Fifth Annual Backyard Maple Syrup Workshop – February 1st, 10am-12pm Dixon Springs Agricultural Center

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Come join us for the fifth annual Backyard Maple Syrup Production Workshop! February 1st, 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center.
New this year is taste testing of our maple syrup produced right here at the Ag Center!
The fifth annual backyard maple syrup production workshop will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10am-12pm 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.
The program will cover tree identification, equipment needs, tree tapping, sap collection, boiling, and finishing maple syrup. Participants will see firsthand the processes involved in making maple syrup. We will have a demonstration of a syrup evaporator and an optional tour of a sugarbush forest, managed for maple syrup production and utilizing a pipeline system of sap collection. New this year is taste-testing maple syrup produced right here at Dixon Springs!The University of Illinois Extension will provide some activities for kids, including taste testing of real maple syrup!If you are interested in attending this workshop, please RSVP by January 30, 2020 by calling the Ag Center office at 618-695-2441, please indicate if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program.Program Activities
• Maple Syrup Basics
• Taste-Testing Maple Syrup
• Field Tour of Maple Syrup Collection System
• Kids Program
For more information:
Chris Evans—
cwevans@illinois.edu,
618-695-3383
Christopher Evans
Forestry Extension and Research Specialist
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampainDepartment of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois Extension Forestry
354 State Highway 145N
Simpson, IL 62985-9614
O: (618) 695-3383
C: (618) 364-7261
cwevans@illinois.edu

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