Senator Toby Stavisky gets more intimately acquainted with Bowne High School’s nationally-recognized agriculture program, during a recent visit to their barn, behind the school at 63-25 Main Street in Flushing
Bowne, with the only high school agriculture program in the city, serves more than 3,000 students who specialize in animal or plant science. They have four alpacas, two goats and a chicken coop with 150 hens. The school even sells eggs, which the students inspect and pack.
Silver, the amorous alpaca, “has the most beautiful eyes,” Stavisky chuckled, “and the alpacas don’t smell at all.” In case you were wondering, they’re sheep-like relatives of the camel, native to South America.