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Influence of demographic characteristics on production practices within the Ohio maple syrup industryAuthor(s): Gary W. Graham; P. Charles Goebel; Randall B. Heiligmann; Matthew S. Bumgardner
Source: Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 24(4): 290-295.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionMaple syrup production contributes approximately $5 million annually to Ohio's economy and provides supplemental nontimber forest product income for forestland owners. To better understand the factors that influence this important nontimber forest industry in Ohio, including producer heritage, producer age, sap collection methods, size of maple operation, and educational programming, we conducted a detailed survey of all known Ohio maple syrup producers (761 total producers). Over 80% of producers responded to the survey (620 respondents), making our analysis one of the most extensive of a maple industry in North America.
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CitationGraham, Gary W.; Goebel, P. Charles; Heiligmann, Randall B.; Bumgardner, Matthew S. 2007. Influence of demographic characteristics on production practices within the Ohio maple syrup industry. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 24(4): 290-295.
Keywordsextension programming, maple production, maple producer characteristics, programming impacts, Amish
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