Moving Forward Together
It’s hard to believe summer is behind us, and we are deep into Fall – which means it’s time to start membership renewals.
This past summer brought many challenges to the farming community across our state, from an exceptional frost/freeze event in May, to record rainfall for much of the region. Given these challenges, I know as maple producers we all look to the 2024 maple season with optimism and high expectations.
We should also look forward to our association’s future with an optimistic outlook and high expectations. 2024 will be a year that puts the “brand” of New Hampshire Maple on a path to be truly sought after for our unique attributes.
New Hampshire as a maple producing state is small compared to our neighbor to the north and our neighbor to the west. However, producers in New Hampshire have a big story. Show me a bottle of NH maple & you can show your customer the trees where that bottle came from. Small is our strength. Your pride of what goes into every bottle of NH Maple is your strength. As an association working together, we can have a big impact on getting the New Hampshire maple story told.
We have a lot of meaningful opportunities to share for 2024 – details will be discussed at the annual meeting on January 27th, at the Common Man in Plymouth NH. We will have guest speakers, a lot of new information on the ACER grant, and as always, the Carlisle Award.
Your membership in our association is what gives New Hampshire Maple a voice and a story.
All the best,
Interim President NHMPA