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Supervised Agricultural Experience
The purpose of the SAE is
to gain work experience in agriculture and build life skills.
An SAE is
a project completed outside of class time that deals with any division of agriculture.
What are the divisions of agriculture that an SAE can deal with?
Plants, Animals, Agriculture business, Agriculture based science experiments
Six Major Types of SAE
Entrepreneurship, Experimental/Research, Analytical, Placement, Exploratory, Improvement
planning, implementing, operating and assuming financial risks in an agricultural business or farming activity.
Entrepreneurship SAE Examples
raising plants to sell, owning a lawn maintenance business or owning a farm supply store.
Record book entries required for an Entrepreneurship SAE
type of enterprise, amount of items bought or sold, expenses, income, efficiency factors, etc.
planning and conducting an agricultural experiment using the scientific process or scientific method.
Experimental/Research SAE Examples
comparing different fertilizer rates on plants.
Record Book entries required for an Experimental SAE
review of literature, hypothesis, data log, findings, recommendations, etc.
identifying an agricultural problem that cannot be solved by experiments. It does include designing a plan to investigate and analyze the problem.
Analytical SAE Examples
making a marketing display.
Record Book entries required for an Analytical SAE
title of activity, identification of problem, background information, steps to solve problem, project log of what was done, results, and recommendations.
placing students in jobs outside the regular classroom hours. They may be paid or unpaid (volunteer) work.
Placement SAE Examples
working at a farm supply store, at a greenhouse or for a landscape company.
Record Book entries required for a Placement SAE
training agreement signed by student, teacher, employer and parent or guardian stating which each will do, record of work, hours and income.
helping students learn about agriculture and become aware of possible agricultural careers through short times spent observing, shadowing or helping.
You may have to combine more than one ______ experience.
Exploratory SAE Examples
attending a career day, interviewing a veterinarian or assisting a horse owner.
Record Book entries required for an Exploratory SAE
date, activity, observation and comments and hours.
a series of activities that improves the value or appearance of the place of employment, school, home or community; the efficiency of a business or an enterprise; or the living conditions of the family.
Improvement SAE Examples
building a fence, computerizing records, remodeling a building or repairing equipment.
Record Book entries required for an Improvement SAE
date started, date completed, improvement activity and steps or tasks involved in the project, hours, costs.
performing one specific agricultural skill outside of normal class time
Supplementary SAE description
This skill is not related to the major SAE but is normally taught in an agricultural program, involves experimental learning and contributes to the development of agricultural skills and knowledge on the part of the student.
How long does a Supplementary SAE take?
The activity is accomplished in less than a day and does not require a series of steps.
Supplementary SAE examples
pruning a tree, staking tomatoes or changing oil
record book entries required for a Supplementary SAE
date, supplementary activities, comments and hours.
Why Should I Have an SAE?
1. Develop job skills.
2. Earn money.
3. Win FFA Awards.
4. Develop skills to start your own business.
5. Develop skills and knowledge that are helpful in college or work.
6. Learn about careers.
7. Keep accurate records.
8. Improve decision-making skills.