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The UVM Extension Maple Program provides timely and practical research based information to maple syrup producers and anyone interested in pure maple syrup.

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.

Maple in the News

Maple Syrup Jars

Quality Control in the Sugarhouse, Mark Isselhardt - supplement to the Maple Syrup Digest, June 2018 (PDF)

Download the December 2017 Newsletter:

Maple Mainline & Middlebury Insert (PDF)

Read the Blog: Vermont Maple Bulletin

Recent Articles

Maple Info & Publication Archive

Maple Sap from Tap

Information for the producer and enthusiast on topics including forest tent caterpillar and backyard sugaring.  Read More >>



Mark IsselhardtMark Isselhardt | 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.

Upcoming Events

Vermont Maple Conferences

January 12, 2019 Middlebury High School (Presented by Addison County Maple Sugarmakers)

January 19, 2019 School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vt.

January 26, 2019 Lamoille Union High School, Hyde Park, Vt.

Info on the new tubing recycling program: Listen Now.


August 3-5, 2017 Event Info >>


Maple Syrup Grading Fundamentals:
Flavor, Density, Color & Clarity