As you brush the dirt off your knees and shake the cobwebs from your head (what a crazy syrup season!), here is a new video featuring one of our state’s own maple producers – Bill & Dee Belew of Messenger Century Farm in Chagrin Falls, OH. You’ll remember that we have highlighted the EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) and other NRCS programs (such as the Conservation Stewardship Partners program) as excellent opportunities for maple producers to improve their woods AND their operations. This video is a marvelous example of just that.
A special thanks to Brooke DeCubellis who produced the video. Brooke DeCubellis serves as the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) public affairs specialist in Ohio. In this capacity, she creates and leverages communication strategies and products supporting NRCS objectives throughout the state. She maintains effective working relationships with regional partners, highlights local producer conservation efforts and shares technical and financial resources to further natural resource stewardship within the state. Brooke is a skilled communications professional, with more than ten years of experience in federal and state government work, specializing in media relations, public engagement, photography and videography. Thanks Brooke for shining a light on a fine example of what Ohio sugaring is all about!