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FFA winner honored
Weaver FFA pic
Sen. Chip Pearson presents Bradley Weaver with a Senate Resolution commending him on winning a national award from the Future Farmers of America. - photo by For the Dawson Community News

Sen. Chip Pearson, R-Dawsonville, has honored Bradley Weaver with an official Senate Resolution (SR 839) commending the Dawson County resident for winning the National Future Farmers of America Agricultural Sales-Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award.


Weaver became the county’s first national FFA winner when he won the coveted award last October at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.


“I’m immensely proud of Bradley’s achievement. Winning a national FFA award is proof of his tremendous work ethic and dedication to developing strong leadership skills and a successful career in agriculture,” said Pearson. “As the first national winner in the history of Dawson County’s FFA chapter, Bradley brought great honor to his hometown and the entire state of Georgia. He will attend the National FFA competition next year, and I’m confident we’ll see this accomplished young man continue to exceed his goals.”


While Dawson County has had an FFA chapter since 1933, Weaver was the first to bring the national title home to the county.


His agribusiness, Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch, offers a nostalgic family experience in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, with homegrown pumpkins in the fall and fresh-cut trees and wreaths at Christmas time.


A passionate preservationist, Weaver has a thriving collection of heirloom and hybrid daffodils and day lilies, available for enthusiastic gardeners.  


Future Farmers of America uses agricultural education to develop students’ potential and help them discover their talent. Through hands-on experience, members develop tools that help them achieve real-world success.


FFA prepares members for more than 300 careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Agriculture is the nation’s largest employer with more than 24 million people working in some phase from growing food and fiber to selling it at the supermarket.