SKOWHEGAN — The International Maple Grading School will be offered Friday and Saturday. The 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, according to a news release. This school will provide a strong scientific base combined with intensive hands-on exercises. This approach will enable participants to learn how to grade or judge maple products with confidence.

Space is limited and preregistration is required. For further information, contact Kathy Hopkins at 474-9622, Fax 207-474-0374,email:[email protected] maine.edu or visit http://exten sion.umaine.edu/maple-grad ing-school/.

The International Maple Grading School is sponsored by the International Maple Syrup Institute, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

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