What is an SAE? Supervised Agriculture Experience or SAE
An agricultural education program is made up of three integrated parts: Classroom instruction, FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). Students with an SAE learn by doing. With help from their agricultural teachers, students develop an SAE project based on one or more SAE categories:
Entrepreneurship Own and operate an agricultural business (e.g. a lawn care service, plant production and sales.)
Placement Get a job or internship on a farm, at an agriculture-based business, or in a school or factory laboratory.
Research and Experimentation Plan and conduct a scientific experiment. (e.g. Test and determine different welding methods.)
Exploratory Explore careers in agriculture by attending an agriculture career fair, or creating a report or documentary on the work of a veterinarian.
What's the purpose of an SAE?
The SAE is a required component of a total agriculture education program and intended for every student. Through their involvement in the SAE program, students are able to consider multiple careers and occupations, learn expected workplace behavior, develop specific skills within an industry and are given opportunities to apply academic and occupational skills in the workplace or simulated workplace environment. Through these strategies, students learn how to apply what they are learning in the classroom as they prepare to transition into the world of college and career opportunities.
Greenhouse and Nursery Operations Horticulture students have access to a fully functional greenhouse and shade house that house student projects from both their classes and SAE projects. The greenhouse is used to grow and develop plants for our plant sales held every year.
Market Animals Members have the opportunity to participate in numerous market animal projects through our chapter. They can also show at multiple fairs. The market projects shown by our members include:
Cattle Chickens Goats Rabbits Sheep Swine
Breeding Projects Students can apply to our heifer chain project. They can also show at the fairs our chapter attends.