DURHAM – UNH Cooperative Extension is working with NH Timberland Owner’s Association (NHTOA) and the NH Maple Producer’s Association to bring the first annual Maple School to Granite State maple producers. The program will be held on Sat., October 27, at Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton.
The school was carefully planned so every session has something for everyone, whether a backyard sugarmaker or large-scale producer. The program is designed to take participants from the sugar bush to the table, whether producers are marketing wholesale or selling their product direct to consumers at the farmer’s market.
Steve Taylor, former NH Commissioner of Agriculture and a maple producer himself, will be the keynote speaker, sharing his unique perspective about the New Hampshire maple brand. Dr. Tim Perkins from the University of Vermont Proctor Maple Research Center will discuss current research on maple production For those interested in equipment and supplies, there will be a small-scale trade show, with dealers like CDL and Leader, exhibiting their products.
Registration is required. The cost is $35.00 for the day for classes only or $45.00 for classes and lunch. Registration deadline is October 19. Visit www.nhwoods.org to register online and for a complete agenda of the day.
Questions about the first annual Maple School may be directed to Steve Roberge at (603) 352-4550 or email@example.com.