• Maple syrup samples

  • Worker on sap lines

  • Maple spout

  • Drawing syrup off the evaporator

  • Maple tree crown

 

We have three major initiatives around maple production right now: the Maple Benchmark Program, Maple Business Education and Networking, and Maple Sap Business Promotion.

Maple Benchmark: We are inviting syrup and sap only producers in NH, NY, Maine and Vermont to participate in the benchmark cost analysis program. Businesses that generate $100,000 or more in annual gross sales are eligible for this financial analysis and business coaching program. See the Maple Benchmark Program Information Sheet [PDF] and visit the Resource Library at MapleManager.org to view recent maple finance applied research reports.

Maple Business Education and Networking: UVM is inviting participants to benefit from a project that will develop maple business education resources, expand program offerings across the U.S., and enhance advisory services. Current or future educators, consultants and other professionals can participate in this effort to seek more training on the maple industry and make connections with similar professionals. See the Maple Business Network and Professional Development Program Information Sheet [PDF].

Maple Sap Business Promotion: Interested in understanding the economic and environmental benefits of a maple sap enterprise? We are developing financial tools and technical guidance to help you make decisions about a sap only business venture. Benefits of a maple sap business include higher profitability and lower barriers to entry, and potential for economic incentives related to woodland management and forest carbon sequestration. Partnering with forest landowners, current or prospective sap and/or maple producers, we will evaluate carbon and economic assessment tools and develop business opportunities. See the Maple Sap Business Promotion Program Information & Resource Sheet .

For questions about Maple Benchmark or Maple Business Education and Networking programs, contact Mark Cannella - Mark.Cannella@uvm.edu, 802-476-2003. For questions about Maple Sap Business Promotion, contact Chris Lindgren - Christopher.Lindgren@uvm.edu, 802-733-3349 ex 247.

More resources at MapleManager.org