Free Webinar Series on Tap for Sugar Makers

BURLINGTON – A free webinar series offered through the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension covers a broad array of topics of interest to maple producers, from maple production and forestry practices to business management.

Eight online sessions will be held from late July to October. Presenters will include Abby van den Berg, a UVM plant physiologist; Anthony D’Amato, UVM Forestry Program director; Mark Cannella, farm business management specialist; Mark Isselhardt, maple specialist; and Chris Lindgren, forest business coordinator, all with UVM Extension.

A separate registration is required for each webinar with the deadline to register 48 hours prior to the 7 p.m. start time for each session.

To register, go to maplemanager.org. Society of American Foresters Continuing Forestry Education Credits are available.

Topics and dates are as follows: July 21 – Total Yields from Red Maple; July 28 – Maple Start-Up Profiles and Financial Benchmarks; Aug. 11 – Best Practices for Birch Syrup Flavor; Aug. 25 – Sugarbush Inventory Methods; Sept. 15 – Sap-Only Enterprises; Sept. 29 – Binding Contracts and Legal Agreements; Oct. 13 – Maple Forests and Carbon; Oct. 27 – Northeast Forest Land Taxes and Programs

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Christi Sherlock at (802) 476-2003, ext. 200, or (866) 860-1382 (toll-free in Vermont) at least three weeks prior to the webinar date.