Florida trends: VHS steer project

Alicia Chavez, an 18-year-old senior, washes a steer during a class through The Villages High School’s Agriscience Academy at a farm off County Road 101 in Oxford. The class is preparing the steer, named Moose, for the Sumter County Fair next March.

For future farmers, it’s never too early to raise show animals.

And while it may seem early to start for the next county fair as soon as the current one ends, it’s the standard practice for many fairs.

But the start for The Villages High School Agriscience Academy’s steer project for the 2022 Sumter County Fair was earlier than advisor Scott Woythaler can remember.

So much, that his outgoing senior class is starting the work that the class of 2022 will finish.

Read this story and many others in Monday's edition of the Daily Sun.