Maple In The News — teaching maple tapping

John Bowne students get schooled in science of syrup

teaching maple tapping

 By Joe Anuta   Student farmers at John Bowne High School in Flushing were visited last week by a mobile truck dispensing maple syrup cotton candy along with doses of education about a burgeoning Empire State commodity. On Oct. 3, members of the Future Farmers of America, from Verona, N.Y. paid a visit to the Main Street school’s farm to showcase what some syrup-slingers call “liquid gold.” “I want to expose my kids to as many aspects of the agricultural field as possible,” said Steve Perry, assistant principal and head of the agriculture program at the school. John Bowne boasts...

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