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UVM Extension Maple



George Cook

Mark Isselhardt

Tim Perkins

Brian Stowe



George Cook | 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 | 802-899-9926

As the new Extension maple specialist, Mark 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.

Dr. Tim Perkins | 802-899-9926

Dr. Tim Perkins is director of the Proctor Maple Research Center, and sets the center’s research agenda, as well as providing advice and leadership to the maple community.

Brian Stowe | 802-899-4923

Brian Stowe is the chief sugarmaker and operations manager at the Proctor Maple Research Center. His duties include demonstrating all aspects of a modern maple production facility, from woods management to syrup packing.

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