Hopkins to be inducted into Maple Hall of Fame, Morning Ag Clips reports
Morning Ag Clips reported University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Kathryn Hopkins will be inducted into the Maple Hall of Fame at the International Maple Museum Centre in Croghan, New York in May 2019. Only one other person from Maine has been selected for membership in the Hall of Fame in the council’s 41-year history. Hopkins joined UMaine Extension in 1993. Since 1997, she has been an educator in the UMaine Extension Somerset County office, responsible for agriculture and natural resources programming in the county and statewide. Hopkins serves as a statewide resource for the Maine maple syrup industry. She is one of the creators of the IMSI Maple Grading School that has been presented annually since 2004, and has served as director of the International Maple Syrup Institute since 2008. She will join 91 other inductees who are industry leaders and have “contributed their time, talent and leadership to the North American maple syrup industry,” the report states.