mo. department of conservation

Kevin Hossman

University of Missouri forestry students have created maple syrup with a black and gold touch.

The Columbia Missourian reports the MU Ag Foundation provided a $15,000 grant to help students and landowners produce "MUple" syrup.

Ten students at the university's Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center near Ashland worked on the pancake-ready project. They purchased 100 taps and a new evaporator to remove water from the tree sap.