Public comment sought on proposed Vermont maple grade changes
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, in partnership with the Vermont Sugarmakers Association and UVM Extension, will hold three public meetings to take comment on the proposed changes to the maple grading system.
The changes have been proposed to align the Vermont grading system with the standard recommended by the International Maple Syrup Institute. Members of the public will be given the opportunity to provide comment.
Meeting dates and locations are as follows:
· Tuesday, October 16 – Middlebury American Legion Post 27, 49 Wilson Road, Middlebury
· Wednesday, October 17 – South Woodstock Fire Station, Rt. 106, South Woodstock
· Thursday, October 18 – Lamoille Union Tech Center, Rt. 15, Hyde Park
The meetings will begin promptly at 7:00pm. After a brief presentation outlining the proposed changes, discussion will be moderated by Lynn Coale, Director of the Hannaford Career Center and a member of the Agriculture and Forest Products Development Board.
Input from these meetings will inform future consideration of the maple grading system standards.
For more information, please contact Henry Marckres at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets: 802-828-3458