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2019 IMSI Maple Syrup Grading School, Duluth, Minnesota

$140.00

October 24-25, 2019
The Inn on Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota

Maximum: 25 Participants
Cost: $140/person
Registration Deadline is October 10, 2019

(2019 Agenda in the Program Description tab, below)

The International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Syrup 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.

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Program Description

IMSI Maple Syrup Grading School
October 24-25, 2019

The Inn on Lake Superior
350 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Phone: 218.726.1111 or 888.668.4352
Visit The Inn on Lake Superior website for more information.

Maximum: 25 Participants

Cost: $140/person
Registration Deadline is October 10, 2019

The International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Syrup 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.

2019 Agenda (Tentative)

First Day, October 24

9:00-9:30 a.m.: Refreshments

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Introductions and Review Agenda

10:30-11:15 a.m.: Hands-on Grading Exercise (five stations)

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: State and Federal Regulations, IMSI uniform grade standards, FSMA, Lead Proposition 65, Terroir

12:15-1:00 p.m.: Lunch (provided)

1:00-1:30 p.m.: Viscosity: Lecture and Exercise

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Density: Lecture and Exercise

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Color: Lecture and Exercise

3:30-4:00 p.m.: Clarity, Chemical Safety, Filtering

4:00-5:00 p.m.: Map of Maple, Flavor profiles, Standard Flavors

5:00-5:30 p.m.: Review, Questions, Preview Tomorrow Dinner on your own

Second Day, October 25

8:00-8:30 a.m.: Refreshments

8:30-9:00 a.m.: Off Flavors lecture

9:00-10:00 a.m.: Flavor Exercise – All

10:00-10:15 a.m.: Break

10:15-10:45 a.m.: Judging Maple Products lecture

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Judging Exercise, participants break into groups and judge their syrup and discuss – All

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided)

12:30-2:30 p.m.: Final grading exercise, discussion, and evaluation – All

For more information visit the Maple Syrup Grading School website.


If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call  Kathy Hopkins at 207.474.9622 or 800.287.1495 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

Program Details

Date

October 24-25, 2019

Location

The Inn on Lake Superior, 350 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

Contact Name

Kathy Hopkins, UMaine Extension Staff

Contact Email

khopkins@maine.edu

Contact Phone

207.474.9622 or 800.287.1495 (in Maine)

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