The Franklin County Maple Sugarmakers Association is hosting the IMSI maple grading school on October 3 and 4, 2013, in Fairfield, Vt., at the town clerk's office.
The International Maple Grading School is for maple producers, bulk syrup buyers, state inspectors and others needing to accurately grade maple syrup or judge maple product entries at fairs and contests. Quality control issues are also addressed. This school will provide a strong scientific base combined with intensive hands-on exercises. This approach will enable participants to learn how to grade or judge maple products with confidence.
The registration fee of $135 per person includes refreshments, lunches, reference materials and a take-home maple grading kit. For further information, visit http://extension.umaine.edu/maple-grading-school/
or contact Kathy Hopkins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 207-474-9622 or 207-474-0374.
The International Maple Grading School is sponsored by the International Maple Syrup Institute, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.
The registration form is available at http://franklincountymaple.com/index.html#