Backyard Maple Syrup Production Workshop Feb 2

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Backyard Maple Syrup Production Workshop Feb 2
Chris Evans, Extension Forestry & Research Specialist - University of Illinois

Register by January 30th
https://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/calendar_event.cfm?ID=80344

The fourth annual backyard maple syrup production workshop will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10am–3pm at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center, located at 354 State Highway 145 N, Simpson, IL 62985. This program is free and open to the public.

We are offering an expanded program this year! From 10-noon come learn the basics and see firsthand the entire process of backyard maple syrup production. Following a free lunch at noon, we will have maple syrup experts on hand to discuss scaling up production and advanced techniques and demonstrating equipment from 1pm to 3pm.

During the morning session, the University of Illinois Extension will provide some activities for kids, including taste testing of real maple syrup!

Program Schedule
* 10:00am to Noon - Maple syrup basics, kids activities, field tour
* Noon to 1:00pm - Lunch (provided)
* 1:00pm to 3:00 pm - Advanced techniques and equipment demo

You can choose to come to the morning session, the afternoon session or both! Register by January 30th.

For more information: Chris Evans cwevans@illinois.edu , 618–695–3383

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences United States Department of Agriculture. Local Extension Councils Cooperating provides equal opportunities in programming and employment.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact Dixon Springs Ag Center at 618–695–2441.