We Are Still Here to Answer Your Questions

Maple Syrup Friends and Producers;

As you can see below The Ohio State University Extension staff is joining thousands of Ohio workers who are working from home. This does not mean that we are not available to help you with your questions and your problems. The Coronavirus outbreak has left all of us very concerned and somewhat distracted. However, our lives and our businesses must go on. While we are all adjusting it may be a good time to evaluate the 2020 maple season. I am sure as you evaluate your season you will have questions. Now is a good time to ask those question while it is fresh in your mind. Even though I certainly do not have all of the answers, I will do the best I can to help you out. Also, I would like to here about your season. As you know last year the USDA shutdown Ohio’s NASS Maple Survey. This has left a real gap in our production information. I do not want numbers only percentages of a normal season and comments concerning sap sugar percent, niter and other factors that effected your season. Thinking about the season good or bad may help to get your mind off what is going on in the outside world. It is also a very appropriate time to step back, take a deep breath and evaluate the situation rationally. Yes COVED-19 is very serious, and it should not be taken lightly. However, if we all follow Governor DeWine’s recommendations, we will get through this and return to our normal everyday lives very soon.

Please send your questions and Comment to ober.10@osu.edu. Put Ohio Maple Blog Question under “Subject” so I can give you a prompt response.

Hope to be hearing from you a prompt response.

Les Ober
Geauga County
OSU Extension
Ober.10@osu.edu

OSU Extension – Geauga County will be temporarily closed due to the confirmation of the coronavirus in the State of Ohio and Geauga County. The office will remain closed until we are notified that we can safely resume normal operations within our office space.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience for you our clientele. All staff will continue to respond to clientele’s concerns or questions remotely during normal office hours Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Please leave a message by calling 440-834-4656 or email the Geauga County staff. We will respond to your request as soon as we are able to in a timely manner.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this challenging time.

The OSU Extension – Geauga County Office Team

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