Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Webinar - Beginning Maple Syrup Production

The PA Forests Web Seminar Center is pleased to announce the January webinar. Bob Hansen, Forest Resources and Maple Products Extension Educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension, will be presenting Beginning Maple Syrup Production on Tuesday, January 12th at noon and again at 7 p.m. Each seminar lasts approximately one hour.

Many forest landowners seek additional opportunities to generate income off their property, not tied to harvesting timber; others like to be self-sufficient and make use of the resource they have; other landowners are looking for family-centered hobbies making use of their forested resources. This webinar will introduce the process of making maple syrup on a small scale, from selecting trees to managing your sugar bush, and what to think about if you want to get bigger and turn it into a business. Live presentations qualify for 1.0 SAF CFE, Category 2 credit.

Live seminars are scheduled for the second Tuesday of every month at noon and 7 p.m. Each session is recorded and loaded onto the Web Seminar Center along with a copy of the presentation and any handout materials. So, if you are unable to participate in the "live" session, a recording of it will be available for you to view at your convenience. Of course, none of the interactive elements will be available when watching the recording.

To participate in the live seminars you must register and have a "Friend of Penn State" user ID. The "Register Now" page on the website will walk you through this process. If you are a member of the Penn State community, you already have your User ID, but we ask that you register on the website so you can receive reminders of upcoming programs.

Participation in the web seminar does not require any special software. To view live and previously recorded webinars all you need is a high-speed Internet connection and sound.

Click here to view other upcoming webinars.

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