Maple Syrup Grading School: Promoting Quality, Increasing Profit
The International Maple Syrup Institute 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 provides a strong scientific base combined with intensive hands-on exercises. This approach enables participants to learn how to grade or judge maple products with confidence.
Over 200 participants have attended the International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Grading School since 2004. They increased their knowledge about grading maple syrup and saved money by increasing their profits, increasing their sales, or reducing their costs.
Upcoming 2019 International Maple Syrup Institute Grading Schools
The Proctor Maple Research Center Underhill, VT, September 17-18, 2019
The Inn on Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota, October 24-25, 2019
2015 National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Search for Excellence in Forestry and Natural Resources
— National Winner —
2011 Winners of the Golden Maple Leaf
The International Maple Syrup Institute Golden Maple Leaf Award recognizes outstanding contributions which have helped advance the North American Maple Syrup Industry in at least one of the following areas: research, education/technology transfer, equipment innovation, or product marketing.
Testimonials from School Participants
Excellent explanations, exercises and interaction. Far better than reading available material only.
I do not want my name associated with bad syrup. This is an excellent class! Should be a requirement!
For me, I will be able to understand and discuss more intelligently with all the producers, anything concerning their individual syrup deliveries.
Thank you for this class it has been very helpful and informative. I would definitely take the class again and would have others that help me with my operation also come and highly recommend to others that are in the business.