University of Vermont Extension, Addison County Maple Sugarmakers Association and Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association present the annual Vermont Maple Conferences. These educational meetings bring together maple producers, scientists, and natural resource professionals to share information and research.

More than 20 classes are offered within five “Subject Tracks”: Maple Production and Innovation, Maple Business Management, Regulations and Maple, Sugarbush Health and Marketing and Media. 

2019 Maple Conferences

Saturday, January 12 (Middlebury, Vt)

$25 with lunch; $10 without lunch.

Download Info (PDF); Registration at Addison County Maple Sugarmakers

Saturday, January 19 (Brattleboro, Vt)
Saturday January 26 (Hyde Park, Vt)

Cost: $10 for VMSMA members, $40 for nonmembers and $5 for students; $15 for full catered lunch

Download Info (Maple Mainline) (PDF); Registration at Vermont Maple Sugar Makers

 

 

Proceedings of the 2018 Vermont Maple Conference

Proceedings of the 2017 Vermont Maple Conference

Listen to an Interview (audio, 11 minutes) with UVM Extension Maple Specialist Mark Isselhardt about the 2017 Vermont Maple Conferences

Michael LangePlenary Talk: Cultural Responses to Economic Change in the Maple Industry, (audio, 38 minutes), Michael Lange, Associate Professor at Champlain College

 

George Cook presentation slide thumbBeginning Sugarmaking: Trees, Taps, Tubing and Tanks, (pdf) George Cook, UVM Extension Maple Specialist

 

Managing sugarbush thumbManaging for a Healthy Sugarbush in a Changing Climate, (pdf) Jared Nunery and Nancy Patch, County Foresters, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

 

Drought presentation thumbnailGrowth and Tree Rings: Responses of Northern Forests to Drought, (ppt) Heidi Asbjornsen and Matt Vadeboncoeur, University of New Hampshire

 

maple leaves on the groundMaple Industry Panel (audio, 54 minutes), Bruce Bascom (Bascom Maple Farm), Emma Marvin (Butternut Mountain Farm) Bradley Gillian (Leader Evaporator) and moderator Mark Isselhardt (UVM Extension)

 

Sugarbush valuation thumbWhat's a Sugarbush Worth?, (video) Robert Guay, Manager of Appraisal Services, Yankee Farm Credit

 

Proceedings of the 2016 Vermont Maple Conference


The 2016 International Maple Conference on 'Across The Fence'