Maple syrup production combines many different disciplines including, agriculture, forest management, plumbing, weather forecasting, food production and small business management. The UVM Extension Maple Program supports maple producers by providing research-based educational solutions for maintaining sustainable operations with above-average yields of high quality syrup.
The UVM Extension Maple Program provides timely and practical research based information to maple syrup producers and anyone interested in pure maple syrup.
Download the Newsletter: Maple Mainline (PDF, June 2017)
Read the Blog: Vermont Maple Bulletin
Extension Maple in the media: "Climate May Challenge Sugarmakers: Maples at risk from global warming" (4/6/17)
Maple Publications & Media
Information for the producer and enthusiast on topics including forest tent caterpillar and backyard sugaring. Read More >>
George.Cook@uvm.edu | 866-260-5603 x102
George Cook is a farm safety expert with many decades of experience in maple and operates his own 120-tap sugarbush. His specialties include instructing beginners in efficient maple production techniques, and teaching sugarmakers how to make value-added products such as maple candy and Indian sugar.
Mark.Isselhardt@uvm.edu | 802-899-9926
Extension maple specialist Mark Isselhardt performs original research related to the production of maple syrup. His focus is on issues that are relevant to all producers regardless of the size of operation. Mark works with Vermont's maple producers, sharing research and information to help them ensure long-term tree health, improve management of their sugarbush and increase profitability through higher sap yield, syrup production efficiency and sales. In addition to conducting research and consulting with producers, he is involved in organizing educational meetings including the annual January Maple Conferences.