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Sumter County Farm City Week 2021

Farm City Week will be celebrated this year from November 17 through November 24. The event has been held around the country since the 1950s to celebrate and promote agriculture. It is a week to express appreciation of the beneficial partnerships between growers and consumers.

This year, Sumter County Economic Development, UF-IFAS extension and other community partners will offer an in-person event at Whispering Oaks Winery on November 12 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will be held outside and includes educational presentations, lunch, and a tour of the winery.

The event is free, but space is limited, so registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.

June is National Homeownership Month!

Sumter County Housing Services is recognizing National Homeownership Month in June with a proclamation by the Sumter Board of County Commissioners. Housing Services staff was joined by two community partners, Homes in Partnership and Habitat for Humanity to accept the Proclamation at a recent Board meeting.

Population forecast ranks Sumter as No. 1

Because of The Villages® community, the BEBR demographers forecast Sumter as the state’s fastest-growing county in percentage increase during each of the five-year increments through 2045. Using 2020 as the baseline, the demographers expect the county to grow by 72% to a low, medium and high average of 243,533 residents by 2045.