SAE_Ideas

					Supervised Agricultural Education (SAE) Ideas
Ever hear, "I don't know what to do for my SAE?"
This workbook puts hundreds of ideas at your student's fingertips. The separate pages are sorted according to area of
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or type of opportunity. This workbook will help you, as well as your students, generate ideas for SAE programs.
new SAE's are continually discovered. All SAE's within this workbook may not be approved
recognition in all states. Check with your state staff for your state's standards for SAE

         The SAE Ideas are broken down into 7 categories: (click on link below to go to one of

       Animal Systems
       Business Systems
       Environmental Service Systems
       Food Products/Processing Systems
       Natural Resources Systems
       Plant Systems
       Power, Structural & Technical Systems
are sorted according to area of agriculture, type of SAE program
                   This listing is not all inclusive as
ideas for SAE programs.
ok may not be approved for reporting and/or award
standards for SAE

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Animal Systems
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 Animal Systems - Entrepreneurship                     Proficiency Award Area Proficiency Description 1                                                                       Proficiency Description 2
                                                                                     Beef Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
 Buy and show a calf at fairs                                Beef Production
                                                                                     produce and market beef.
                                                                                     Poultry Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
 Form a cooperative with other students to raise
                                                            Poultry Production       produce and market chickens, turkeys, domestic fowl such as ducks, geese and
 broiler chickens
                                                                                     guinea, and their products.
                                                                                     Aquaculture – involves programs that use the best management practices available
                                                                                     to produce and market aquatic plants and animals. Programs can include catfish,
 Grow catfish to sell to local cafes.                          Aquaculture
                                                                                     shrimp and crawfish farming; mollusks; salmon ranching; tropical fish rearing and
                                                                                     tilapia culture.
                                                                                     Small Animal Production and Care-using the best management practices available
                                                                                     to efficiently produce and market small pet animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs, mice,
                                                       Small Animal Production and   hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in caring
 Operate a pet-sitting service.
                                                                  Care               for the well being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop, groomer,
                                                                                     dog trainer, serving as a veterinary assistant, providing pet sitting services or
                                                                                     working at a kennel.
                                                                                     Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor recreational activities as
                                                                                     the primary land use. Some activities best suited to family use or as income-
 Organize and/or run a petting zoo at local fairs or                                 producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping areas, fishing,
                                                           Outdoor Recreation
 farmers' markets.                                                                   hunting, shooting preserves, guide services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest
                                                                                     ranches, natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events where member does not
                                                                                     own or manage animals.
                                                                                     Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                                     and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
                                                                                     services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
 Provide a kennel cleaning service.                        Agricultural Services
                                                                                     hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate
                                                                                     services offered through agricultural enterprises.

 Provide equine training services.                                                   Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                                     and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
                                                                                     services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
                                                           Agricultural Services
                                                                                     hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate
                                                                                     services offered through agricultural enterprises.

                                                                                     Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor recreational activities as
                                                                                     the primary land use. Some activities best suited to family use or as income-
 Provide fishing and hiking services for area youth                                  producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping areas, fishing,
                                                           Outdoor Recreation
 groups and elementary students.                                                     hunting, shooting preserves, guide services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest
                                                                                     ranches, natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events where member does not
                                                                                     own or manage animals.
 Raise and sell farm-fresh eggs.                           Poultry Production        Poultry Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
                                                                                     produce and market chickens, turkeys, domestic fowl such as ducks, geese and
                                                                                     guinea, and their products.

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                                                                                    Small Animal Production and Care-using the best management practices available
                                                                                    to efficiently produce and market small pet animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs,
                                                      Small Animal Production and   mice, hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in
Raise and sell purebred dogs.
                                                                 Care               caring for the well being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop,
                                                                                    groomer, dog trainer, serving as a veterinary assistant, providing pet sitting services
                                                                                    or working at a kennel.
                                                                                    Small Animal Production and Care-using the best management practices available
                                                                                    to efficiently produce and market small pet animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs, mice,
                                                      Small Animal Production and   hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in caring
Raise and train hunting dogs.
                                                                 Care               for the well being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop, groomer,
                                                                                    dog trainer, serving as a veterinary assistant, providing pet sitting services or
                                                                                    working at a kennel.
                                                                                    Small Animal Production and Care-using the best management practices available
                                                                                    to efficiently produce and market small pet animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs,
Raise chinchillas, hamsters or gerbils and sell       Small Animal Production and   mice, hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in
them on the Internet.                                            Care               caring for the well being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop,
                                                                                    groomer, dog trainer, serving as a veterinary assistant, providing pet sitting services
                                                                                    or working at a kennel.
                                                                                    Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives to improve the availability
                                                                                    of fish and wildlife through practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
                                                        Wildlife Production and     development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish & Wildlife
Raise fish for the state fish and game department.
                                                             Management             departments, Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking of
                                                                                    fish and wild game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are eligible if used as
                                                                                    an income enterprise.
                                                                                    Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives to improve the availability
                                                                                    of fish and wildlife through practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
Raise game birds to sell for the training of bird       Wildlife Production and     development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish & Wildlife departments,
dogs.                                                        Management             Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                                                    game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are eligible if used as an income
                                                                                    enterprise.
                                                                                                                                                                              Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives to improve the availability of
                                                                                    Aquaculture – involves programs that use the best management practices available          fish and wildlife through practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
                                                     Aquaculture or
                                                                                    to produce and market aquatic plants and animals. Programs can include catfish,           development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish & Wildlife departments,
Raise game fish for sale to stockponds.                 Wildlife Production and
                                                                                    shrimp and crawfish farming; mollusks; salmon ranching; tropical fish rearing and         Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                             Management
                                                                                    tilapia culture.                                                                          game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are eligible if used as an income
                                                                                                                                                                              enterprise.
                                                                                    Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives to improve the availability
                                                                                    of fish and wildlife through practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
Raise indigenous snakes and release into the wild       Wildlife Production and     development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish & Wildlife departments,
(at approved area) each summer.                              Management             Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                                                    game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are eligible if used as an income
                                                                                    enterprise.
                                                                                    Swine Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
Raise market pigs.                                         Swine Production
                                                                                    produce and market swine.
                                                                                    Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives to improve the availability
                                                                                    of fish and wildlife through practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
Raise pheasants or quail to be released into the        Wildlife Production and     development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish & Wildlife departments,
wild.                                                        Management             Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                                                    game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are eligible if used as an income
                                                                                    enterprise.


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                                                                                  Specialty Animal Production-using the best management practices available to
                                                                                  efficiently produce and market specialty animals not covered in any of the existing
Raise your own livestock or specialty animals.    Specialty Animal Production     award categories, such as: bees, goats, mules, donkeys, miniature horses, mink,
                                                                                  worms, ostriches, emus, alpacas or llamas. Placement could include zoo worker or
                                                                                  placement at any specialty animal facility.
                                                                                  Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives to improve the availability
                                                                                  of fish and wildlife through practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
                                                    Wildlife Production and       development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish & Wildlife departments,
Run a trapping business.
                                                         Management               Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                                                  game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are eligible if used as an income
                                                                                  enterprise.
                                                                                  Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                                  and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
Start a dog obedience training service.               Agricultural Services       services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
                                                                                  hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate services
                                                                                  offered through agricultural enterprises.
                                                                                  Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                                  and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
Start a dog walking business.                         Agricultural Services       services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
                                                                                  hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate
                                                                                  services offered through agricultural enterprises.
Animal Systems - Placement                        Proficiency Award Area Proficiency Description 1                                                                        Proficiency Description 2
                                                 Equine Science or                Equine Science-typically provides insights into horse production, breeding,             Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor recreational activities as the
                                                                                  marketing, showing and other aspects of the equine industry. Programs may also          primary land use. Some activities best suited to family use or as income-producing
Assist a horse group that works with disabled                                     include calf roping, barrel racing, rodeo, racing, riding lessons and therapeutic       enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting
students.                                         Outdoor Recreation              horseback riding if horses are owned and/or managed by the member.                      preserves, guide services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest ranches, natural
                                                 (See Proficiency Description 2                                                                                           scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events where member does not own or manage
                                                          in column E)                                                                                                    animals.
                                                                                  Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                                  and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
                                                                                  services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
Work at a horse stable.                               Agricultural Services
                                                                                  hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate
                                                                                  services offered through agricultural enterprises.

                                                                                  Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                                  and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
Create a classroom pet adoption program with                                      services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
                                                      Agricultural Services
elementary schools.                                                               hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate
                                                                                  services offered through agricultural enterprises.

                                                                                  Aquaculture – involves programs that use the best management practices available
                                                                                  to produce and market aquatic plants and animals. Programs can include catfish,
Maintain the school's aquaculture system.                 Aquaculture
                                                                                  shrimp and crawfish farming; mollusks; salmon ranching; tropical fish rearing and
                                                                                  tilapia culture.
                                                                                  Aquaculture – involves programs that use the best management practices available
                                                                                  to produce and market aquatic plants and animals. Programs can include catfish,
Manage a small aquatics lab.                              Aquaculture
                                                                                  shrimp and crawfish farming; mollusks; salmon ranching; tropical fish rearing and
                                                                                  tilapia culture.



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                                                                                Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                                and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
Participate in a mentorship program with a
                                                   Agricultural Services        services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
taxidermist.
                                                                                hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate services
                                                                                offered through agricultural enterprises.
                                                                                Small Animal Production and Care-using the best management practices available
                                                                                to efficiently produce and market small pet animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs, mice,
                                               Small Animal Production and      hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in caring
Take care of classroom animals.
                                                          Care                  for the well being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop, groomer,
                                                                                dog trainer, serving as a veterinary assistant, providing pet sitting services or
                                                                                working at a kennel.
                                                                                Beef Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
Work as a beef feedlot assistant.                    Beef Production
                                                                                produce and market beef.
                                                                                Small Animal Production and Care-using the best management practices available
                                                                                to efficiently produce and market small pet animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs, mice,
                                               Small Animal Production and      hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in caring
Work as a veterinarian assistant.
                                                          Care                  for the well being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop, groomer,
                                                                                dog trainer, serving as a veterinary assistant, providing pet sitting services or
                                                                                working at a kennel.
                                                                                Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor recreational activities as
                                                                                the primary land use. Some activities best suited to family use or as income-
                                                                                producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping areas, fishing,
Work as a wildlife outfitter or guide.              Outdoor Recreation
                                                                                hunting, shooting preserves, guide services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest
                                                                                ranches, natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events where member does not
                                                                                own or manage animals.
                                                                                Small Animal Production and Care-using the best management practices available
                                                                                to efficiently produce and market small pet animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs, mice,
Work at a university research lab caring for   Small Animal Production and      hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in
small animals.                                            Care                  caring for the well being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop,
                                                                                groomer, dog trainer, serving as a veterinary assistant, providing pet sitting services
                                                                                or working at a kennel.
                                                  Dependent upon type of        Beef Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently            Dairy Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
Work at a livestock farm or a ranch.           livestock raised (Beef, Dairy,   produce and market beef.                                                                produce and market dairy cattle and dairy products.
                                                        Sheep, etc.)
                                                                                Small Animal Production and Care-using the best management practices available
                                                                                to efficiently produce and market small pet animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs, mice,
                                               Small Animal Production and      hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in
Work at a pet shop.
                                                          Care                  caring for the well being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop,
                                                                                groomer, dog trainer, serving as a veterinary assistant, providing pet sitting services
                                                                                or working at a kennel.
                                                                                Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                                                                                                                          Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed, seed, fertilizer or
                                                 Agricultural Services or       and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
                                                                                                                                                                          agricultural chemicals. Students may also own businesses that involve the sales of
                                               Agricultural Sales               services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
Work at the local livestock auction barn.                                                                                                                                 agricultural equipment, machinery or structures. Activities may also include the
                                               (Depending upon the task the     hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate              merchandising of crops, livestock, processed agricultural commodities, horticultural
                                                  student is performing)        services offered through agricultural enterprises.                                        or forestry items at either the retail or wholesale level.




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                                                                                  Small Animal Production and Care-using the best management practices available
                                                                                  to efficiently produce and market small pet animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs, mice,
                                                    Small Animal Production and   hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in caring
Work for a pet-sitting service.
                                                               Care               for the well being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop, groomer,
                                                                                  dog trainer, serving as a veterinary assistant, providing pet sitting services or
                                                                                  working at a kennel.
                                                                                  Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                                  and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
                                                                                  services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
Work for a predator control service                     Agricultural Services
                                                                                  hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate
                                                                                  services offered through agricultural enterprises.

                                                                                  Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor recreational activities as
                                                                                  the primary land use. Some activities best suited to family use or as income-
Work for a rodeo company caring for animals                                       producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping areas, fishing,
                                                        Outdoor Recreation
and assisting with rodeos.                                                        hunting, shooting preserves, guide services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest
                                                                                  ranches, natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events where member does not
                                                                                  own or manage animals.
                                                                                  Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives to improve the availability
                                                                                  of fish and wildlife through practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
                                                      Wildlife Production and     development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish & Wildlife
Work for the state game and fish department
                                                           Management             departments, Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking of
                                                                                  fish and wild game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are eligible if used as
                                                                                  an income enterprise.
                                                                                  Agricultural Processing-involves students working in assembling, transporting,           Food Science and Technology-involves students working for wages and or
                                                                                  processing, fabricating, mixing, packaging, and storing food and nonfood                 experience in the applying microbiology and biochemistry or food product research
                                                     Agricultural Processing or   agricultural products. Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,        and development to improve taste, nutrition, quality and/or value of food. Programs
                                                    Food Science and Technology   raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup and/or other food processing. Non-food       could include research, development of new products, food testing, grading and
Work in the grocery store meats department.                                       products could include by-products processing such as meat, bone, fish and blood
                                                      depending upon specific                                                                                              inspecting. Work experience could be obtained at research facilities, in classroom/lab
                                                              activities          meal, tallow, making compost, hides, processing of wool & cotton, cubing &               facilities, or by testing milk or other foods for quality and safety. Food Science is not
                                                                                  pelleting of forages, producing bird seed and other pet foods. NOTE: Processing          processing of food products, marketing or sales of food products, or food preparation
                                                                                  of forest products is no longer part of the Agricultural Processing area. See Forest     and/or service.
                                                                                  Management and Products.
                                                                                  Dairy Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
Work on a dairy farm or heifer raising farm.             Dairy Production
                                                                                  produce and market dairy cattle and dairy products.
                                                                                  Specialty Animal Production-using the best management practices available to
                                                                                  efficiently produce and market specialty animals not covered in any of the existing
Work on an exotic animal farm.                      Specialty Animal Production   award categories, such as: bees, goats, mules, donkeys, miniature horses, mink,
                                                                                  worms, ostriches, emus, alpacas or llamas. Placement could include zoo worker or
                                                                                  placement at any specialty animal facility.
Animal Systems - Research &
                                                    Proficiency Award Area
Agriscience                                                                       Proficiency Description 1                                                                Proficiency Description 2
                                                                                  Poultry Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
Conduct feed trials for growing broiler chickens.       Poultry Production        produce and market chickens, turkeys, domestic fowl such as ducks, geese and
                                                                                  guinea, and their products.
                                                                                  Poultry Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
Research cage layers versus floor layers for egg
                                                        Poultry Production        produce and market chickens, turkeys, domestic fowl such as ducks, geese and
production.
                                                                                  guinea, and their products.




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                                                                                       Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences in new
Research effectiveness of various estrus                 Emerging Agricultural         and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science, biotechnology lab
synchronization hormones.                                    Technology                research, computers and other new and emerging technologies that are not covered
                                                                                       in any of the existing award categories.
                                                                                       Swine Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
Research feed trial testing different swine diets.          Swine Production
                                                                                       produce and market swine.
                                                                                       Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives to improve the availability
                                                                                       of fish and wildlife through practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
Research methods of predator control and                Wildlife Production and        development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish &Wildlife departments,
trapping.                                                    Management                Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                                                       game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are eligible if used as an income
                                                                                       enterprise.
                                                                                       Small Animal Production and Care-using the best management practices available
                                                                                       to efficiently produce and market small pet animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs, mice,
Discover the number of pet owners in the              Small Animal Production and      hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in caring
community and their priority concerns.                           Care                  for the well being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop, groomer,
                                                                                       dog trainer, serving as a veterinary assistant, providing pet sitting services or
                                                                                       working at a kennel.
                                                                                       Small Animal Production and Care-using the best management practices available
                                                                                       to efficiently produce and market small pet animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs, mice,
Research the best diet to help obese pets lose        Small Animal Production and      hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in caring
weight.                                                          Care                  for the well being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop, groomer,
                                                                                       dog trainer, serving as a veterinary assistant, providing pet sitting services or
                                                                                       working at a kennel.
                                                         Dependent upon type of        Beef Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently           Dairy Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
Study the effects of genetic selection in groups of
                                                      livestock raised (Beef, Dairy,   produce and market beef.                                                               produce and market dairy cattle and dairy products.
animals over time.
                                                               Sheep, etc.)
Test the selection of young pigs based on grade                                        Swine Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
                                                            Swine Production
and lean yield at slaughter.                                                           produce and market swine.

Animal Systems - Exploratory & Service                Proficiency Award Area
                                                                                       Proficiency Description 1                                                            Proficiency Description 2
                                                      Small Animal Production and
Assist at local animal shelter.
                                                                 Care
                                                                                       Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                                       and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
Conduct a survey of all livestock operations in                                        services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
                                                          Agricultural Services
your area.                                                                             hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate
                                                                                       services offered through agricultural enterprises.

                                                                                       Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives to improve the availability
                                                                                       of fish and wildlife through practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
                                                        Wildlife Production and        development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish &Wildlife departments,
Conduct surveys of wildlife populations.
                                                             Management                Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                                                       game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are eligible if used as an income
                                                                                       enterprise.




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                                                                            Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to education and
                                                                            extension, including, but not limited to: youth mentoring, agricultural education
                                                                            departmental assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators, students
Coordinate and conduct a horse safety camp.                                 developing and conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
                                                                            organizations and school aged youth, and students who are involved in SAEs
                                                                            surrounding educating the public about the broad topics of agriculture, agriculture
                                                   Agricultural Education   education and the FFA
                                                                            Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                            and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
                                                                            services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
Maintain aquariums for local businesses.           Agricultural Services
                                                                            hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate
                                                                            services offered through agricultural enterprises.

                                                                            Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                            and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
Manage livestock show and supplies for FFA                                  services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
                                                   Agricultural Services
chapter.                                                                    hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate
                                                                            services offered through agricultural enterprises.

                                                                            Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to education and
                                                                            extension, including, but not limited to: youth mentoring, agricultural education
                                                                            departmental assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators, students
Plan and implement a "hands-on" livestock field
                                                   Agricultural Education   developing and conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
trip.
                                                                            organizations and school aged youth, and students who are involved in SAEs
                                                                            surrounding educating the public about the broad topics of agriculture, agriculture
                                                                            education and the FFA
                                                                            Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives to improve the availability
                                                                            of fish and wildlife through practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
                                                  Wildlife Production and   development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish &Wildlife departments,
Provide a home for homeless pets.
                                                       Management           Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                                            game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are eligible if used as an income
                                                                            enterprise.
                                                                            Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment operation
                                                                            and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services, animal breeding
Staff FFA displays that have farm animals at                                services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
                                                   Agricultural Services
county and state fairs.                                                     hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate
                                                                            services offered through agricultural enterprises.

                                                                            Home and/or Community Development-typically involves improving and
                                                                            protecting the beauty of an area by using natural vegetation or commercial
                                                                            ornamental plants and/or modernizing the home for better health and comfort
Take small animals to nursing homes for visits.                             through installation or improvement of water and sanitary facilities, heating and air
                                                                            conditioning or labor saving devices. Also includes community development
                                                  Home and/or Community     activities such as volunteerism, community development and community betterment
                                                       Development          activities.




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                                                                       Home and/or Community Development-typically involves improving and
                                                                       protecting the beauty of an area by using natural vegetation or commercial
                                                                       ornamental plants and/or modernizing the home for better health and comfort
Volunteer to assist with a livestock show or
                                                                       through installation or improvement of water and sanitary facilities, heating and air
county fair.
                                                                       conditioning or labor saving devices. Also includes community development
                                               Home and/or Community   activities such as volunteerism, community development and community
                                                    Development        betterment activities.




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Sheep Production-using the best management practices available to
efficiently produce and market sheep and wool.




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Sheep Production-using the best management practices available to
efficiently produce and market sheep and wool.




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     Business Systems -
     Entrepreneurship             Proficiency Award Area    Proficiency Description 1                                         Proficiency Description 2
                                                            Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                            equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                            management and financial services, animal breeding services,
  Operate custom combining                                  custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                    Agricultural Services
           service.                                         services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                            services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                            agricultural enterprises.

                                                            Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                            equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                            management and financial services, animal breeding
Operate custom heifer raising                               services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
                                    Agricultural Services
          service.                                          taxidermy services, animal hospital services, custom and
                                                            contract feeding services or other appropriate services offered
                                                            through agricultural enterprises.

                                                            Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                            equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                            management and financial services, animal breeding
 Operate custom hog raising                                 services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
                                    Agricultural Services
          business.                                         taxidermy services, animal hospital services, custom and
                                                            contract feeding services or other appropriate services offered
                                                            through agricultural enterprises.

                                                            Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed,
                                                            seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also
                                                            own businesses that involve the sales of agricultural
Work at a seed corn dealership.      Agricultural Sales     equipment, machinery or structures. Activities may also
                                                            include the merchandising of crops, livestock, processed
                                                            agricultural commodities, horticultural or forestry items at
                                                            either the retail or wholesale level.
                                                            Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                            equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                            management and financial services, animal breeding services,
Operate a poultry litter clean-                             custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                    Agricultural Services
         out service.                                       services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                            services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                            agricultural enterprises.




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                                                             Turf Grass Management-typically involves the planting and
                                                             maintaining of turf for outdoor beautification, providing a
      Operate a lawn
                                   Turf Grass Management     lawn-mowing service, improvement of recreational areas, sod
 mainteance/mowing service.
                                                             produced for sale, and golf course management.

                                                             Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed,
                                                             seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also
                                                             own businesses that involve the sales of agricultural
Start a franchise of an existing
                                      Agricultural Sales     equipment, machinery or structures. Activities may also
     fruit/vegetable stand.
                                                             include the merchandising of crops, livestock, processed
                                                             agricultural commodities, horticultural or forestry items at
                                                             either the retail or wholesale level.
                                                             Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                             equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                             management and financial services, animal breeding services,
  Start a service that cleans                                custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                     Agricultural Services
     leaves from gutters.                                    services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                             services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                             agricultural enterprises.

                                                             Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                             equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                             management and financial services, animal breeding services,
Operate a hay hauling service.       Agricultural Services   custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                                             services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                             services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                             agricultural enterprises.

                                                             Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                             equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                             management and financial services, animal breeding services,
  Operate a custom spraying                                  custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                     Agricultural Services
           service.                                          services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                             services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                             agricultural enterprises.

Business Systems -
Placement                          Proficiency Award Area    Proficiency Description




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                                                                                     Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                     equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                                                     management and financial services, animal breeding services,
Work as a service provider in a                                                      custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                                Agricultural Services
        grocery store.                                                               services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                                                     services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                                                     agricultural enterprises.

                                                                                 Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-involves
                                                                                 the design, and construction of agricultural equipment and/or
   Work for a local cement
                                                                                 structures or the structural materials selection and/or
    company that installs          Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication
                                                                                 implementation of plans for utilizing concrete, electricity,
   agriculture applications.
                                                                                 plumbing, heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning into
                                                                                 agricultural settings.
                                                                                 Grain Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                 available to efficiently produce and market crops for grain
Work as a grain tester/handler
                                                 Grain Production                production such as corn, barley (including the malting types),
    for a local elevator.
                                                                                 millet, buckwheat, oats, grain sorghum, milo, wheat, rice and
                                                                                 rye.
                                                                                 Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed,
                                                                                 seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also
                                                                                 own businesses that involve the sales of agricultural
Be a sales associate at a garden                                                 equipment, machinery or structures. Activities may also
                                                 Agricultural Sales
      or farm supply store                                                       include the merchandising of crops, livestock, processed
                                                                                 agricultural commodities, horticultural or forestry items at
                                                                                 either the retail or wholesale level.

                                                                                     Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed,    Agricultural Services-involves students working in
                                                                                     seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also     custom equipment operation and maintenance,
                                    Depending upon what the student is doing it      own businesses that involve the sales of agricultural             agricultural management and financial services, animal
                                    could fall into 2 areas: Agricultural Sales if   equipment, machinery or structures. Activities may also           breeding services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse
  Work at a local feed store.
                                    selling products; or, Agricultural Services if   include the merchandising of crops, livestock, processed          shoeing, taxidermy services, animal hospital services,
                                                     stocking, etc.                  agricultural commodities, horticultural or forestry items at      custom and contract feeding services or other
                                                                                     either the retail or wholesale level.                             appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                                                                                       enterprises.
                                                                                     Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                     equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
Work for a local tax accountant                                                      management and financial services, animal breeding
  who handles agriculture                       Agricultural Services                services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
          customers.                                                                 taxidermy services, animal hospital services, custom and
                                                                                     contract feeding services or other appropriate services offered
                                                                                     through agricultural enterprises.



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                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
Work for the local agriculture                            custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                  Agricultural Services
     insurance agency.                                    services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
  Work for an agriculture                                 custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                  Agricultural Services
 marketing services company.                              services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
Work as an intern for the local                           custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                  Agricultural Services
  agriculture department.                                 services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
Work for an irrigation service                            custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                  Agricultural Services
          provider.                                       services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
   Work for an agriculture                                custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                  Agricultural Services
     auctioneer service.                                  services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.




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                                                          Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed,
                                                          seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also
                                                          own businesses that involve the sales of agricultural
  Work as an assistant sales
 manager at a turf equipment       Agricultural Sales     equipment, machinery or structures. Activities may also
         company.                                         include the merchandising of crops, livestock, processed
                                                          agricultural commodities, horticultural or forestry items at
                                                          either the retail or wholesale level.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
 Interview salespeople at the
   local greenhouse about         Agricultural Services   custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
   customer buying habits.                                services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
    Take inventory of and                                 management and financial services, animal breeding services,
  categorize all agriculture-                             custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                  Agricultural Services
   related businesses in the                              services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
          community.                                      services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
Research cost of production in
 your area compared to other      Agricultural Services   custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
  areas of your state/country.                            services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
Study the change in input costs
    over time for a given         Agricultural Services   custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
     agriculture business.                                services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.




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                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
Research the changes in buying                            custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                  Agricultural Services
habits among farmers over time.                           services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
Compare the role of women in
   operating agriculture          Agricultural Services   custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
    businesses over time.                                 services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
  Research the amount of a                                management and financial services, animal breeding services,
consumer's dollar that reaches                            custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                  Agricultural Services
    the farmer in various                                 services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
         commodities.                                     services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
 Conduct insect scouting for a                            custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                  Agricultural Services
     seed corn company.                                   services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.

                                                          Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                          equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                          management and financial services, animal breeding services,
    Assist other students in                              custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                  Agricultural Services
   applying for youth loans.                              services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                          services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                          agricultural enterprises.




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                                                               Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs
                                                               in which a student is placed at a newspaper or other
                                                               agricultural print (such as magazines) facilities to obtain
Start a weekly price reporting                                 training and practical experience in writing and publicizing in
    service to publish in a      Agricultural Communications   preparation for a writing communications career. Programs
          newsletter.                                          may also be at radio, TV stations, fair media rooms, or other
                                                               businesses requiring speaking skills and knowledge of
                                                               agriculture. Also includes any use of technology (such as
                                                               websites) aimed at communicating the story of agriculture.

                                                               Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to
                                                               education and extension, including, but not limited to: youth
                                                               mentoring, agricultural education departmental assistants,
Create a 10-minute prsentation                                 PALS mentors and student coordinators, students developing
for other FFA members about        Agricultural Education      and conducting informational materials and presentations for
    careers in agribusiness.                                   civic organizations and school aged youth, and students who
                                                               are involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about
                                                               the broad topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the
                                                               FFA
                                                               Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                               equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                               management and financial services, animal breeding services,
 Find two articles each week
 about the economics of the         Agricultural Services      custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
    agriculture industry.                                      services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                               services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                               agricultural enterprises.

                                                               Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs
                                                               in which a student is placed at a newspaper or other
                                                               agricultural print (such as magazines) facilities to obtain
 Volunteer to do website and                                   training and practical experience in writing and publicizing in
brochure development for local   Agricultural Communications   preparation for a writing communications career. Programs
    agriculture businesses.                                    may also be at radio, TV stations, fair media rooms, or other
                                                               businesses requiring speaking skills and knowledge of
                                                               agriculture. Also includes any use of technology (such as
                                                               websites) aimed at communicating the story of agriculture.




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                                                              Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                              equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
   Volunteer to assist FFA                                    management and financial services, animal breeding services,
  members with records and         Agricultural Services      custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
        applications.                                         services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                              services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                              agricultural enterprises.

                                                              Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                              equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural
                                                              management and financial services, animal breeding services,
Shadow an agriculture banker                                  custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                   Agricultural Services
      or loan officer.                                        services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                              services or other appropriate services offered through
                                                              agricultural enterprises.

                                                              Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs
                                                              in which a student is placed at a newspaper or other
                                                              agricultural print (such as magazines) facilities to obtain
Produce a weekly column for a                                 training and practical experience in writing and publicizing in
newspaper about agricultural    Agricultural Communications   preparation for a writing communications career. Programs
           issues.                                            may also be at radio, TV stations, fair media rooms, or other
                                                              businesses requiring speaking skills and knowledge of
                                                              agriculture. Also includes any use of technology (such as
                                                              websites) aimed at communicating the story of agriculture.




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Environmental Service Systems
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Environmental Service Systems - Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award Area                                    Proficiency Description 1

                                                                                                           Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                                           equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural management and
Start a leaf collection service in the fall and sell mulch in   Leaf Collection - Agricultural Services;   financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling, crop
the spring.                                                     Selling mulch - Agricultural Sales         scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal hospital services,
                                                                                                           custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate services
                                                                                                           offered through agricultural enterprises.


                                                                                                           Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                           typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                           concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                           improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Own and operate a water system farm drainage (tilling)          Environmental Science and Natural          include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
company.                                                        Resources                                  products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                           energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                           including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                           shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                           practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                           Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                           typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                           concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                           improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                                Environmental Science and Natural          include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Start a service to collect used pesticide containers.
                                                                Resources                                  products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                           energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                           including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                           shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                           practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.




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                                                                                                   Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed, seed,
                                                                                                   fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also own
                                                                                                   businesses that involve the sales of agricultural equipment,
Sell shop safety equipment door to door.                       Agricultural Sales                  machinery or structures. Activities may also include the
                                                                                                   merchandising of crops, livestock, processed agricultural
                                                                                                   commodities, horticultural or forestry items at either the retail or
                                                                                                   wholesale level.
                                                                                                   Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                   typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                   concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                   improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Create a service to remove algae from area lakes and fishing Environmental Science and Natural     include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
ponds.                                                       Resources                             products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                   energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                   including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                   shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                   practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                   Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                                   equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural management and
Run a soil testing service for town gardens or farm fields -                                       financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling, crop
                                                               Agricultural Services
take samples, send in and delivery results.                                                        scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal hospital services,
                                                                                                   custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate services
                                                                                                   offered through agricultural enterprises.
                                                                                                   Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed, seed,
                                                                                                   fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also own
                                                                                                   businesses that involve the sales of agricultural equipment,
Sell radon detectors and collect radon samples.                Agricultural Sales                  machinery or structures. Activities may also include the
                                                                                                   merchandising of crops, livestock, processed agricultural
                                                                                                   commodities, horticultural or forestry items at either the retail or
                                                                                                   wholesale level.
                                                                                                   Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                   typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                   concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                   improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                               Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Start a water sample collecting service.
                                                               Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                   energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                   including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                   shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                   practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.




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                                                                                                  Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                  typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                  concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                  improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                             Environmental Science and Natural    include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Start a manure removal business for acreage owners.
                                                             Resources                            products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                  energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                  including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                  shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                  practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                  Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                                  equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural management and
                                                                                                  financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling, crop
Provide a wood chipping service and sell the chips as mulch. Agricultural Services
                                                                                                  scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal hospital services,
                                                                                                  custom and contract feeding services or other appropriate services
                                                                                                  offered through agricultural enterprises.

Environmental Service Systems - Placement                    Proficiency Award Area               Proficiency Description
                                                                                                  Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                  typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                  concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                  improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                             Environmental Science and Natural    include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Assist local agencies with data collection for watersheds.
                                                             Resources                            products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                  energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                  including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                  shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                  practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.
Work for a company that installs plastic drainage tile for   Agricultural Mechanics Design and
farm fields.                                                 Fabrication
                                                                                                  Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                  typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                  concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                  improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                             Environmental Science and Natural    include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Work for a testing laboratory.
                                                             Resources                            products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                  energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                  including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                  shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                  practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.
Develop marshlands for game.                                 Wildlife Production and Management

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                                                                                               Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                               typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                               concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                               improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                           Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Work as a teacher for waste water lagoons.
                                                           Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                               energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                               including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                               shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                               practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                               Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                               typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                               concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                               improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                           Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Work at a fishery monitoring water quality.
                                                           Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                               energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                               including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                               shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                               practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                               Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                               typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                               concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                               improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                           Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Work for the natural resource and conservation district.
                                                           Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                               energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                               including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                               shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                               practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                               Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                               typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                               concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                               improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Assist landowners with installation of soil conservation   Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
practices.                                                 Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                               energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                               including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                               shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                               practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.



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Environmental Service Systems - Research &
                                             Proficiency Award Area              Proficiency Description
Agriscience
                                                                                 Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                 typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                 concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                 improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                             Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Conduct a local water quality study.
                                             Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                 energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                 including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                 shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                 practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                 Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                 typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                 concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                 improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                             Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Research area pollution concerns.
                                             Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                 energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                 including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                 shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                 practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                 Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                 typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                 concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                 improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                             Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Study pollution control practices.
                                             Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                 energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                 including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                 shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                 practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.




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                                                                                                 Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                 typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                 concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                 improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Research rate of accidents on area farms and compare to      Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
national averages.                                           Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                 energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                 including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                 shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                 practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                 Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                 typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                 concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                 improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Study animal waste legislation at local, state and federal   Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
level.                                                       Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                 energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                 including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                 shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                 practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                 Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                 typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                 concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                 improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Research methods for preventing common accidents in          Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
agriculture department laboratory.                           Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                 energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                 including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                 shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                 practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                 Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                 typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                 concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                 improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Monitor dust levels in the air at various sites and times    Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
throughout the year.                                         Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                 energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                 including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                 shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                 practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.



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                                                                                                Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                            Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Research the effects of livestock feed on waste issues.
                                                            Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Monitor pollen counts in an area by working with labs and   Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
weather stations.                                           Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                            Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Research the effects of erosion on various cover crops.
                                                            Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                            Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Work as a water quality lab assistant.
                                                            Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.



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Environmental Service Systems - Exploratory
                                                         Proficiency Award Area              Proficiency Description
& Service
                                                                                             Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                             typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                             concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                             improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Conduct a tour of area farms and ranches that practice   Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
effective pollution control.                             Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                             energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                             including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                             shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                             practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                             Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                             typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                             concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                             improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                         Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Develop a plan to manage school food waste.
                                                         Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                             energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                             including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                             shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                             practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                             Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to
                                                                                             education and extension, including, but not limited to: youth
                                                                                             mentoring, agricultural education departmental assistants, PALS
                                                                                             mentors and student coordinators, students developing and
Lead farm safety program for elementary students.        Agricultural Education
                                                                                             conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
                                                                                             organizations and school aged youth, and students who are involved
                                                                                             in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad topics of
                                                                                             agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA

                                                                                             Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                             typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                             concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                             improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                         Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Volunteer to monitor water quality for community pond.
                                                         Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                             energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                             including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                             shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                             practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.


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                                                                                               Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                               typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                               concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                               improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                           Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Assist community watershed action groups.
                                                           Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                               energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                               including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                               shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                               practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                               Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                               typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                               concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                               improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                           Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Collect water samples for local or state agencies.
                                                           Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                               energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                               including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                               shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                               practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                               Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                               typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                               concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                               improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                           Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Conduct composting workshops for homeowners.
                                                           Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                               energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                               including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                               shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                               practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                               Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to
                                                                                               education and extension, including, but not limited to: youth
                                                                                               mentoring, agricultural education departmental assistants, PALS
Develop and implement a farm safety class for elementary                                       mentors and student coordinators, students developing and
                                                           Agricultural Education
school students.                                                                               conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
                                                                                               organizations and school aged youth, and students who are involved
                                                                                               in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad topics of
                                                                                               agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA




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                                                                                                Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
                                                            Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Establish green belts along streams on your farm.
                                                            Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Research the benefits of Conservation Resource Program      Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
(CRP).                                                      Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Put together a town safety package - mark all signs, fire   Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
hydrants and water drains.                                  Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                                Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                                typically results in FFA members receiving practical experiences
                                                                                                concerned with the principles and practices of managing and/or
                                                                                                improving the environment and natural resources. Activities may
Take part in a mentorship program with the local soil and   Environmental Science and Natural   include management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
water conservation district.                                Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps, agricultural
                                                                                                energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land use regulations
                                                                                                including soil, water and air quality, preservation of wetlands,
                                                                                                shorelines and grasslands, wildlife surveys, erosion prevention
                                                                                                practices, public relations and education concerning pollution.



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Proficiency Description 2

Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed,
seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also
own businesses that involve the sales of agricultural equipment,
machinery or structures. Activities may also include the
merchandising of crops, livestock, processed agricultural
commodities, horticultural or forestry items at either the retail
or wholesale level.




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Food Products/Processing Systems
Food Products/Processing Systems -
Entrepreneurship                                             Proficiency Award Area                    Proficiency Description 1                                              Proficiency Description 2
                                                                                                       Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed,         Specialty Crop Production-using the best management practices available to
                                                                                                       seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also own      efficiently produce and market crops not covered in any of the existing award
                                                    Agricultural Sales or Specialty Crop Production    businesses that involve the sales of agricultural equipment,           categories, such as: sugar beets, dry edible beans, gourds, tobacco, popcorn,
        Sell gourmet popcorn products.             (depending upon what the applicant is doing, just   machinery or structures. Activities may also include the               Indian corn and other specialty corns, all grass seed production, herbs and spices,
                                                             selling or growing and selling)           merchandising of crops, livestock, processed agricultural              mushrooms, sugar cane, hops, sorghum cane, confectionary sunflowers, or
                                                                                                       commodities, horticultural or forestry items at either the retail or   production of crop seed.
                                                                                                       wholesale level.
                                                                                                       Agricultural Processing-involves students working in
                                                                                                       assembling, transporting, processing, fabricating, mixing,
                                                                                                       packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural products.
                                                                                                       Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,
                                                                                                       raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup and/or other food
Use unsaleable zucchini in baked goods as a side                                                       processing. Non-food products could include by-products
                                                               Agricultural Processing
            to vegetable production                                                                    processing such as meat, bone, fish and blood meal, tallow,
                                                                                                       making compost, hides, processing of wool & cotton, cubing &
                                                                                                       pelleting of forages, producing bird seed and other pet foods.
                                                                                                       NOTE: Processing of forest products is no longer part of the
                                                                                                       Agricultural Processing area. See Forest Management and
                                                                                                       Products.
                                                                                                       Aquaculture – involves programs that use the best management
                                                                                                       practices available to produce and market aquatic plants and
    Raise trout and sell to local restaurants.                       Aquaculture                       animals. Programs can include catfish, shrimp and crawfish
                                                                                                       farming; mollusks; salmon ranching; tropical fish rearing and
                                                                                                       tilapia culture.
                                                                                                       Agricultural Processing-involves students working in                   Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed, seed, fertilizer or
                                                                                                       assembling, transporting, processing, fabricating, mixing,             agricultural chemicals. Students may also own businesses that involve the sales
                                                                                                       packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural products.         of agricultural equipment, machinery or structures. Activities may also include
                                                                                                       Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,             the merchandising of crops, livestock, processed agricultural commodities,
                                                     Agricultural Processing or Agricultural Sales     raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup and/or other food          horticultural or forestry items at either the retail or wholesale level.
  Process and sell specialty products - bison,                                                         processing. Non-food products could include by-products
                                                   (depending upon what the applicant is doing, just
           wildflowers, ostrich, etc.                                                                  processing such as meat, bone, fish and blood meal, tallow,
                                                               processing or just selling)
                                                                                                       making compost, hides, processing of wool & cotton, cubing &
                                                                                                       pelleting of forages, producing bird seed and other pet foods.
                                                                                                       NOTE: Processing of forest products is no longer part of the
                                                                                                       Agricultural Processing area. See Forest Management and
                                                                                                       Products.
Food Products/Processing Systems
                                                                                                     Agricultural Processing-involves students working in
                                                                                                     assembling, transporting, processing, fabricating, mixing,
                                                                                                     packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural products.
                                                                                                     Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,
                                                                                                     raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup and/or other food
          Process wild game for jerky.                           Agricultural Processing             processing. Non-food products could include by-products
                                                                                                     processing such as meat, bone, fish and blood meal, tallow,
                                                                                                     making compost, hides, processing of wool & cotton, cubing &
                                                                                                     pelleting of forages, producing bird seed and other pet foods.
                                                                                                     NOTE: Processing of forest products is no longer part of the
                                                                                                     Agricultural Processing area. See Forest Management and
                                                                                                     Products.
                                                                                                     Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed,
                                                                                                     seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also own
                                                                                                     businesses that involve the sales of agricultural equipment,
    Collect wild mushrooms and sell to local
                                                                    Agricultural Sales               machinery or structures. Activities may also include the
                   vendors.
                                                                                                     merchandising of crops, livestock, processed agricultural
                                                                                                     commodities, horticultural or forestry items at either the retail or
                                                                                                     wholesale level.
                                                                                                     Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed,
                                                                                                     seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also own
                                                                                                     businesses that involve the sales of agricultural equipment,
             Sell picked vegetables.                                Agricultural Sales               machinery or structures. Activities may also include the
                                                                                                     merchandising of crops, livestock, processed agricultural
                                                                                                     commodities, horticultural or forestry items at either the retail or
                                                                                                     wholesale level.
                                                                                                     Agricultural Processing-involves students working in                    Fruit Production-using the best management practices available to efficiently
                                                                                                     assembling, transporting, processing, fabricating, mixing,              produce and market crops for fruit such as stone fruits, pome fruits, citrus fruits,
                                                                                                     packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural products.          pineapples, coconuts, berries, watermelon, grapes, nuts and all common fruits.
                                                                                                     Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,              (Pome Fruits include apples, mayhaws, and pears. Stone fruits include peach,
                                                                                                     raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup and/or other food           nectarine, plum, apricot and cherry)
Make jams and jellies for sale at a farmers'        Agricultural Processing unless you are growing   processing. Non-food products could include by-products
market.                                             and making the jams (Fruit Production)           processing such as meat, bone, fish and blood meal, tallow,
                                                                                                     making compost, hides, processing of wool & cotton, cubing &
                                                                                                     pelleting of forages, producing bird seed and other pet foods.
                                                                                                     NOTE: Processing of forest products is no longer part of the
                                                                                                     Agricultural Processing area. See Forest Management and
                                                                                                     Products.
                                                                                                     Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs in
                                                                                                     which a student is placed at a newspaper or other agricultural
                                                                                                     print (such as magazines) facilities to obtain training and practical
                                                                                                     experience in writing and publicizing in preparation for a writing
 Start a service to grow gardens for the elderly.                 Agricultural Services              communications career. Programs may also be at radio, TV
                                                                                                     stations, fair media rooms, or other businesses requiring speaking
                                                                                                     skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also includes any use of
                                                                                                     technology (such as websites) aimed at communicating the
                                                                                                     story of agriculture.
Food Products/Processing Systems
                                                                                                    Agricultural Processing-involves students working in
                                                                                                    assembling, transporting, processing, fabricating, mixing,
                                                                                                    packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural products.
                                                                                                    Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,
                                                                                                    raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup and/or other food
Work for and/or operate a wild bird processing                                                      processing. Non-food products could include by-products
                                                              Agricultural Processing
                   service.                                                                         processing such as meat, bone, fish and blood meal, tallow,
                                                                                                    making compost, hides, processing of wool & cotton, cubing &
                                                                                                    pelleting of forages, producing bird seed and other pet foods.
                                                                                                    NOTE: Processing of forest products is no longer part of the
                                                                                                    Agricultural Processing area. See Forest Management and
                                                                                                    Products.
Food Products/Processing Systems -
Placement                                                  Proficiency Award Area                   Proficiency Description 1                                        Proficiency Description 2
                                                                                                   Agricultural Processing-involves students working in
                                                                                                   assembling, transporting, processing, fabricating, mixing,
                                                                                                   packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural products.
                                                                                                   Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,
                                                                                                   raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup and/or other food
       Work at a meat production plant.                       Agricultural Processing              processing. Non-food products could include by-products
                                                                                                   processing such as meat, bone, fish and blood meal, tallow,
                                                                                                   making compost, hides, processing of wool & cotton, cubing &
                                                                                                   pelleting of forages, producing bird seed and other pet foods.
                                                                                                   NOTE: Processing of forest products is no longer part of the
                                                                                                   Agricultural Processing area. See Forest Management and
                                                                                                   Products.
                                                                                                   Agricultural Processing-involves students working in              Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed, seed, fertilizer or
                                                                                                   assembling, transporting, processing, fabricating, mixing,        agricultural chemicals. Students may also own businesses that involve the sales
                                                                                                   packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural products.    of agricultural equipment, machinery or structures. Activities may also include
                                                                                                   Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,        the merchandising of crops, livestock, processed agricultural commodities,
                                                 Depending upon what you are doing - repackaging raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup and/or other food       horticultural or forestry items at either the retail or wholesale level.
Work at a produce facility that repackages and
                                                  (Agricultural Processing); Selling (Agricultural processing. Non-food products could include by-products
               sells produce.                                                                      processing such as meat, bone, fish and blood meal, tallow,
                                                                       Sales)
                                                                                                   making compost, hides, processing of wool & cotton, cubing &
                                                                                                   pelleting of forages, producing bird seed and other pet foods.
                                                                                                   NOTE: Processing of forest products is no longer part of the
                                                                                                   Agricultural Processing area. See Forest Management and
                                                                                                   Products.
Food Products/Processing Systems
                                                                            Agricultural Processing-involves students working in
                                                                            assembling, transporting, processing, fabricating, mixing,
                                                                            packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural products.
                                                                            Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,
                                                                            raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup and/or other food
Work at a vegetable or fruit canning factory.    Agricultural Processing    processing. Non-food products could include by-products
                                                                            processing such as meat, bone, fish and blood meal, tallow,
                                                                            making compost, hides, processing of wool & cotton, cubing &
                                                                            pelleting of forages, producing bird seed and other pet foods.
                                                                            NOTE: Processing of forest products is no longer part of the
                                                                            Agricultural Processing area. See Forest Management and
                                                                            Products.
        Work on a cranberry farm.                   Fruit Production
                                                                            Agricultural Processing-involves students working in
                                                                            assembling, transporting, processing, fabricating, mixing,
                                                                            packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural products.
                                                                            Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,
                                                                            raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup and/or other food
 Work for an agricultural seed cleaning and                                 processing. Non-food products could include by-products
                                                 Agricultural Processing
             bagging company.                                               processing such as meat, bone, fish and blood meal, tallow,
                                                                            making compost, hides, processing of wool & cotton, cubing &
                                                                            pelleting of forages, producing bird seed and other pet foods.
                                                                            NOTE: Processing of forest products is no longer part of the
                                                                            Agricultural Processing area. See Forest Management and
                                                                            Products.
                                                                            Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of feed,
                                                                            seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also own
                                                                            businesses that involve the sales of agricultural equipment,
    Help at a local fruit/vegetable stand.         Agricultural Sales       machinery or structures. Activities may also include the
                                                                            merchandising of crops, livestock, processed agricultural
                                                                            commodities, horticultural or forestry items at either the retail or
                                                                            wholesale level.
                                                                            Specialty Crop Production-using the best management practices
                                                                            available to efficiently produce and market crops not covered in
                                                                            any of the existing award categories, such as: sugar beets, dry
           Assist on a herb farm.               Specialty Crop Production   edible beans, gourds, tobacco, popcorn, Indian corn and other
                                                                            specialty corns, all grass seed production, herbs and spices,
                                                                            mushrooms, sugar cane, hops, sorghum cane, confectionary
                                                                            sunflowers, or production of crop seed.
                                                                            Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                            equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural management
                                                                            and financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling,
 Deliver sweet corn to customers for a lcoal
                                                  Agricultural Services     crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal hospital
                  grower.
                                                                            services, custom and contract feeding services or other
                                                                            appropriate services offered through agricultural enterprises.
Food Products/Processing Systems
                                                                                       Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                       equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural management
                                                                                       and financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling,
Assist with produce selection at a grocery store.         Agricultural Services        crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal hospital
                                                                                       services, custom and contract feeding services or other
                                                                                       appropriate services offered through agricultural enterprises.

Food Products/Processing Systems -
Research & Agriscience                                Proficiency Award Area           Proficiency Description 1                                             Proficiency Description 2
                                                                                       Food Science and Technology-involves students working for
                                                                                       wages and or experience in the applying microbiology and
                                                                                       biochemistry or food product research and development to
                                                                                       improve taste, nutrition, quality and/or value of food. Programs
                                                                                       could include research, development of new products, food
 Research genetic crossings in winter squash.         Food Science and Technology      testing, grading and inspecting. Work experience could be
                                                                                       obtained at research facilities, in classroom/lab facilities, or by
                                                                                       testing milk or other foods for quality and safety. Food
                                                                                       Science is not processing of food products, marketing or sales of
                                                                                       food products, or food preparation and/or service.

                                                                                       Food Science and Technology-involves students working for
                                                                                       wages and or experience in the applying microbiology and
                                                                                       biochemistry or food product research and development to
                                                                                       improve taste, nutrition, quality and/or value of food. Programs
                                                                                       could include research, development of new products, food
  Research the environmental effects on milk.         Food Science and Technology      testing, grading and inspecting. Work experience could be
                                                                                       obtained at research facilities, in classroom/lab facilities, or by
                                                                                       testing milk or other foods for quality and safety. Food
                                                                                       Science is not processing of food products, marketing or sales of
                                                                                       food products, or food preparation and/or service.

                                                                                       Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to
                                                                                       education and extension, including, but not limited to: youth
                                                                                       mentoring, agricultural education departmental assistants, PALS
                                                                                       mentors and student coordinators, students developing and
          Create classroom activities.                   Agricultural Education        conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
                                                                                       organizations and school aged youth, and students who are
                                                                                       involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the
                                                                                       broad topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA

Research genetic changes in various vegetable
                                                    Emerging Agricultural Technology
                   crops.
Food Products/Processing Systems
                                                                                  Food Science and Technology-involves students working for
                                                                                  wages and or experience in the applying microbiology and
                                                                                  biochemistry or food product research and development to
                                                                                  improve taste, nutrition, quality and/or value of food. Programs
                                                                                  could include research, development of new products, food
        Test ideas for new food products            Food Science and Technology   testing, grading and inspecting. Work experience could be
                                                                                  obtained at research facilities, in classroom/lab facilities, or by
                                                                                  testing milk or other foods for quality and safety. Food
                                                                                  Science is not processing of food products, marketing or sales of
                                                                                  food products, or food preparation and/or service.

                                                                                  Food Science and Technology-involves students working for
                                                                                  wages and or experience in the applying microbiology and
                                                                                  biochemistry or food product research and development to
                                                                                  improve taste, nutrition, quality and/or value of food. Programs
Research incidents of food-borne illnesses in the                                 could include research, development of new products, food
                                                    Food Science and Technology   testing, grading and inspecting. Work experience could be
                  community.
                                                                                  obtained at research facilities, in classroom/lab facilities, or by
                                                                                  testing milk or other foods for quality and safety. Food
                                                                                  Science is not processing of food products, marketing or sales of
                                                                                  food products, or food preparation and/or service.

                                                                                  Food Science and Technology-involves students working for
                                                                                  wages and or experience in the applying microbiology and
                                                                                  biochemistry or food product research and development to
                                                                                  improve taste, nutrition, quality and/or value of food. Programs
 Study the impact of various styles of labels on                                  could include research, development of new products, food
                                                    Food Science and Technology   testing, grading and inspecting. Work experience could be
        people's perception of the food.
                                                                                  obtained at research facilities, in classroom/lab facilities, or by
                                                                                  testing milk or other foods for quality and safety. Food Science is
                                                                                  not processing of food products, marketing or sales of food
                                                                                  products, or food preparation and/or service.

                                                                                  Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                  equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural management
                                                                                  and financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling,
      Research why new food fails to sell.          Food Science and Technology   crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal hospital
                                                                                  services, custom and contract feeding services or other
                                                                                  appropriate services offered through agricultural enterprises.
Food Products/Processing Systems
                                                                                    Food Science and Technology-involves students working for
                                                                                    wages and or experience in the applying microbiology and
                                                                                    biochemistry or food product research and development to
                                                                                    improve taste, nutrition, quality and/or value of food. Programs
  Research the development and use of edible                                        could include research, development of new products, food
                                                     Food Science and Technology    testing, grading and inspecting. Work experience could be
                  soybeans.
                                                                                    obtained at research facilities, in classroom/lab facilities, or by
                                                                                    testing milk or other foods for quality and safety. Food
                                                                                    Science is not processing of food products, marketing or sales of
                                                                                    food products, or food preparation and/or service.

Food Products/Processing Systems -
                                                     Proficiency Award Area
Exploratory & Service                                                               Proficiency Description 1                                               Proficiency Description 2
                                                                                    Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to
                                                                                    education and extension, including, but not limited to: youth
                                                                                    mentoring, agricultural education departmental assistants, PALS
 Prepare a food safety information kit covering                                     mentors and student coordinators, students developing and
safe handling of meat, eggs and other fresh food        Agricultural Education      conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
                   products.                                                        organizations and school aged youth, and students who are
                                                                                    involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the
                                                                                    broad topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA

                                                                                    Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to
                                                                                    education and extension, including, but not limited to: youth
                                                                                    mentoring, agricultural education departmental assistants, PALS
    Present a food safety demonstration to                                          mentors and student coordinators, students developing and
                                                        Agricultural Education      conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
             elementary students.
                                                                                    organizations and school aged youth, and students who are
                                                                                    involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the
                                                                                    broad topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA

                                                                                    Home and/or Community Development-typically involves
                                                                                    improving and protecting the beauty of an area by using natural
                                                                                    vegetation or commercial ornamental plants and/or modernizing
   Work to establish a community vegetable                                          the home for better health and comfort through installation or
                                                   Home and Community Development
                    garden.                                                         improvement of water and sanitary facilities, heating and air
                                                                                    conditioning or labor saving devices. Also includes community
                                                                                    development activities such as volunteerism, community
                                                                                    development and community betterment activities.
                                                                                    Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs in
                                                                                    which a student is placed at a newspaper or other agricultural
                                                                                    print (such as magazines) facilities to obtain training and practical
  Create posters that show foods from raw to                                        experience in writing and publicizing in preparation for a writing
                                                     Agricultural Communications    communications career. Programs may also be at radio, TV
               finished product.
                                                                                    stations, fair media rooms, or other businesses requiring speaking
                                                                                    skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also includes any use of
                                                                                    technology (such as websites) aimed at communicating the story
                                                                                    of agriculture.
Food Products/Processing Systems
                                                                                          Food Science and Technology-involves students working for
                                                                                          wages and or experience in the applying microbiology and
                                                                                          biochemistry or food product research and development to
                                                                                          improve taste, nutrition, quality and/or value of food. Programs
 Interview three companies that process or                                                could include research, development of new products, food
                                                          Food Science and Technology     testing, grading and inspecting. Work experience could be
          package food products.
                                                                                          obtained at research facilities, in classroom/lab facilities, or by
                                                                                          testing milk or other foods for quality and safety. Food
                                                                                          Science is not processing of food products, marketing or sales of
                                                                                          food products, or food preparation and/or service.

                                                                                          Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs in
                                                                                          which a student is placed at a newspaper or other agricultural
                                                                                          print (such as magazines) facilities to obtain training and practical
Create and promotion for local food products                                              experience in writing and publicizing in preparation for a writing
                                                          Agricultural Communication      communications career. Programs may also be at radio, TV
            on chapter website.
                                                                                          stations, fair media rooms, or other businesses requiring speaking
                                                                                          skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also includes any use of
                                                                                          technology (such as websites) aimed at communicating the
                                                                                          story of agriculture.
                                                                                          Vegetable Production-using the best management practices                Home and/or Community Development-typically involves improving and
                                                                                          available to efficiently product and market crops such as beans,        protecting the beauty of an area by using natural vegetation or commercial
                                                                                          potatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, hot         ornamental plants and/or modernizing the home for better health and comfort
                                                 Vegetable Production or
Grow vegetables to give to local food pantry.                                             peppers, all canning vegetables and all common garden                   through installation or improvement of water and sanitary facilities, heating and
                                                         Home and Community Development
                                                                                          vegetables.                                                             air conditioning or labor saving devices. Also includes community development
                                                                                                                                                                  activities such as volunteerism, community development and community
                                                                                                                                                                  betterment activities.
                                                                                          Home and/or Community Development-typically involves
                                                                                          improving and protecting the beauty of an area by using natural
                                                                                          vegetation or commercial ornamental plants and/or modernizing
Ask farmers for permission to glean fields for                                            the home for better health and comfort through installation or
                                                       Home and Community Development
      food to give to homeless shelters.                                                  improvement of water and sanitary facilities, heating and air
                                                                                          conditioning or labor saving devices. Also includes community
                                                                                          development activities such as volunteerism, community
                                                                                          development and community betterment activities.
                                                                                          Food Science and Technology-involves students working for
                                                                                          wages and or experience in the applying microbiology and
                                                                                          biochemistry or food product research and development to
                                                                                          improve taste, nutrition, quality and/or value of food. Programs
                                                                                          could include research, development of new products, food
      Shadow a USDA meat inspector.                       Food Science and Technology     testing, grading and inspecting. Work experience could be
                                                                                          obtained at research facilities, in classroom/lab facilities, or by
                                                                                          testing milk or other foods for quality and safety. Food Science
                                                                                          is not processing of food products, marketing or sales of food
                                                                                          products, or food preparation and/or service.
Natural Resources Systems -
                                                Proficiency Award Area               Proficiency Description 1                                  Proficiency Description 1
Entrepreneurship
                                                                                     Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives
                                                                                     to improve the availability of fish and wildlife through
                                                                                     practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
                                                                                     development of new land and water habitat, trapping,
Raise wild game fowl for sale to local hunters. Wildlife Production and Management
                                                                                     Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest Service, Department
                                                                                     of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                                                     game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are
                                                                                     eligible if used as an income enterprise.
                                                                                                                                               Wildlife Production and Management-typically
                                                                                                                                               strives to improve the availability of fish and wildlife
                                                                                     Aquaculture – involves programs that use the best         through practices such as land and water habitat
                                                                                     management practices available to produce and market      improvement, development of new land and water
                                                Aquaculture or Wildlife Production
Stock and maintain fish populations in ponds.                                        aquatic plants and animals. Programs can include catfish, habitat, trapping, Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest
                                                and Management
                                                                                     shrimp and crawfish farming; mollusks; salmon ranching; Service, Department of Natural Resources or the
                                                                                     tropical fish rearing and tilapia culture.                stocking of fish and wild game. Wildlife ducks, geese,
                                                                                                                                               quail and pheasants are eligible if used as an income
                                                                                                                                               enterprise.
                                                                                     Forest Management and Products-using the best
                                                                                     management practices available to conserve or increase
                                                                                     the economic value of a forest and/or forest products
Raise Christmas trees and sell at Christmas                                          through such practices as thinning, pruning, weeding,
                                                Forest Management and Products
time.                                                                                stand improvement, reforestation, insect and disease
                                                                                     control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree farming,
                                                                                     Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                     firewood, and wood chips/mulch.

                                                                                     Forest Management and Products-using the best
                                                                                     management practices available to conserve or increase
                                                                                     the economic value of a forest and/or forest products
                                                                                     through such practices as thinning, pruning, weeding,
Cut firewood and sell at local stores.          Forest Management and Products
                                                                                     stand improvement, reforestation, insect and disease
                                                                                     control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree farming,
                                                                                     Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                     firewood, and wood chips/mulch.




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                                                                                                                                             Wildlife Production and Management-typically
                                                                                                                                             strives to improve the availability of fish and wildlife
                                                                                   Aquaculture – involves programs that use the best         through practices such as land and water habitat
                                                                                   management practices available to produce and market      improvement, development of new land and water
Raise fish for the state fish and game         Aquaculture or
                                                                                   aquatic plants and animals. Programs can include catfish, habitat, trapping, Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest
department.                                     Wildlife Production and Management
                                                                                   shrimp and crawfish farming; mollusks; salmon ranching; Service, Department of Natural Resources or the
                                                                                   tropical fish rearing and tilapia culture.                stocking of fish and wild game. Wildlife ducks, geese,
                                                                                                                                             quail and pheasants are eligible if used as an income
                                                                                                                                             enterprise.
                                                                                   Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives
                                                                                   to improve the availability of fish and wildlife through
                                                                                   practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
                                                                                   development of new land and water habitat, trapping,
Operate a trapping business.                   Wildlife Production and Management
                                                                                   Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest Service, Department
                                                                                   of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                                                   game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are
                                                                                   eligible if used as an income enterprise.

                                                                                      Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives
                                                                                      to improve the availability of fish and wildlife through
                                                                                      practices such as land and water habitat
Contract with landowners to plant food plots                                          improvement, development of new land and water
                                               Wildlife Production and Management
for wildlife.                                                                         habitat, trapping, Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest
                                                                                      Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking
                                                                                      of fish and wild game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and
                                                                                      pheasants are eligible if used as an income enterprise.

                                                                                      Agricultural Processing-involves students working in
                                                                                      assembling, transporting, processing, fabricating, mixing,
                                                                                      packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural
                                                                                      products. Programs may include processing meat, milk,
                                                                                      honey, cheese, raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup
                                                                                      and/or other food processing. Non-food products could
Construct and sell game feeders.               Agricultural Processing                include by-products processing such as meat, bone, fish
                                                                                      and blood meal, tallow, making compost, hides,
                                                                                      processing of wool & cotton, cubing & pelleting of
                                                                                      forages, producing bird seed and other pet foods.
                                                                                      NOTE: Processing of forest products is no longer part of
                                                                                      the Agricultural Processing area. See Forest
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                                                                                     Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of
                                                                                     feed, seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students
                                                                                     may also own businesses that involve the sales of
Create and sell soil survey maps for area                                            agricultural equipment, machinery or structures.
                                               Agricultural Services
farmers and land owners.                                                             Activities may also include the merchandising of crops,
                                                                                     livestock, processed agricultural commodities,
                                                                                     horticultural or forestry items at either the retail or
                                                                                     wholesale level.
                                                                                     Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-
                                                                                     involves the design, and construction of agricultural
Build bat, bird, duck or squirrel houses for use Agricultural Mechanics Design and   equipment and/or structures or the structural materials
or sale.                                         Fabrication                         selection and/or implementation of plans for utilizing
                                                                                     concrete, electricity, plumbing, heating, ventilation,
                                                                                     and/or air conditioning into agricultural settings.

                                                                                     Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor
                                                                                     recreational activities as the primary land use. Some
                                                                                     activities best suited to family use or as income-
Develop hunting ranges; Set up                                                       producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages,
                                               Outdoor Recreation
indoor/outdoor ranges for bow competitions.                                          camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting preserves, guide
                                                                                     services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest ranches,
                                                                                     natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events where
                                                                                     member does not own or manage animals.

                                                                                     Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives
                                                                                     to improve the availability of fish and wildlife through
                                                                                     practices such as land and water habitat
Develop a forest/wildlife management plan for                                        improvement, development of new land and water
                                              Wildlife Production and Management
a local landowner.                                                                   habitat, trapping, Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest
                                                                                     Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking
                                                                                     of fish and wild game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and
                                                                                     pheasants are eligible if used as an income enterprise.
Natural Resources Systems -
                                               Proficiency Award Area                Proficiency Description 1                                     Proficiency Description 1
Placement




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                                                                                    Forest Management and Products-using the best
                                                                                    management practices available to conserve or increase
                                                                                    the economic value of a forest and/or forest products
                                                                                    through such practices as thinning, pruning, weeding,
Clean and prune orchards.                      Forest Management and Products
                                                                                    stand improvement, reforestation, insect and disease
                                                                                    control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree farming,
                                                                                    Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                    firewood, and wood chips/mulch.

                                                                                    Forest Management and Products-using the best
                                                                                    management practices available to conserve or increase
                                                                                    the economic value of a forest and/or forest products
                                                                                    through such practices as thinning, pruning, weeding,
Work in the logging business.                  Forest Management and Products
                                                                                    stand improvement, reforestation, insect and disease
                                                                                    control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree farming,
                                                                                    Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                    firewood, and wood chips/mulch.

                                                                                    Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives
                                                                                    to improve the availability of fish and wildlife through
                                                                                    practices such as land and water habitat
Work for a landowner to plant habitat for wild                                      improvement, development of new land and water
                                               Wildlife Production and Management
game.                                                                               habitat, trapping, Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest
                                                                                    Service, Department of Natural Resources or the stocking
                                                                                    of fish and wild game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and
                                                                                    pheasants are eligible if used as an income enterprise.

                                                                                    Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor
                                                                                    recreational activities as the primary land use. Some
                                                                                    activities best suited to family use or as income-
                                                                                    producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages,
Serve as hunting guide.                        Outdoor Recreation
                                                                                    camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting preserves,
                                                                                    guide services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest
                                                                                    ranches, natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events
                                                                                    where member does not own or manage animals.
                                                                                    Landscape Management-typically involves experiences
                                                                                    of planting and maintaining plants and shrubs,
Maintain and supervise the school prairie or
                                               Landscape Management                 landscaping and outdoor beautification, groundskeeping,
grounds.
                                                                                    sprinkler installations and improvement of recreational
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                                                                                Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related
                                                                                to education and extension, including, but not limited to:
                                                                                youth mentoring, agricultural education departmental
                                                                                assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
Provide outdoor education material at camps.   Agricultural Education           students developing and conducting informational
                                                                                materials and presentations for civic organizations and
                                                                                school aged youth, and students who are involved in
                                                                                SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad
                                                                                topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA
                                                                                Forest Management and Products-using the best
                                                                                management practices available to conserve or increase
                                                                                the economic value of a forest and/or forest products
                                                                                through such practices as thinning, pruning, weeding,
Work at a sawmill.                             Forest Management and Products
                                                                                stand improvement, reforestation, insect and disease
                                                                                control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree farming,
                                                                                Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                firewood, and wood chips/mulch.

                                                                                Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor
                                                                                recreational activities as the primary land use. Some
                                                                                activities best suited to family use or as income-
                                                                                producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages,
Work for a park service during the summer.     Outdoor Recreation
                                                                                camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting preserves, guide
                                                                                services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest ranches,
                                                                                natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events where
                                                                                member does not own or manage animals.

                                                                                Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor
                                                                                recreational activities as the primary land use. Some
                                                                                activities best suited to family use or as income-
                                                                                producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages,
Work for a nature center.                      Outdoor Recreation
                                                                                camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting preserves,
                                                                                guide services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest
                                                                                ranches, natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events
                                                                                where member does not own or manage animals.




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                                                                                   Forest Management and Products-using the best
                                                                                   management practices available to conserve or increase
                                                                                   the economic value of a forest and/or forest products
Assist Christmas tree farmers with planting                                        through such practices as thinning, pruning, weeding,
                                              Forest Management and Products
and trimming.                                                                      stand improvement, reforestation, insect and disease
                                                                                   control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree farming,
                                                                                   Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                   firewood, and wood chips/mulch.

                                                                                   Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor
                                                                                   recreational activities as the primary land use. Some
                                                                                   activities best suited to family use or as income-
Assist local city management with summer                                           producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages,
                                              Outdoor Recreation
programs by serving as guides                                                      camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting preserves,
                                                                                   guide services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest
                                                                                   ranches, natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events
                                                                                   where member does not own or manage animals.

                                                                                   Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives
                                                                                   to improve the availability of fish and wildlife through
                                                                                   practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
                                                                                   development of new land and water habitat, trapping,
Work for the fish and game department.        Wildlife Production and Management
                                                                                   Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest Service,
                                                                                   Department of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish
                                                                                   and wild game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and
                                                                                   pheasants are eligible if used as an income enterprise.

                                                                                   Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor
                                                                                   recreational activities as the primary land use. Some
                                                                                   activities best suited to family use or as income-
Work for parks and recreation in maintenance                                       producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages,
                                             Outdoor Recreation
department.                                                                        camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting preserves, guide
                                                                                   services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest ranches,
                                                                                   natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events where
                                                                                   member does not own or manage animals.




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                                                                                 Agricultural Sales-involves students working in sales of
                                                                                 feed, seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students
                                                                                 may also own businesses that involve the sales of
Work at a bait shop.                            Agricultural Sales               agricultural equipment, machinery or structures.
                                                                                 Activities may also include the merchandising of crops,
                                                                                 livestock, processed agricultural commodities,
                                                                                 horticultural or forestry items at either the retail or
                                                                                 wholesale level.
                                                                                 Forest Management and Products-using the best
                                                                                 management practices available to conserve or increase
                                                                                 the economic value of a forest and/or forest products
                                                                                 through such practices as thinning, pruning, weeding,
Assist a timber stand improvement specialist.   Forest Management and Products
                                                                                 stand improvement, reforestation, insect and disease
                                                                                 control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree farming,
                                                                                 Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                 firewood, and wood chips/mulch.
Natural Resources Systems -
                                                Proficiency Award Area           Proficiency Description 1                                    Proficiency Description 1
Exploratory & Service
                                                                                 Agricultural Communications-typically includes
                                                                                 programs in which a student is placed at a newspaper or
                                                                                 other agricultural print (such as magazines) facilities to
                                                                                 obtain training and practical experience in writing and
Attend the meetings of local or state                                            publicizing in preparation for a writing communications
                                                Agricultural Communications
conservation boards.                                                             career. Programs may also be at radio, TV stations, fair
                                                                                 media rooms, or other businesses requiring speaking
                                                                                 skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also includes any
                                                                                 use of technology (such as websites) aimed at
                                                                                 communicating the story of agriculture.

                                                                                 Agricultural Communications-typically includes
                                                                                 programs in which a student is placed at a newspaper or
                                                                                 other agricultural print (such as magazines) facilities to
                                                                                 obtain training and practical experience in writing and
                                                                                 publicizing in preparation for a writing communications
Interview a naturalist.                         Agricultural Communications
                                                                                 career. Programs may also be at radio, TV stations, fair
                                                                                 media rooms, or other businesses requiring speaking
                                                                                 skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also includes any
                                                                                 use of technology (such as websites) aimed at
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                                                                                           Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives
                                                                                           to improve the availability of fish and wildlife through
                                                                                           practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
Shadow officials at a government natural                                                   development of new land and water habitat, trapping,
                                                  Wildlife Production and Management
resources agency.                                                                          Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest Service, Department
                                                                                           of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                                                           game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are
                                                                                           eligible if used as an income enterprise.

                                                                                          Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor       Wildlife Production and Management-typically
                                                                                          recreational activities as the primary land use. Some         strives to improve the availability of fish and wildlife
                                                   Outdoor Recreation if teaching to fish activities best suited to family use or as income-            through practices such as land and water habitat
                                                  or                                      producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages,       improvement, development of new land and water
Start a fish pond and teach others how to fish.                                                                                                         habitat, trapping, Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest
                                                           Wildlife Production and        camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting preserves,
                                                     Management if starting a fish pond guide services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest        Service, Department of Natural Resources or the
                                                                                          ranches, natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events   stocking of fish and wild game. Wildlife ducks, geese,
                                                                                          where member does not own or manage animals.                  quail and pheasants are eligible if used as an income
                                                                                                                                                        enterprise.
                                                                                           Wildlife Production and Management-typically strives
                                                                                           to improve the availability of fish and wildlife through
                                                                                           practices such as land and water habitat improvement,
Habitat construction - make brush piles, plant                                             development of new land and water habitat, trapping,
                                               Wildlife Production and Management
wildlife habitat, etc.                                                                     Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest Service, Department
                                                                                           of Natural Resources or the stocking of fish and wild
                                                                                           game. Wildlife ducks, geese, quail and pheasants are
                                                                                           eligible if used as an income enterprise.
                                                                                           Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop
                                                                                           outdoor recreational activities as the primary land
                                                                                           use. Some activities best suited to family use or as
                                                                                           income-producing enterprises are vacation cabins and
Develop habitat trails for walking.               Outdoor Recreation                       cottages, camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting
                                                                                           preserves, guide services, riding stables, vacation farms
                                                                                           and guest ranches, natural scenic or historic areas, and
                                                                                           rodeo events where member does not own or manage
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                                                                                       Forest Management and Products-using the best
                                                                                       management practices available to conserve or increase
                                                                                       the economic value of a forest and/or forest products
Woodlot management and improvement                                                     through such practices as thinning, pruning, weeding,
                                                   Forest Management and Products
including firewood, habitat, etc.                                                      stand improvement, reforestation, insect and disease
                                                                                       control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree farming,
                                                                                       Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                       firewood, and wood chips/mulch.

                                                                                       Environmental Science and Natural Resources
                                                                                       Management-typically results in FFA members receiving
                                                                                       practical experiences concerned with the principles and
                                                                                       practices of managing and/or improving the environment
                                                                                       and natural resources. Activities may include
Process and deliver seedlings to elementary        Environmental Science and Natural   management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
school students.                                   Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps,
                                                                                       agricultural energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land
                                                                                       use regulations including soil, water and air quality,
                                                                                       preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                       wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public
                                                                                       relations and education concerning pollution.


                                                                                       Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related
                                                                                       to education and extension, including, but not limited to:
                                                                                       youth mentoring, agricultural education departmental
Create activities or laboratoaries for a natural                                       assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
                                                   Agricultural Education              students developing and conducting informational
resources class.
                                                                                       materials and presentations for civic organizations and
                                                                                       school aged youth, and students who are involved in
                                                                                       SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad
                                                                                       topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA

                                                                                       Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related
                                                                                       to education and extension, including, but not limited to:
                                                                                       youth mentoring, agricultural education departmental
                                                                                       assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
Organize and participate in a wildlife field day. Agricultural Education               students developing and conducting informational
                                                                                       materials and presentations for civic organizations and
                                                                                       school aged youth, and students who are involved in
                                                                                       SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad
                                                                                       topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA


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                                                                                    Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related
                                                                                    to education and extension, including, but not limited to:
                                                                                    youth mentoring, agricultural education departmental
                                                                                    assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
Plan a wildlife field trip.                     Agricultural Education              students developing and conducting informational
                                                                                    materials and presentations for civic organizations and
                                                                                    school aged youth, and students who are involved in
                                                                                    SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad
                                                                                    topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA

                                                                                    Environmental Science and Natural Resources
                                                                                    Management-typically results in FFA members receiving
                                                                                    practical experiences concerned with the principles and
                                                                                    practices of managing and/or improving the environment
                                                                                    and natural resources. Activities may include
                                                Environmental Science and Natural   management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
Clean shelterbelts and stack refuge in piles.
                                                Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps,
                                                                                    agricultural energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land
                                                                                    use regulations including soil, water and air quality,
                                                                                    preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                    wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public
                                                                                    relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                    Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor
                                                                                    recreational activities as the primary land use. Some
                                                                                    activities best suited to family use or as income-
Volunteer to assist at campgrounds with                                             producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages,
                                                Outdoor Recreation
cleanup and maintenance.                                                            camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting preserves,
                                                                                    guide services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest
                                                                                    ranches, natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events
                                                                                    where member does not own or manage animals.




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                                                                                     Agricultural Communications-typically includes
                                                                                     programs in which a student is placed at a newspaper or
                                                                                     other agricultural print (such as magazines) facilities to
                                                                                     obtain training and practical experience in writing and
Create posters on soil conservation practices                                        publicizing in preparation for a writing communications
                                                 Agricultural Communications         career. Programs may also be at radio, TV stations, fair
for homeowners.
                                                                                     media rooms, or other businesses requiring speaking
                                                                                     skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also includes any
                                                                                     use of technology (such as websites) aimed at
                                                                                     communicating the story of agriculture.

                                                                                     Agricultural Communications-typically includes
                                                                                     programs in which a student is placed at a newspaper or
                                                                                     other agricultural print (such as magazines) facilities to
                                                                                     obtain training and practical experience in writing and
Create a brochure on creating wildlife habitat                                       publicizing in preparation for a writing communications
                                                 Agricultural Communications         career. Programs may also be at radio, TV stations, fair
in backyards to share with community.
                                                                                     media rooms, or other businesses requiring speaking
                                                                                     skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also includes any
                                                                                     use of technology (such as websites) aimed at
                                                                                     communicating the story of agriculture.

Natural Resources Systems -
                                                 Proficiency Award Area              Proficiency Description 1                                     Proficiency Description 1
Research & Agriscience
                                                                                     Environmental Science and Natural Resources
                                                                                     Management-typically results in FFA members receiving
                                                                                     practical experiences concerned with the principles and
                                                                                     practices of managing and/or improving the environment
                                                                                     and natural resources. Activities may include
Research best practices for improving fish       Environmental Science and Natural   management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
habitat in local ponds.                          Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps,
                                                                                     agricultural energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land
                                                                                     use regulations including soil, water and air quality,
                                                                                     preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                     wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public
                                                                                     relations and education concerning pollution.

Research the benefits of using GIS mapping
                                                 Emerging Agricultural Technology
for natural resources.




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                                                                                     Environmental Science and Natural Resources
                                                                                     Management-typically results in FFA members receiving
                                                                                     practical experiences concerned with the principles and
                                                                                     practices of managing and/or improving the environment
                                                                                     and natural resources. Activities may include
Study soil profiles from multiple locations in   Environmental Science and Natural   management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
your community and develop a soil map.           Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps,
                                                                                     agricultural energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land
                                                                                     use regulations including soil, water and air quality,
                                                                                     preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                     wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public
                                                                                     relations and education concerning pollution.


                                                                                     Environmental Science and Natural Resources
                                                                                     Management-typically results in FFA members receiving
                                                                                     practical experiences concerned with the principles and
                                                                                     practices of managing and/or improving the environment
                                                                                     and natural resources. Activities may include
Study the effects of excessive lawn chemicals    Environmental Science and Natural   management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
on wildlife.                                     Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps,
                                                                                     agricultural energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land
                                                                                     use regulations including soil, water and air quality,
                                                                                     preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                     wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public
                                                                                     relations and education concerning pollution.


                                                                                     Environmental Science and Natural Resources
                                                                                     Management-typically results in FFA members receiving
                                                                                     practical experiences concerned with the principles and
                                                                                     practices of managing and/or improving the environment
                                                                                     and natural resources. Activities may include
Research the effectiveness of habitat            Environmental Science and Natural   management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
restoration projects in your community.          Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps,
                                                                                     agricultural energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land
                                                                                     use regulations including soil, water and air quality,
                                                                                     preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                     wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public
                                                                                     relations and education concerning pollution.




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                                                                                 Environmental Science and Natural Resources
                                                                                 Management-typically results in FFA members receiving
                                                                                 practical experiences concerned with the principles and
                                                                                 practices of managing and/or improving the environment
                                                                                 and natural resources. Activities may include
Study the changes in mining industry         Environmental Science and Natural   management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
techniques over time.                        Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps,
                                                                                 agricultural energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land
                                                                                 use regulations including soil, water and air quality,
                                                                                 preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                 wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public
                                                                                 relations and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                 Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor
                                                                                 recreational activities as the primary land use. Some
                                                                                 activities best suited to family use or as income-
Research your local parks to find out what                                       producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages,
                                             Outdoor Recreation
activities people like and use the most.                                         camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting preserves, guide
                                                                                 services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest ranches,
                                                                                 natural scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events where
                                                                                 member does not own or manage animals.

                                                                                 Environmental Science and Natural Resources
                                                                                 Management-typically results in FFA members receiving
                                                                                 practical experiences concerned with the principles and
                                                                                 practices of managing and/or improving the environment
                                                                                 and natural resources. Activities may include
Research the impact of various insects on    Environmental Science and Natural   management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
woodlot management.                          Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps,
                                                                                 agricultural energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land
                                                                                 use regulations including soil, water and air quality,
                                                                                 preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                 wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public
                                                                                 relations and education concerning pollution.




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                                                                                     Environmental Science and Natural Resources
                                                                                     Management-typically results in FFA members receiving
                                                                                     practical experiences concerned with the principles and
                                                                                     practices of managing and/or improving the environment
                                                                                     and natural resources. Activities may include
Research impact of using ATV's on public         Environmental Science and Natural   management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
lands.                                           Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps,
                                                                                     agricultural energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land
                                                                                     use regulations including soil, water and air quality,
                                                                                     preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                     wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public
                                                                                     relations and education concerning pollution.


                                                                                     Environmental Science and Natural Resources
                                                                                     Management-typically results in FFA members receiving
                                                                                     practical experiences concerned with the principles and
                                                                                     practices of managing and/or improving the environment
                                                                                     and natural resources. Activities may include
Discover the native plants for your ecological
                                                 Environmental Science and Natural   management of agriculture waste, recycling of agriculture
area and determine how prevalent they are
                                                 Resources                           products, environmental clean-ups, conservation corps,
currently.
                                                                                     agricultural energy usage, multiple uses of resources, land
                                                                                     use regulations including soil, water and air quality,
                                                                                     preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                     wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public
                                                                                     relations and education concerning pollution.




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Plant Systems - Entrepreneurship                    Proficiency Award Area              Proficiency Description 1
                                                                                        Floriculture-using the best management practices available to
                                                                                        efficiently produce and market field or greenhouse
Grow flowers for sale at a local farmer's market.   Floriculture                        production of flowers (fresh and dried), foliage, and related
                                                                                        plant materials for ornamental purposes, including the
                                                                                        arranging, packaging and marketing of these materials.
                                                                                     Fiber and Oil Crop Production-using the best management
                                                                                     practices available to efficiently produce and market crops for
Rent land from a neighbor and grow soybeans.        Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production fiber and/or oil; such as, cotton, sisal, hemp, soybeans, flax,
                                                                                     mustard, canola, castor beans, sunflower, peanuts, dill,
                                                                                     spearmint, and safflower.

                                                       Forest Management and            Forest Management and Products-using the best management
                                                    Products (Pruning in Forest)        practices available to conserve or increase the economic value
                                                                                        of a forest and/or forest products through such practices as
Start your own pruning business.                                                        thinning, pruning, weeding, stand improvement, reforestation,
                                                      or Landscape Management
                                                     (pruning of landscape shrubs       insect and disease control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree
                                                              and plants)               farming, Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                        firewood, and wood chips/mulch.
                                                                                        Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                        equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural management
                                                                                        and financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling,
Start your own spraying business.                   Agricultural Services               crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
                                                                                        hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other
                                                                                        appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                        enterprises.
                                                                                        Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                        equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural management
                                                                                        and financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling,
Start your own forage testing service.              Agricultural Services               crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
                                                                                        hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other
                                                                                        appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                        enterprises.
                                                                                        Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                        equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural management
                                                                                        and financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling,
Start your own soil sampling business.              Agricultural Services               crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
                                                                                        hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other
                                                                                        appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                        enterprises.




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                                                                                  Turf Grass Management-typically involves the planting and
                                                                                  maintaining of turf for outdoor beautification, providing a lawn-
Start your own lawn mowing service.                Turf Grass Management
                                                                                  mowing service, improvement of recreational areas, sod
                                                                                  produced for sale, and golf course management.

                                                                                  Nursery Operations-typically provides students with job-
Grow and sell plants through the high school                                      entry experience in areas such as turf, plants, shrubs and/or
                                                   Nursery Operations
greenhouse.                                                                       tree production for the purpose of transplanting or propagation.
                                                                                  Could include water garden plants if produced to sale.

                                                                                  Forest Management and Products-using the best management
                                                                                  practices available to conserve or increase the economic value
                                                                                  of a forest and/or forest products through such practices as
                                                   Forest Management and
Raise Christmas trees.                                                            thinning, pruning, weeding, stand improvement, reforestation,
                                                   Products
                                                                                  insect and disease control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree
                                                                                  farming, Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                  firewood, and wood chips/mulch.
                                                                                  Vegetable Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                  available to efficiently product and market crops such as beans,
Raise and sell pumpkins.                           Vegetable Production           potatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, hot
                                                                                  peppers, all canning vegetables and all common garden
                                                                                  vegetables.

                                                                                  Fruit Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                  available to efficiently produce and market crops for fruit such
Raise and sell strawberries.                       Fruit Production               as stone fruits, pome fruits, citrus fruits, pineapples, coconuts,
                                                                                  berries, watermelon, grapes, nuts and all common fruits. (Pome
                                                                                  Fruits include apples, mayhaws, and pears. Stone fruits include
                                                                                  peach, nectarine, plum, apricot and cherry)



                                                   Landscape Management or        Landscape Management-typically involves experiences of
Provide services to fertilize lawns, till garden                      Forest      planting and maintaining plants and shrubs, landscaping and
spots, prune trees, etc.                            Management and Products (if   outdoor beautification, groundskeeping, sprinkler installations
                                                             pruning)             and improvement of recreational areas.



                                                                                  Vegetable Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                  available to efficiently product and market crops such as beans,
Grow organic vegetables for a local café.          Vegetable Production           potatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, hot
                                                                                  peppers, all canning vegetables and all common garden
                                                                                  vegetables.
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                                                                                   Specialty Animal Production-using the best management
                                                                                   practices available to efficiently produce and market specialty
Grow and sell red worms used to produce                                            animals not covered in any of the existing award categories,
                                                Specialty Animal Production
compost.
                                                                                   such as: bees, goats, mules, donkeys, miniature horses, mink,
                                                                                   worms, ostriches, emus, alpacas or llamas. Placement could
                                                                                   include zoo worker or placement at any specialty animal facility.
                                                                                   Landscape Management-typically involves experiences of
                                                                                   planting and maintaining plants and shrubs, landscaping and
Sell and install water gardens.                 Landscape Management
                                                                                   outdoor beautification, groundskeeping, sprinkler installations
                                                                                   and improvement of recreational areas.
Plant Systems - Placement                       Proficiency Award Area             Proficiency Description 1
                                                                                   Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                   equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural management
                                                                                   and financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling,
Work as a range consultant.                     Agricultural Services              crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
                                                                                   hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other
                                                                                   appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                   enterprises.
                                                                                   Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-involves the
                                                  Agricultural Mechanics Design    design, and construction of agricultural equipment and/or
                                                  and Fabrication (designing or    structures or the structural materials selection and/or
Work for a sprinkler installation business.     installing)
                                                                                   implementation of plans for utilizing concrete, electricity,
                                                                or Landscape
                                                                                   plumbing, heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning into
                                                            Management
                                                                                   agricultural settings.
                                                                                   Grain Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                   available to efficiently produce and market crops for grain
Work for a grain farmer.                        Grain Production                   production such as corn, barley (including the malting types),
                                                                                   millet, buckwheat, oats, grain sorghum, milo, wheat, rice and
                                                                                   rye.
                                                                                   Forest Management and Products-using the best management
                                                                                   practices available to conserve or increase the economic value
                                                                                   of a forest and/or forest products through such practices as
Conduct timber crews and mark timber to be      Forest Management and
                                                                                   thinning, pruning, weeding, stand improvement, reforestation,
thinned.                                        Products
                                                                                   insect and disease control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree
                                                                                   farming, Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                   firewood, and wood chips/mulch.
                                                                                   Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom
                                                                                   equipment operation and maintenance, agricultural management
                                                                                   and financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling,
Work for an agronomy service and collect soil
                                                Agricultural Services              crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy services, animal
samples.
                                                                                   hospital services, custom and contract feeding services or other
                                                                                   appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                   enterprises.
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                                                                                 Landscape Management-typically involves experiences of
                                                   Landscape Management or
                                                                                 planting and maintaining plants and shrubs, landscaping and
Work for a lawn and landscape care business.                        Turf Grass
                                                                                 outdoor beautification, groundskeeping, sprinkler installations
                                                           Management
                                                                                 and improvement of recreational areas.

                                                                                 Forest Management and Products-using the best management
                                                                                 practices available to conserve or increase the economic value
                                                                                 of a forest and/or forest products through such practices as
                                                   Forest Management and
Work in and monitor the school forest.                                           thinning, pruning, weeding, stand improvement, reforestation,
                                                   Products
                                                                                 insect and disease control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree
                                                                                 farming, Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                 firewood, and wood chips/mulch.

                                                                                 Nursery Operations-typically provides students with job-entry
Work at a nursery                                  Nursery Operations            experience in areas such as turf, plants, shrubs and/or tree
                                                                                 production for the purpose of transplanting or propagation.
                                                                                 Could include water garden plants if produced to sale.

                                                                                 Turf Grass Management-typically involves the planting and
Work at a golf course.                             Turf Grass Management         maintaining of turf for outdoor beautification, providing a lawn-
                                                                                 mowing service, improvement of recreational areas, sod
                                                                                 produced for sale, and golf course management.
                                                                                 Floriculture-using the best management practices available to
                                                                                 efficiently produce and market field or greenhouse
Work for a local flower shop doing design, plant
                                                   Floriculture                  production of flowers (fresh and dried), foliage, and related
care, deliveries, etc.
                                                                                 plant materials for ornamental purposes, including the
                                                                                 arranging, packaging and marketing of these materials.
                                                                                 Grain Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                 available to efficiently produce and market crops for grain
Work at a grain elevator during the summer.        Grain Production              production such as corn, barley (including the malting types),
                                                                                 millet, buckwheat, oats, grain sorghum, milo, wheat, rice and
                                                                                 rye.

                                                                                 Turf Grass Management-typically involves the planting and
Work on a turf farm.                               Turf Grass Management         maintaining of turf for outdoor beautification, providing a lawn-
                                                                                 mowing service, improvement of recreational areas, sod
                                                                                 produced for sale, and golf course management.




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                                                                                   Fruit Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                   available to efficiently produce and market crops for fruit such
                                                                                   as stone fruits, pome fruits, citrus fruits, pineapples, coconuts,
Work in an orchard.                               Fruit Production
                                                                                   berries, watermelon, grapes, nuts and all common fruits. (Pome
                                                                                   Fruits include apples, mayhaws, and pears. Stone fruits include
                                                                                   peach, nectarine, plum, apricot and cherry)

                                                                                   Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                   typically results in FFA members receiving practical
                                                                                   experiences concerned with the principles and practices of
                                                                                   managing and/or improving the environment and natural
                                                                                   resources. Activities may include management of agriculture
                                                  Environmental Science and
Work with county soil scientist to map soils.                                      waste, recycling of agriculture products, environmental clean-
                                                  natural Resources
                                                                                   ups, conservation corps, agricultural energy usage, multiple uses
                                                                                   of resources, land use regulations including soil, water and air
                                                                                   quality, preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                   wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public relations
                                                                                   and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                   Floriculture-using the best management practices available to
                                                                                   efficiently produce and market field or greenhouse production
Work at an area garden center.                    Floriculture                     of flowers (fresh and dried), foliage, and related plant materials
                                                                                   for ornamental purposes, including the arranging, packaging and
                                                                                   marketing of these materials.
Plant Systems - Research &
Agriscience                                       Proficiency Award Area           Proficiency Description 1

                                                                                   Turf Grass Management-typically involves the planting and
Research the best turf grass varieties for your
                                                  Turf Grass Management            maintaining of turf for outdoor beautification, providing a lawn-
area.
                                                                                   mowing service, improvement of recreational areas, sod
                                                                                   produced for sale, and golf course management.
                                                                                   Grain Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                   available to efficiently produce and market crops for grain
Develop a test plot for various types of crops.   Grain Production                 production such as corn, barley (including the malting types),
                                                                                   millet, buckwheat, oats, grain sorghum, milo, wheat, rice and
                                                                                   rye.
                                                                                   Vegetable Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                   available to efficiently product and market crops such as beans,
Use the school lab to manage small vegetable
                                                  Vegetable Production             potatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, hot
crop variety plots.
                                                                                   peppers, all canning vegetables and all common garden
                                                                                   vegetables.




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                                                                                      Forage Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                      available to efficiently produce and market crops for forage such
Test forage samples under various conditions to
                                                         Forage Production            as: sorghum not used for grain, alfalfa, clover, brome grass,
determine feed values.
                                                                                      orchard grass, grain forages, corn and grass silages, and all
                                                                                      pastures.
                                                                                      Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining
                                                                                      experiences in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such
Test organic versus inorganic fertilizers on plant       Emerging Agricultural
                                                                                      as agri-science, biotechnology lab research, computers and
development.                                             Technology
                                                                                      other new and emerging technologies that are not covered in any
                                                                                      of the existing award categories.
                                                                                      Vegetable Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                      available to efficiently product and market crops such as beans,
Research the effect of various planting times on
                                                         Vegetable Production         potatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, hot
yields of green beans.
                                                                                      peppers, all canning vegetables and all common garden
                                                                                      vegetables.
                                                                                      Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining
                                                                                      experiences in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such
Research the effectiveness of genetically                Emerging Agricultural
                                                                                      as agri-science, biotechnology lab research, computers and
modified (GM) crops.                                     Technology
                                                                                      other new and emerging technologies that are not covered in any
                                                                                      of the existing award categories.

                                                                                      Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining
                                                                                      experiences in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such
Discover the best types of artificial lights for plant   Emerging Agricultural
                                                                                      as agri-science, biotechnology lab research, computers and
growth.                                                  Technology
                                                                                      other new and emerging technologies that are not covered in any
                                                                                      of the existing award categories.

                                                                                      Nursery Operations-typically provides students with job-entry
Research plant propagation techniques.                   Nursery Operations           experience in areas such as turf, plants, shrubs and/or tree
                                                                                      production for the purpose of transplanting or propagation.
                                                                                      Could include water garden plants if produced to sale.
                                                                                      Fruit Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                      available to efficiently produce and market crops for fruit such
Test drought tolerance of different types of                                          as stone fruits, pome fruits, citrus fruits, pineapples, coconuts,
                                                         Fruit Production
watermelons.                                                                          berries, watermelon, grapes, nuts and all common fruits. (Pome
                                                                                      Fruits include apples, mayhaws, and pears. Stone fruits include
                                                                                      peach, nectarine, plum, apricot and cherry)


Plant Systems - Exploratory & Service Proficiency Award Area                          Proficiency Description 1



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                                                   Depending upon what area they     Floriculture-using the best management practices available to
                                                   are concentrating on:             efficiently produce and market field or greenhouse production
Take care of flower beds/gardens on school
                                                   Floriculture; Fruit Production;   of flowers (fresh and dried), foliage, and related plant materials
property.
                                                   Nursery Operations; Vegetable     for ornamental purposes, including the arranging, packaging and
                                                   Production                        marketing of these materials.



                                                                                     Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management-
                                                                                     typically results in FFA members receiving practical
                                                                                     experiences concerned with the principles and practices of
                                                                                     managing and/or improving the environment and natural
                                                                                     resources. Activities may include management of agriculture
Build and maintain the compost units at the        Environmental Science and
                                                                                     waste, recycling of agriculture products, environmental clean-
school.                                            natural Resources
                                                                                     ups, conservation corps, agricultural energy usage, multiple uses
                                                                                     of resources, land use regulations including soil, water and air
                                                                                     quality, preservation of wetlands, shorelines and grasslands,
                                                                                     wildlife surveys, erosion prevention practices, public relations
                                                                                     and education concerning pollution.

                                                                                     Forest Management and Products-using the best management
                                                                                     practices available to conserve or increase the economic value
                                                                                     of a forest and/or forest products through such practices as
Volunteer to work with landowners to improve       Forest Management and
                                                                                     thinning, pruning, weeding, stand improvement, reforestation,
their forest lots.                                 Products
                                                                                     insect and disease control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree
                                                                                     farming, Forest Service, making and selling cedar shakes and
                                                                                     firewood, and wood chips/mulch.

                                                                                     Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to
                                                                                     education and extension, including, but not limited to: youth
                                                                                     mentoring, agricultural education departmental assistants, PALS
Provide forestry walk-through tours for elementary                                   mentors and student coordinators, students developing and
                                                   Agricultural Education
students.                                                                            conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
                                                                                     organizations and school aged youth, and students who are
                                                                                     involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the
                                                                                     broad topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA




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                                                                                   Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to
                                                                                   education and extension, including, but not limited to: youth
                                                                                   mentoring, agricultural education departmental assistants, PALS
Plan plant-related activities and laboratores for                                  mentors and student coordinators, students developing and
                                                    Agricultural Education
your class.                                                                        conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
                                                                                   organizations and school aged youth, and students who are
                                                                                   involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the
                                                                                   broad topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA
                                                                                   Vegetable Production-using the best management practices
                                                                                   available to efficiently product and market crops such as beans,
Do a garden projection for school land and have it
                                                   Vegetable Production            potatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, hot
mapped out four years in advance.
                                                                                   peppers, all canning vegetables and all common garden
                                                                                   vegetables.

                                                                                   Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to
                                                                                   education and extension, including, but not limited to: youth
                                                                                   mentoring, agricultural education departmental assistants, PALS
Collect and laminate plants from a nursery                                         mentors and student coordinators, students developing and
                                                    Agricultural Education
landscape CDE at various stages of growth.                                         conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
                                                                                   organizations and school aged youth, and students who are
                                                                                   involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the
                                                                                   broad topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA
                                                                                   Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs in
                                                                                   which a student is placed at a newspaper or other agricultural
                                                                                   print (such as magazines) facilities to obtain training and
                                                                                   practical experience in writing and publicizing in preparation for
Create a brochure about common houseplant
                                                    Agricultural Communications    a writing communications career. Programs may also be at
diseases and how to take care of them.
                                                                                   radio, TV stations, fair media rooms, or other businesses
                                                                                   requiring speaking skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also
                                                                                   includes any use of technology (such as websites) aimed at
                                                                                   communicating the story of agriculture.

                                                                                   Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to
                                                                                   education and extension, including, but not limited to: youth
                                                                                   mentoring, agricultural education departmental assistants, PALS
Complete a report on 10 food plants that includes                                  mentors and student coordinators, students developing and
                                                  Agricultural Education
origin, uses and cultivation practices.                                            conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
                                                                                   organizations and school aged youth, and students who are
                                                                                   involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the
                                                                                   broad topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA




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                                                                                Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to
                                                                                education and extension, including, but not limited to: youth
                                                                                mentoring, agricultural education departmental assistants, PALS
Take pictures and make a CD for plant or insect                                 mentors and student coordinators, students developing and
                                                  Agricultural Education
identification.                                                                 conducting informational materials and presentations for civic
                                                                                organizations and school aged youth, and students who are
                                                                                involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the
                                                                                broad topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA




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Proficiency Description 1




Landscape Management-typically involves
experiences of planting and maintaining plants
and shrubs, landscaping and outdoor
beautification, groundskeeping, sprinkler
installations and improvement of recreational
areas.




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Forest Management and Products-using the
best management practices available to
conserve or increase the economic value of a
forest and/or forest products through such
practices as thinning, pruning, weeding, stand
improvement, reforestation, insect and disease
control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree
farming, Forest Service, making and selling
cedar shakes and firewood, and wood
chips/mulch.




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Proficiency Description 1




Landscape Management-typically involves
experiences of planting and maintaining plants
and shrubs, landscaping and outdoor
beautification, groundskeeping, sprinkler
installations and improvement of recreational
areas.




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Turf Grass Management-typically involves
the planting and maintaining of turf for outdoor
beautification, providing a lawn-mowing
service, improvement of recreational areas, sod
produced for sale, and golf course management.




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Proficiency Description 1




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Proficiency Description 1



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Fruit Production-using the best management
practices available to efficiently produce and
market crops for fruit such as stone fruits, pome
fruits, citrus fruits, pineapples, coconuts,
berries, watermelon, grapes, nuts and all
common fruits. (Pome Fruits include apples,
mayhaws, and pears. Stone fruits include
peach, nectarine, plum, apricot and cherry)




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Power, Structural & Technical
Systems - Entrepreneurship    Proficiency Award Area                                   Proficiency Description 1
                                                                                     Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-involves the design, and
                                                                                     construction of agricultural equipment and/or structures or the structural
Design, build and sell lawn ornaments. Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication materials selection and/or implementation of plans for utilizing concrete,
                                                                                     electricity, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning into
                                                                                     agricultural settings.
                                                                                     Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-involves the repair
Operate a lawnmower service and repair
                                       Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance and maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn
business
                                                                                     equipment) and/or structures.
                                                                                     Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-involves the design, and
                                                                                     construction of agricultural equipment and/or structures or the structural
Build garden sheds for homeowners.     Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication materials selection and/or implementation of plans for utilizing concrete,
                                                                                     electricity, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning into
                                                                                     agricultural settings.

                                                                                       Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
Start a basic computer help service for
                                           Emerging Agricultural Technology            in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
area agriculture producers.
                                                                                       biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                                       technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.
                                                                                       Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment
                                                                                       operation and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services,
Start a custom spraying service that                                                   animal breeding services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
                                           Agricultural Services
utilizes GPS.                                                                          taxidermy services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                                                       services or other appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                       enterprises.

Design custom computer programs using                                                  Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
Excel or other software to solve      Emerging Agricultural Technology                 in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
problems for producers.                                                                biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                                       technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.

                                                                                       Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to education and
                                                                                       extension, including, but not limited to: youth mentoring, agricultural
Provide basic internet and e-mail                                                      education departmental assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
training to producers to increase their    Agricultural Education                      students developing and conducting informational materials and
level of confidence in using technology.                                               presentations for civic organizations and school aged youth, and students
                                                                                       who are involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad
                                                                                       topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA




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                                                                                         Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment
                                                                                         operation and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services,
Map fields, weeds, etc. for producers                                                    animal breeding services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
                                          Agricultural Services
using GPS and GIS.                                                                       taxidermy services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                                                         services or other appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                         enterprises.
                                                                                         Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment
                                                                                         operation and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services,
Operate a business that computerizes                                                     animal breeding services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
                                          Agricultural Services
farmers' records.                                                                        taxidermy services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                                                         services or other appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                         enterprises.
                                                                                         Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment
                                                                                         operation and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services,
Make business cards, stationary, etc. for                                                animal breeding services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
                                          Agricultural Services
businesses or chapter members.                                                           taxidermy services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                                                         services or other appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                         enterprises.
                                                                                        Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-involves the design, and
                                            Depending upon what the student is doing:
                                                                                        construction of agricultural equipment and/or structures or the structural
Run a custom fence building and repair    Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication
                                                                                        materials selection and/or implementation of plans for utilizing concrete,
business.                                  (building the fence); Agricultural Mechancis
                                                                                        electricity, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning into
                                            Repair & Maintenance (repairing the fence).
                                                                                        agricultural settings.


Power, Structural & Technical
Systems - Placement           Proficiency Award Area                                     Proficiency Description 1
                                                                                       Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-involves the repair
Work as a diesel mechanic assistant.    Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance and maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn
                                                                                       equipment) and/or structures.
                                                                                       Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-involves the design, and
                                         Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication
                                                                                       construction of agricultural equipment and/or structures or the structural
                                        (If designing or installing the irrigation)
Work for an irrigation service company.                                                materials selection and/or implementation of plans for utilizing concrete,
                                                                                    or
                                                                                       electricity, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning into
                                             Agricultural Services (if implementation)
                                                                                       agricultural settings.

                                                                                        Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining
Assist with GPS mapping for agronomic
                                      Emerging Agricultural Technology                  experiences in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-
services company
                                                                                        science, biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                                        technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.
                                                                                        Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-involves the repair
Work in a welding shop                    Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance and maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn
                                                                                        equipment) and/or structures.


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                                                                                         Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-involves the repair
Work as an assistant for an truck or
                                           Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance and maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn
tractor mechanic.
                                                                                         equipment) and/or structures.
                                                                                         Agricultural Mechanics Energy Systems (Ag. Power)-involves the
Work for a local electrician in                                                          adjustments, repairs, and maintenance of agricultural power systems
                                           Agricultural Mechanics Energy Systems
agricultural settings.                                                                   including mechanical power, electrical power, chemical power, wind power,
                                                                                         solar power and/or water power.
                                                                                         Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-involves the design, and
                                                                                         construction of agricultural equipment and/or structures or the structural
Pour concrete forms for machine sheds
                                           Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication materials selection and/or implementation of plans for utilizing concrete,
or other agricultural buildings.
                                                                                         electricity, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning into
                                                                                         agricultural settings.
                                                                                         Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-involves the design, and
Work on plumbing waste systems, air                                                      construction of agricultural equipment and/or structures or the structural
and water systems in agricultural          Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication materials selection and/or implementation of plans for utilizing concrete,
settings.                                                                                electricity, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning into
                                                                                         agricultural settings.
                                                                                         Agricultural Mechanics Energy Systems (Ag. Power)-involves the
Wire agricultural buildings for lights and                                               adjustments, repairs, and maintenance of agricultural power systems
                                           Agricultural Mechanics Energy Systems
receptacles.                                                                             including mechanical power, electrical power, chemical power, wind
                                                                                         power, solar power and/or water power.
                                                                                         Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-involves the repair
Provide maintenance for school shop
                                           Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance and maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn
equipment
                                                                                         equipment) and/or structures.
                                                                                         Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment
                                                                                         operation and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services,
Manage the steel inventory in the                                                        animal breeding services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
                                           Agricultural Services
agriculture shop.                                                                        taxidermy services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                                                         services or other appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                         enterprises.
                                                                                         Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-involves the repair
Machine and rebuild engine parts for
                                           Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance and maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn
agricultural equipment.
                                                                                         equipment) and/or structures.
                                                                                         Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-involves the repair
Work for a small engine repair shop -
                                           Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance and maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn
overhaul and repair.
                                                                                         equipment) and/or structures.
                                                                                         Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment
                                                                                         operation and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services,
Work with county soil and water
                                                                                         animal breeding services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
engineers - assist in measuring and        Agricultural Services
                                                                                         taxidermy services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
engineer design.
                                                                                         services or other appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                         enterprises.




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                                                                                         Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment
                                                                                         operation and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services,
                                                                                         animal breeding services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
Work as a surveyor's assistant           Agricultural Services
                                                                                         taxidermy services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                                                         services or other appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                                         enterprises.
                                                                                         Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-involves the design, and
                                                                                         construction of agricultural equipment and/or structures or the structural
Work for a plumbing business in an
                                         Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication   materials selection and/or implementation of plans for utilizing concrete,
agricultural setting.
                                                                                         electricity, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning into
                                                                                         agricultural settings.

                                                                                         Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
Work for a local university in the area of
                                           Emerging Agricultural Technology              in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
robotics in agriculture.
                                                                                         biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                                         technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.
Power, Structural & Technical
Systems - Exploratory &
Service                       Proficiency Award Area                                     Proficiency Description 1
                                                                                         Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to education and
                                                                                         extension, including, but not limited to: youth mentoring, agricultural
                                         Agricultural Education or                       education departmental assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
Conduct a field demonstration on GPS
                                                             Emerging Agricultural       students developing and conducting informational materials and
systems for elementary students.
                                                           Technology                    presentations for civic organizations and school aged youth, and students
                                                                                         who are involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad
                                                                                         topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA

                                                                                         Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to education and
                                                                                         extension, including, but not limited to: youth mentoring, agricultural
                                                                                         education departmental assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
Develop "hands-on" activitites for the
                                         Agricultural Education                          students developing and conducting informational materials and
class.
                                                                                         presentations for civic organizations and school aged youth, and students
                                                                                         who are involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad
                                                                                         topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA

                                                                                         Home and/or Community Development-typically involves improving and
                                                                                         protecting the beauty of an area by using natural vegetation or commercial
                                                                                         ornamental plants and/or modernizing the home for better health and
Complete home or farmstead
                                         Home and/or Community Development               comfort through installation or improvement of water and sanitary facilities,
improvement construction activities
                                                                                         heating and air conditioning or labor saving devices. Also includes
                                                                                         community development activities such as volunteerism, community
                                                                                         development and community betterment activities.



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                                                                                Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to education and
                                                                                extension, including, but not limited to: youth mentoring, agricultural
                                                                                education departmental assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
Hold a classroom demonstration on
                                        Agricultural Education                  students developing and conducting informational materials and
automated systems.
                                                                                presentations for civic organizations and school aged youth, and students
                                                                                who are involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad
                                                                                topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA
                                                                                Agricultural Mechanics Energy Systems (Ag. Power)-involves the
                                                                                adjustments, repairs, and maintenance of agricultural power systems
Construct protypes of hydraulic systems Agricultural Mechanics Energy Systems
                                                                                including mechanical power, electrical power, chemical power, wind power,
                                                                                solar power and/or water power.
                                                                                Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs in which a
                                                                                student is placed at a newspaper or other agricultural print (such as
                                                                                magazines) facilities to obtain training and practical experience in writing
Create digital video programs about                                             and publicizing in preparation for a writing communications career.
                                        Agricultural Communications
FFA.                                                                            Programs may also be at radio, TV stations, fair media rooms, or other
                                                                                businesses requiring speaking skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also
                                                                                includes any use of technology (such as websites) aimed at communicating
                                                                                the story of agriculture.
                                                                                Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs in which a
                                                                                student is placed at a newspaper or other agricultural print (such as
                                                                                magazines) facilities to obtain training and practical experience in writing
Create and produce a weekly television                                          and publicizing in preparation for a writing communications career.
                                         Agricultural Communications
or radio show about FFA and agriculutre.                                        Programs may also be at radio, TV stations, fair media rooms, or other
                                                                                businesses requiring speaking skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also
                                                                                includes any use of technology (such as websites) aimed at communicating
                                                                                the story of agriculture.
                                                                                Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs in which a
                                                                                student is placed at a newspaper or other agricultural print (such as
                                                                                magazines) facilities to obtain training and practical experience in writing
Maintain the chapter web page.          Agricultural Communications             and publicizing in preparation for a writing communications career.
                                                                                Programs may also be at radio, TV stations, fair media rooms, or other
                                                                                businesses requiring speaking skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also
                                                                                includes any use of technology (such as websites) aimed at communicating
                                                                                the story of agriculture.
                                                                                Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs in which a
                                                                                student is placed at a newspaper or other agricultural print (such as
Interview area agriculture producers                                            magazines) facilities to obtain training and practical experience in writing
about the changes in technology over the Agricultural Communications            and publicizing in preparation for a writing communications career.
past 50 years.                                                                  Programs may also be at radio, TV stations, fair media rooms, or other
                                                                                businesses requiring speaking skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also
                                                                                includes any use of technology (such as websites) aimed at communicating
                                                                                the story of agriculture.


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                                                                                     Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs in which a
                                                                                     student is placed at a newspaper or other agricultural print (such as
                                                                                     magazines) facilities to obtain training and practical experience in writing
Report on all of the control systems used                                            and publicizing in preparation for a writing communications career.
                                          Agricultural Communications
in a typical greenhouse.                                                             Programs may also be at radio, TV stations, fair media rooms, or other
                                                                                     businesses requiring speaking skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also
                                                                                     includes any use of technology (such as websites) aimed at communicating
                                                                                     the story of agriculture.
                                                                                     Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs in which a
                                                                                     student is placed at a newspaper or other agricultural print (such as
Prepare a 10-minute presentation on GIS                                              magazines) facilities to obtain training and practical experience in writing
                                         Agricultural Communications or              and publicizing in preparation for a writing communications career.
mapping for forestry, wildlife, soil and
                                                  Emerging Agricultural Technology   Programs may also be at radio, TV stations, fair media rooms, or other
water management.
                                                                                     businesses requiring speaking skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also
                                                                                     includes any use of technology (such as websites) aimed at communicating
                                                                                     the story of agriculture.
                                                                                     Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to education and
                                                                                     extension, including, but not limited to: youth mentoring, agricultural
                                                                                     education departmental assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
Create a teaching model to show how a
                                        Agricultural Education                       students developing and conducting informational materials and
small gas engine works.
                                                                                     presentations for civic organizations and school aged youth, and students
                                                                                     who are involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad
                                                                                     topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA

                                                                                     Agricultural Education - for students with SAE's related to education and
                                                                                     extension, including, but not limited to: youth mentoring, agricultural
Create a demonstration model that                                                    education departmental assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
shows proper and improper welding       Agricultural Education                       students developing and conducting informational materials and
techniques.                                                                          presentations for civic organizations and school aged youth, and students
                                                                                     who are involved in SAEs surrounding educating the public about the broad
                                                                                     topics of agriculture, agriculture education and the FFA

                                                                                     Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
Shadow a computer professional in any
                                        Emerging Agricultural Technology             in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
agriculture-related industry.
                                                                                     biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                                     technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.
                                                                                     Agricultural Communications-typically includes programs in which a
                                                                                     student is placed at a newspaper or other agricultural print (such as
                                                                                     magazines) facilities to obtain training and practical experience in writing
Volunteer to design a website for a local                                            and publicizing in preparation for a writing communications career.
                                          Agricultural Communications
agriculture gorup.                                                                   Programs may also be at radio, TV stations, fair media rooms, or other
                                                                                     businesses requiring speaking skills and knowledge of agriculture. Also
                                                                                     includes any use of technology (such as websites) aimed at communicating
                                                                                     the story of agriculture.

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Power, Structural & Technical
Systems - Research &
Agriscience                   Proficiency Award Area                                     Proficiency Description 1

                                                                                         Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
Research the adoption of technology by
                                          Emerging Agricultural Technology               in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
agriculture producers in your area.
                                                                                         biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                                         technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.

                                                                                        Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
Research the differences among farm
                                          Emerging Agricultural Technology              in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
management software systems.
                                                                                        biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                                        technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.
                                                                                        Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-involves the repair
Test the strength of different types of
                                          Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance and maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn
welds.
                                                                                        equipment) and/or structures.

Research the cost versus return of                                                       Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
automating systems in an agriculture      Emerging Agricultural Technology               in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
processing facility.                                                                     biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                                         technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.

                                                                                         Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
Study the latest advancements of
                                          Emerging Agricultural Technology               in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
robotics in agriculture.
                                                                                         biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                                         technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.
                                                                                         Agricultural Mechanics Energy Systems (Ag. Power)-involves the
Research the energy use of different
                                                                                         adjustments, repairs, and maintenance of agricultural power systems
types of lighting systems in farm         Agricultural Mechanics Energy Systems
                                                                                         including mechanical power, electrical power, chemical power, wind power,
buildings.
                                                                                         solar power and/or water power.

Research the water savings                                                               Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
accomplished by new irrigation            Emerging Agricultural Technology               in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
technologies.                                                                            biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                                         technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.

Research the biggest challenges                                                          Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
producers face when adopting new          Emerging Agricultural Technology               in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
technology.                                                                              biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                                         technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.




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                                                                            Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment
                                                                            operation and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services,
Compare and contrast the different                                          animal breeding services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
                                         Agricultural Services
styles of tillage equipment.                                                taxidermy services, animal hospital services, custom and contract feeding
                                                                            services or other appropriate services offered through agricultural
                                                                            enterprises.

Study the possible modifications in                                         Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
agriculture equipment for persons with   Emerging Agricultural Technology   in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
disabilities.                                                               biotechnology lab research, computers and other new and emerging
                                                                            technologies that are not covered in any of the existing award categories.




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Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-involves the
repair and maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including
lawn equipment) and/or structures.




Proficiency Description 1




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Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining
experiences in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as
agri-science, biotechnology lab research, computers and other
new and emerging technologies that are not covered in any of
the existing award categories.




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Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining
experiences in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such
as agri-science, biotechnology lab research, computers and other
new and emerging technologies that are not covered in any of the
existing award categories.




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