Comments sought on proposed maple grade changes

Friday October 12, 2012

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, Oct. 16 - Middlebury American Legion Post 27, 49 Wilson Road, Middlebury

Wednesday, Oct. 17 - South Woodstock Fire Station, Rt. 106, South Woodstock

Thursday, Oct. 18 - Lamoille Union Tech Center, Rt. 15, Hyde Park

The meetings will begin promptly at 7 p.m. 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 For more information, call 802-828-3458


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