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With $500 K grant, Purdue aims to bring Indiana maple syrup industry back to its former glory

February 28, 2022

Story by Jillian Ellison

In 1919, Indiana stood as the nation’s number one maple syrup producer boasting vast acres of maple forests. Decades of removing trees, however, made the statewide industry move to the back of the line in scale of production.

A $500K Acer Access and Development Program grant, the USDA funded program that supports states’, tribal governments’, and research institutions’ promotion of the domestic maple syrup industry, was recently awarded to Purdue University’s College of Agriculture to move the needle in the other direction.... Continue reading here

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