Morning Sentinel Interviews Hopkins About Maple Mania

Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Morning Sentinel for an article about the Maine Maple Producers Association’s Maple Mania stop in Skowhegan on June 11–13. Maple Mania is an annual tour of Maine maple farms that seeks to share and promote the state’s maple syrup industry, according to the article. The event also includes workshops and educational components for maple syrup producers. “It’s a good time because it’s after the maple season is over and the cleanup is over,” Hopkins said. “In the far parts of the state, maple syrup production goes into May.” UMaine Extension works with the Maine Maple Producers Association to organize Maple Mania, which has been held at different locations around the state for the last five years, the article states.