Buckeye fans now can pour official Ohio State Maple Syrup on their pancakes. It comes from the university’s Mansfield campus, where students and faculty with CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) planned and are running a nearly 20-acre sugarbush. A sugarbush is a maple tree forest used to produce maple syrup.
The project’s co-leader, Kathy Smith, SENR forestry program director, said that to her knowledge, the branded syrup “is a first for Ohio State.” Proceeds from selling the syrup will support student scholarships at the campus’s EcoLab, of which the sugarbush is a part.
Available in half-gallon ($50), quart ($24), pint ($16), and half-pint ($12) sizes, the syrup can be ordered from the project’s other co-leader, Gabe Karns, SENR visiting assistant professor, at email@example.com.