Chris Lindgren and Dana Ruppert from University of Vermont are recruiting active or prospective maple sap-only producers to participate in a research project.
UVM Extension Maple Business is developing financial tools and technical guidance to help folks make decisions about maple sap business ventures. To jump start this effort, they are currently conducting a Producer Survey to gather in-depth information on sap business economic activity across the maple region. It is hoped that the information gained from the study will help maple sap producers understand and learn more about production practices, costs and markets to enhance business opportunities. Production, marketing, business practices and peoples’ interest in the maple sap project and resources are at the heart of this survey. Their goal is to reach as many regional sugarmakers and sap producers as we can over the next couple months. The results of this survey will be published by UVM Extension, shared in industry publications and discussed at maple conferences beginning in 2023.
To take the survey – and remember this is for sap-only enterprises – please scan the QR code or visit Sap Survey at the Maple Manager website now.
This is a great opportunity to help the maple research community continue to build support and tools for all varieties and styles of maple operations.