2023 Vermont Maple Conference Inperson Sessions

December 9, 2023 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vermont Technical College
1 Main Street
Randolph Center
$20 - $40
Vermont Sugarmakers Association
802 777-2667

The Vermont Sugarmakers Association and UVM Extension will hold the 2023 Vermont Maple Conference online on December 6th to 8th and in person at Vermont Technical College in Randolph on December 9th.   The conference will feature online and in person workshops on maple sugaring, marketing and other topics.

Cost to attend the online portion of conference is $20, to attend both online and in person sessions is $40.

To take part in the conference, register at 2023 Vermont Maple Conference (zeffy.com)


Agenda for the In Person Sessions December 9th

December 9th

8 am – 4:30 pm                    Maple Tradeshow

9:30 am – 10:15 am            Climate Resilience & Adaptation               Alexandra Koshiba, UVM

10:30 – 11:30 am                 Concurrent Sessions 1

11:45 – 12:45 pm                 Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 pm                     Concurrent Sessions 2

2:30 – 3:30 pm                     Concurrent Sessions 3

3:30 – 4:30 pm                     Concurrent Sessions 4


December 9th sessions include:

Why Certify                                                                           Ellie Palmer, VMSMA

Organic Certification for Maple Producers                       Nicole Dehne & Nick Sibley, VT Organic Farmers

Packaging Innovation                                                          Allison Hope, VMSMA

Sugarbush Road Infrastructure                                          Shawn Messier, Mountainside Excavation

County Forester Discussion                                               Nancy Patch & Jared Nunery

Effective Tapping Training                                                 Glenn Goodrich, Goodrich Maple Farm

Maple Syrup Tasting                                                           Mark Isselhardt, UVM Extension

Sugarhouse Certification                                                    Jason Gagne & Ellie Palmer, VMSMA

Small Scale Sugaring Fundamentals 2                            Mark Isselhardt, UVM Extension

Proctor Maple Research Update                                       Dr. Tim Perkins

Maple Markets                                                                      Mark Cannella, UVM Extension

Healthy Maples from the Ground Up                                Adam Wild, Cornell Maple Program

Individual Syrup Tasting                                                     Henry Marckres, Vermont Consumer Protection

Update Your Membership Profile to Maximize Exposure   Heather Winner, VMSMA