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DCHS FFA holds FFA week
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Students from the DCHS FFA group recently celebrated FFA Week, teaching younger students in the school system about agriculture and about FFA. (photo courtesy of Keith Pankey)

Students from the Dawson County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) group recently celebrated FFA Week, hosting six days of FFA Week activities to teach younger students about agriculture and about FFA. 

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Students from the DCHS FFA group recently celebrated FFA Week, teaching younger students in the school system about agriculture and about FFA. (photo courtesy of Keith Pankey)

According to FFA Advisor Keith Pankey, students in kindergarten through seventh grade from all of the county’s schools took part in AG days, in which the students were invited to the DCHS AG department and rotated through student-led Agricultural Career Stations. 

“The stations ranged from poultry, greenhouse, animal science, alternative livestock, machinery, dairy, beef and others,” Pankey said. 

The students also took part in fun activities like “twinning day”, “Maroon day” and “wacky day” at the high school level, Pankey added. 

According to Pankey, the FFA Week events were facilitated with help from one of the local poultry producers, a member’s parent, an alumni member and the local Farm Bureau. The students in FFA were given a thank-you banner, which is now hanging in the livestock barn, from students at Robinson Elementary School. 

“The DCHS FFA thanks all of our community supporters of our program,” Pankey said.

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Students from the DCHS FFA group recently celebrated FFA Week, teaching younger students in the school system about agriculture and about FFA. (photo courtesy of Keith Pankey)