aerial view of Proctor Maple Research Center in fall

Celebrating 75 years of research, demonstration and outreach at the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center.

For three quarters of a century, the Proctor Maple Research Center (PMRC) in Underhill, VT has been at the cutting-edge of maple research and served as a model facility for the maple industry.

Established in 1947 as the first permanent maple research facility in the country by Vermont Governor Mortimer Proctor, PMRC is renowned as an international leader in basic and applied research on maple trees and maple production. Throughout its history, UVM maple scientists have worked in the lab, the sugarhouse and around the state to understand the issues facing maple producers and help advance the science to solve them. Their contributions - from understanding the physiology of maple trees to assessing the impact of modern processing technologies - have been invaluable to the industry and helped Vermont become the top producing maple state in the country.

But the University of Vermont's roots in maple date back all the way back to the late 1800s. Explore this page to learn more about the University's pioneering work in maple science.

The Proctor Maple Research Center: Past, Present and Future

Learn about the history and impact of the Proctor Maple Research Center in this special 75th anniversary segment from Across the Fence


"The research at the Proctor Center is seminal to what's happened in the maple industry in Vermont."

- David Marvin, Butternut Mountain Farm


"Without Proctor Maple, we would probably still be doing a lot of the things the way we were doing them 15, 20, maybe more years ago."

- Jenna Baird, Baird Farm


"We're very proud of the Proctor Maple Research Center. Proctor is constantly involved with industry as a partner to make things better, to make the quality of the syrup better, the production more efficient, to make the food safer."

- Sam Cutting IV, Dakin Farms

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