Maple Syrup Grading School: Promoting Quality, Increasing Profit

different grades of maple syrup in jars, maple syrup grading kitInternational 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 Grading School since 2004. They increased their knowledge about grading maple syrup and have saved money by increasing their profits, increasing their sales, or reducing their costs.

Handbook for Maple Grading and Judging Training

2024 International Maple Grading School

graphic icon for maple syrup grading school iconTwo Days of In-Person Lectures and Hands-On Demonstrations!

Friday, October 25 and Saturday October 26, 2024
8:30 a.m. Start Time, Both Days
Falmouth Regional Learning Center
Falmouth, Maine

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Icon graphic for maple syrup award winner2015 National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Search for Excellence in Forestry and Natural Resources

— National Winner — 

2011 Winners of the Golden Maple Leaf

Icon graphic for maple syrup award winnerThe 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.

Three staff with awards
2011 IMSI Golden Maple Leaf Award Winners. Photo by Alison Kosakowski

Testimonials from School Participants

Excellent explanations, exercises and interaction. Far better than reading available material only.

Participant, 2013

I do not want my name associated with bad syrup. This is an excellent class! Should be a requirement!

Participant, 2013

For me, I will be able to understand and discuss more intelligently with all the producers, anything concerning their individual syrup deliveries.

Participant, 2012

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.

Participant, 2012