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Bailee Sharp, a rising second grader at Barbara A. Harvey Elementary School, pets a chicken.

Big lessons for little ranchers in Lakewood Ranch

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Bailee Sharp, a rising second grader at Barbara A. Harvey Elementary School, pets a chicken.

Josie Romine, a rising junior at Lakewood Ranch High School and camp counselor, watches as Lorenzo Vagi, a rising fourth grader at Robert E. Willis Elementary School, shows Linda, a heifer, some love.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Josie Romine, a rising junior at Lakewood Ranch High School and camp counselor, watches as Lorenzo Vagi, a rising fourth grader at Robert E. Willis Elementary School, shows Linda, a heifer, some love.

Brock Sampson, a rising fourth grader at Walden Lakes Elementary School, names a calf Licky because she loves to lick people.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Brock Sampson, a rising fourth grader at Walden Lakes Elementary School, names a calf Licky because she loves to lick people.

Maddy Hartwig, a rising Lakewood Ranch High School senior and camp counselor, and Abby Barry, a rising fourth grader at Imagine School at Lakewood Ranch, spend time with Crackers, a calf.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Maddy Hartwig, a rising Lakewood Ranch High School senior and camp counselor, and Abby Barry, a rising fourth grader at Imagine School at Lakewood Ranch, spend time with Crackers, a calf.

Maddy Hartwig, a rising senior at Lakewood Ranch High School and camp counselor, holds her finger out for a calf to lick.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Maddy Hartwig, a rising senior at Lakewood Ranch High School and camp counselor, holds her finger out for a calf to lick.

Brynn Shear, a rising fourth grader at B.D. Gullett Elementary School, feeds a goat.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Brynn Shear, a rising fourth grader at B.D. Gullett Elementary School, feeds a goat.

Sage Stevens, a rising fourth grader at Woodland Elementary School, holds onto a chicken.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Sage Stevens, a rising fourth grader at Woodland Elementary School, holds onto a chicken.

Charlie Wormuth, a rising fourth grader, cares for a chicken.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Charlie Wormuth, a rising fourth grader, cares for a chicken.

Chickens gather in the corner of the coop. Campers learn how Lakewood Ranch High School Future Farmers of America members care for and raise the chickens.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Chickens gather in the corner of the coop. Campers learn how Lakewood Ranch High School Future Farmers of America members care for and raise the chickens.

Daniel House and Charlie Wormuth, who are rising fourth graders, talk about the chickens they're holding.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Daniel House and Charlie Wormuth, who are rising fourth graders, talk about the chickens they're holding.

Maddy Hartwig, a rising senior at Lakewood Ranch High School and camp counselor, collects eggs the chickens laid.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Maddy Hartwig, a rising senior at Lakewood Ranch High School and camp counselor, collects eggs the chickens laid.

Mia Gorskey, a rising third grader at Gene Witt Elementary School, pets a calf.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Mia Gorskey, a rising third grader at Gene Witt Elementary School, pets a calf.

Daniel House, a rising fourth grader at Annie Lucy Williams Elementary School, spends time with a calf he named Buddy.

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 |

Daniel House, a rising fourth grader at Annie Lucy Williams Elementary School, spends time with a calf he named Buddy.

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