Ag Happenings: Making Maple Syrup

Wellsboro High School & students sugar shack sweetness!

by Nina Coolidge – April 5, 2018

Recently, students and parent volunteers in the agriculture department have started sap boiling at the high school. The FFA Chapter won a grant to start their business. Their setup includes an evaporator, holding tank, taps, and a few buckets. Students help to collect the sap from the buckets. The parent volunteers helped with the setup of the operation and the boiling of the sap. However, this year has not been good for sap. With the weather being cold, sap has not run as much. The sugar content of the sap is lower than normal.

Seeing as this is the first year for the new evaporator and with the weather being the way it is, the students and volunteers have not made a lot of maple syrup. However, once they produce more maple syrup in upcoming years they plan to give it to the school board and possibly sell it. When asked what their favorite thing about maple syrup was, the students replied with pancakes.

Credits:
Idea/Concept: Nina Coolidge
Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Tim Crane
Writing: Nina Coolidge
Correspondent: Nina Coolidge

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