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Veteran Finds Sweet Success in Return Home

Many returning veterans looking at agriculture

Smoke billows from the sugar shack where U.S. Marine veteran Jeremy Beaver cooks maple syrup. It is a crisp Sunday morning. A sweet, smoky smell and the sound of children playing fill the woods. Beaver likes the quiet of the woods where he taps maple trees for syrup. Equally, he likes the sound of his sons playing with their tractors…

A Sweet Opportunity

Volunteers tap around 100 maple trees for syrup

This is part one of a two-part story exploring the process of collecting sap and turning it into maple syrup at the Baskett Research Center near Ashland. Part two can be found by clicking here. The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center, near Ashland, spans nearly 2,300 acres and includes more…