The North Region Area 1 FFA (Future Farmers of America) has recently announced chapter-of-the-year placings, and the Dawson County High School FFA was ranked as the third best performing chapter out of all high schools in the area, according to DCHS FFA advisor Keith Pankey.
FFA is a student organization aimed at helping students reach their potential for leadership, growth and success through agriculture education. Throughout the semester, FFA students participate in competitions like livestock evaluations, dairy evaluations and mechanics contests.
So far this semester, FFA students have participated in land evaluation, tractor safety and operations and wildlife and natural resources.
The Dawson County FFA placed sixth overall in land evaluation, with Bryce Beach finishing as the third overall high individual in the senior event. The Dawson County FFA placed fifth overall in the wildlife and natural resources senior event, and Freddie Jenkins placed 16th in tractor driving.
Pankey said he and other FFA leadership are excited by the success the FFA students have achieved so far and that they are looking forward to the rest of the year.
“I’m very proud of the DCHS FFA and how hard they’re working this year and how hard they worked last year,” Pankey said.
Alumni Tractor Show
On Saturday, Oct. 30, the Dawson County FFA Alumni will host their annual tractor show, according to a release by the FFA.
The tractor show, at the Dawsonville Farmers Market, will feature antique tractors. The event will include voting and awards for tractors, including Best in Show, FFA Choice and more.
Vendors at the event will include 31 Totes, Collar Cuffs, Color Street, Designs in Bloom, Mary and Martha, Once Upon a Stitch, Plunder with Selena’s Sassy Sparkles, Simple Wicks, Sweet as a Peach Creations, Paparazzi and Wreaths by The Crafty Nanny Sue.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks will be available for purchase, and all proceeds will benefit the FFA students at Dawson County High School.