Mon, 22 May 2023
OFI 1789: “Tapping” Into A Sweet Nationwide Business | FFA SAE Edition | Dori Stuever | Capac High School FFA
Dori Stuever is a driven FFA student, a regional officer, a business owner and the feature of a newspaper article about her maple syrup business, County Line Kinds Pure Maple Syrup. Concentrating on marketing through social media, Dori is selling maple syrup throughout the United States, and she is the 6th generation in her family to be in this business.
Dori is also partnered with two neighbors, either tapping their trees or using their sugar shack for refining her maple sap into maple syrup. Being from the wide open, treeless spaces of Southwest Idaho, it is difficult for me to imagine, but Dori spends a lot of time in the woods of Michigan. She is either locating trees to tap, tending to her current taps or make sure that her prospective trees are healthy.
Dori is primarily home schooled, but she signed up for agriculture classes when she was in the 7th grade so that she would be able to be a part of the FFA. The FFA is another family tradition for her, going back to the days when her female relatives were not allowed to participate. When Dori is not at Capac High School for her agriculture classes, she is at home tending to her taps and frequently doing school work out in the woods because that is where she spends her time.