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A message from Dr. Tim Perkins at the University of Vermont

Dear Maple Industry Leaders, I hope this message finds everyone healthy and enjoying the summer after a successful 2020 sugaring season.  Like many this year, despite the ongoing pandemic PMRC had a recent season of production.  We were also able to successfully complete many research projects, the results of which we will be happy to present when able. Because of the ongoing cancellation of maple meetings and restrictions in travel, I would like to bring to your attention several resources that the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center and UVM Extension Maple Program offers to maple producers (below).  I would very much appreciate your forwarding this message to all your members and/or including it in your association newsletters (print or email).  It is clear that the maple industry is growing and thriving due to the willingness of all segments of maple to generously share knowledge. As always, we appreciate constructive comments on our work and suggestions for future research and educational projects. Sincerely, Timothy D. Perkins, Ph.D. – Research Professor & Director University of Vermont Proctor Maple Research Center 802.899.9926 University of Vermont Resources for Maple Producers Although the 2020 maple season is over, learning how to improve the yield from your woods, maintaining the sustainability of your operation, increasing the profitability of your business, and broadening your knowledge on a wide variety of other maple topics needn’t stop.  To assist you with that, the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center and UVM Extension Maple offer several resources to maple producers.  UVM PMRC homepage Brief description of PMRC facilities and research UVM Extension Maple homepage Maple Extension resources UVM PMRC Educational Videos  A series of research and educational videos focusing on high yield production Maple Research NAMSC searchable database of recent (20+ yrs) maple research and information Vermont Maple Minute  Brief podcasts of topics relating to maple trees and maple syrup production Vermont Maple Bulletin Continuous update of the Vermont maple season Maple Business at UVM Extension Ag Business Programs with access to reports, outreach publications, recent presentations and maple benchmarking enrollment information Maple Manager a growing body of business planning tools, financial calculators, legal templates and forestry resources UVM Extension Maple Development   Online seminars starting in August 2020. Go to the website to see the calendar and register We welcome your comments on what you find useful, what further information you’d like to see offered, and how we can improve the transfer of information to you. T. Perkins, A. van den Berg, UVM Proctor Maple Res Ctr M. Isselhardt, and M. Cannella, UVM Extension Maple

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