Proctor Center, Director Recognized for Contributions to Maple Syrup Research

Several maple trees are being tapped for sap during late winter, with snow on the group and tubing attached to many trees.

The UVM Proctor Maple Research Center (PMRC) was awarded the Richard G. Haas Distinguished Service Award from the North American Maple Syrup Council (NAMSC), in recognition of 75 years of demonstration and outreach in support of the North American maple industry. The award was announced in October, 2022, at the NAMSC annual conference held in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Continue reading “Proctor Center, Director Recognized for Contributions to Maple Syrup Research”

VT Governor Celebrates Proctor Maple Research Center 75th Anniversary

group of people in a sugarhouseEarlier this month, our Proctor Maple Research Center (PMRC) hosted Vermont Governor Phil Scott to tap the unofficial “first” maple tree at its facility along the western slope of Mt. Mansfield in Underhill. The event marked the start of maple season in Vermont and the 75th year of sugaring demonstration, research and outreach at PMRC.

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The 2021 Vermont Maple Conference

2021 Vermont Maple Conference

The University of Vermont Extension Maple program and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association (VMSMA) were co-hosts for the 2021 Vermont Maple Conference, held on December 8 to 11, 2021. The conference offered a mix of online and in-person learning with 15 informative sessions led by maple industry experts, maple producers and researchers including many from UVM. Continue reading “The 2021 Vermont Maple Conference”