We will tour Patz Equipment, Patz Maple and Honey Farm, Beaver Meadow Farms LLC., Blazer’s Acres, and Scheer’s Sugar Shack LLC.
Patz Corporation is a family-owned business founded in 1948, currently has second, third, and fourth-generation family members active in the business. Known for farm and industrial material handling equipment, Patz equipment is sold through a network of dealers, distributors, and original equipment manufacturers worldwide.
Registration pamphlet



Duluth MN

October 21-24, 2019

The Minnesota Maple Syrup Producers’ Association is excited to host the NAMSC-IMSI convention in Duluth, MN, from October 21-24, 2019. The event will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (the DECC) overlooking the Lake Superior harbor. Maple producers, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, researchers, educators and other professionals from all across North America will meet at the DECC.
Click here for more information


Semi Annual Meeting

Nov 9

Great Dane Pub,
2305 Sherman St Wausau, WI 54401
At 10:00 a.m.


Winter Maple Institute & Maple Trade Show

Jan 10th & 11th

Hotel Marshfield
2700 S. Central Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
call for reservations 715-387-2700
Toll Free: 855-583-2700
Hotel Room cutoff date is December 13th
Registration deadline is January 2nd
Winter Institute Pamphlet
Vendor Registration


First Tree Tapping

March 7th, 2020

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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..

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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, contact Thersa Baroun, WMSPA Executive Director, at 920-983-7469 or email her at