The predecessor to the Kentucky Maple School originally began as a regional event that was held in December.  As more maple syrup producers became interested in the School, it grew along with the formation of the Kentucky Maple Syrup Association as a statewide event and the date was moved to the fall.  Each year, the School allows for maple syrup producers to come together to learn about current topics in maple production.  It also allows for the producers to get to know each other and share ideas.  The 2021 Maple School features a variety of speakers as well as updates from the Kentucky Maple Syrup Association and the University of Kentucky ACER grant.  


2021 Maple School Agenda

November 6, 2021 | 10 AM - 3:30 PM
@ Letcher County Extension Office

9:00 AM              Doors Open

9:30 AM              Registration

10:00 AM            Welcome and Intro to the Day

10:10 AM            Abby Van Den Berg - Keynote Speaker

11:00 AM            Phil Meeks and VT Maple Syrup Efforts (Master


11:30 AM            KCARD Support of Maple Syrup Producers

Noon                   Lunch | KMSA (Membership Meeting) | Vendor Visits

1:00 PM              Value Added

2:00 PM              ACER Grant Update

2:15 PM              Break and Vendor Visits

2:30 PM              Abby Van Den Berg: Tapping Research

3:15 PM              2022 Kentucky Maple Day and Optional field visit to

SouthDown Farm

3:30 PM              Adjourn

The 2021 Kentucky Maple School will now be held virtually. Stay tuned for more information.