The students in the Dawson County FFA and 4H programs have been hard at work participating in several competitions and have placed in many of the events they’ve competed in.
According to DCHS FFA (Future Farmers of America) Advisor Keith Pankey, students in the FFA program recently competed in AG sales, farm business management and employability skills on Tuesday Nov. 9. The Dawson County students placed fifth in AG sales, ninth in farm business management and sixth in their bracket in employability skills.
“The kids worked hard at each event,” Pankey said. “The ‘Awesome’ that is Dawson is working hard this year.”
Younger students in the school system have also been participating in 4H events and report success, according to parent Greg Baloga.
Olivia Graham from the Dawson County 4H group recently participated in the Eastanollee Stephens County Blue Ribbon challenge, placing second in British Breed Class. Both Graham and fellow student Emily Cox also placed in showmanship.