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Purdue Extension: Expert Resources for COVID-19

Maple Syrup

January 13, 2020


Completed record sheets are due into the Extension Office on or before June 20, 2020, 4:00 PM. No records, or late/incomplete record sheets will result in an exhibit being considered for EXHIBITION ONLY—NO PLACING.

1. Learn to identify sugar maple by buds and bark. Also determine number taps to be made.

2. Make at least 12 taps.

3. Procure proper equipment to tap trees and collect sap.

4. Collect sap and deliver to central gathering point or sugar house.

5. Learn to test sap for sugar content.

6. Keep a daily record of sap gathered and hours spent.

7. Clean and store equipment at end of season.

8. Spend at least two hours working and observing in a sugar house.

9. Write a summary of project and what you can do to improve it.

10. Those who have an opportunity to work regularly in a commercial sugar house may complete the project by keeping a daily record of time spent and jobs done. To include all jobs listed for regular member. Record must be signed by operator of sugar camp and turned into leader at end of project.

Exhibit required at the County Fair -one glass pint.

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