SAE Ideas - Red Wing FFA by zhangyun

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									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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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 or
                 This listing is not all inclusive as
as 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 departments,
Raise fish for the state fish and game department.
                                                            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 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-typically provides insights into horse production, breeding,              Outdoor Recreation-typically strives to develop outdoor recreational activities as the
                                                        Equine Science or          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          Outdoor Recreation          include calf roping, barrel racing, rodeo, racing, riding lessons and therapeutic        enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping areas, fishing, hunting, shooting
students.                                        (See Proficiency Description 2 in horseback riding if horses are owned and/or managed by the member.                       preserves, guide services, riding stables, vacation farms and guest ranches, natural
                                                            column E)                                                                                                       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
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   Small Animal Production and hedgehogs, guinea pigs etc, and programs that typically provide a service in
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 or
                                                         student is performing)     services offered through agricultural enterprises.                                      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 and                                 producing enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping areas, fishing,
                                                     Outdoor Recreation
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 departments,
Work for the state game and fish department
                                                         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 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 Food agricultural products. Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,        and development to improve taste, nutrition, quality and/or value of food. Programs
                                                   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 of       processing of food products, marketing or sales of food products, or food preparation
                                                                                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 county
                                                                              through installation or improvement of water and sanitary facilities, heating and air
fair.
                                                                              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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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
                                    Agricultural Services   custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
           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 services,
Operate custom heifer raising
                                    Agricultural Services   custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
          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 services,
  Operate custom hog raising
                                    Agricultural Services   custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
           business.
                                                            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.

                                                            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.


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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
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 leaves                             custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                       Agricultural Services
          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
                                                               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.




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                                                                               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.
                                                                                    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.




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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 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.

                                                          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.




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                                                            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 agriculture   Agricultural Services   custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
            business.                                       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,
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.




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                                                                  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 businesses       Agricultural Services      custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
           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 applying                                 custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
                                       Agricultural Services
         for youth loans.                                         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 training and
 Start a weekly price reporting                                   practical experience in writing and publicizing in preparation
     service to publish in a        Agricultural Communications   for a writing communications career. Programs may also be at
           newsletter.                                            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 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 training and
 Volunteer to do website and                                   practical experience in writing and publicizing in preparation
brochure development for local   Agricultural Communications   for a writing communications career. Programs may also be at
    agriculture businesses.                                    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 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
                                    Agricultural Services      custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing, taxidermy
      or loan officer.
                                                               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 training and
Produce a weekly column for a                                 practical experience in writing and publicizing in preparation
newspaper about agricultural    Agricultural Communications   for a writing communications career. Programs may also be at
           issues.                                            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 the Leaf Collection - Agricultural Services;   financial services, animal breeding services, custom baling, crop
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, machinery or
Sell shop safety equipment door to door.                       Agricultural Sales
                                                                                                   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, machinery or
Sell radon detectors and collect radon samples.                Agricultural Sales
                                                                                                   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
Lead farm safety program for elementary students.        Agricultural Education              mentors and student coordinators, 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
                                                         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 of
                                                                                                     packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural products.         agricultural equipment, machinery or structures. Activities may also include the
                                                                                                     Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,             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,
                                                   (depending upon what the applicant is doing, just processing. Non-food products could include by-products
           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 and processing. Non-food products could include by-products
market.                                           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 of
                                                                                                   packaging, and storing food and nonfood agricultural products.    agricultural equipment, machinery or structures. Activities may also include the
                                                                                                   Programs may include processing meat, milk, honey, cheese,        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 on                                    experience in writing and publicizing in preparation for a writing
                                                    Agricultural Communication     communications career. Programs may also be at radio, TV
              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, Fish
Raise wild game fowl for sale to local hunters. Wildlife Production and Management
                                                                                        &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 and
Stock and maintain fish populations in ponds.                                          aquatic plants and animals. Programs can include catfish, habitat, trapping, Fish &Wildlife departments, Forest
                                                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 improvement,
Contract with landowners to plant food plots                                          development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish
                                               Wildlife Production and Management
for wildlife.                                                                         &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 Management and
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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-producing
Develop hunting ranges; Set up indoor/outdoor                                        enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping
                                              Outdoor Recreation
ranges for bow competitions.                                                         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,
Develop a forest/wildlife management plan for                                        development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish
                                              Wildlife Production and Management
a local landowner.                                                                   &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 improvement,
Work for a landowner to plant habitat for wild                                      development of new land and water habitat, trapping, Fish
                                               Wildlife Production and Management
game.                                                                               &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, camping
Serve as hunting guide.                        Outdoor Recreation
                                                                                    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
                                                                                    areas.




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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, camping
Work for a park service during the summer.     Outdoor Recreation
                                                                                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, camping
Work for a nature center.                      Outdoor Recreation
                                                                                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 and                                    through such practices as thinning, pruning, weeding,
                                                Forest Management and Products
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-producing
Assist local city management with summer                                           enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping
                                              Outdoor Recreation
programs by serving as guides                                                      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, Fish
Work for the fish and game department.        Wildlife Production and Management
                                                                                   &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
Work for parks and recreation in maintenance                                       enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping
                                             Outdoor Recreation
department.                                                                        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 communicating the
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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, Fish
                                                  Wildlife Production and Management
resources agency.                                                                         &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-producing    through practices such as land and water habitat
                                                                     or                  enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping          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 Management if areas, fishing, hunting, shooting preserves, guide services,
                                                            starting a fish pond         riding stables, vacation farms and guest ranches, natural      Service, Department of Natural Resources or the
                                                                                         scenic or historic areas, and rodeo events where member        stocking of fish and wild game. Wildlife ducks, geese,
                                                                                         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, Fish
                                               Wildlife Production and Management
wildlife habitat, etc.                                                                    &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,
Develop habitat trails for walking.               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
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-producing
Volunteer to assist at campgrounds with                                             enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping
                                                Outdoor Recreation
cleanup and maintenance.                                                            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-producing
Research your local parks to find out what                                       enterprises are vacation cabins and cottages, camping
                                             Outdoor Recreation
activities people like and use the most.                                         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 Products-using the best management
                                                        Forest Management and           practices available to conserve or increase the economic value of
                                                       Products (Pruning in Forest)     a forest and/or forest products through such practices as thinning,
Start your own pruning business.                       or Landscape Management          pruning, weeding, stand improvement, reforestation, insect and
                                                      (pruning of landscape shrubs
                                                                                        disease control, planting, harvesting, Christmas tree farming,
                                                               and plants)
                                                                                        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.
                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                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 thinning,
                                                   Forest Management and
Raise Christmas trees.                                                          pruning, weeding, stand improvement, reforestation, insect and
                                                   Products
                                                                                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 as stone
Raise and sell strawberries.                       Fruit Production             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-typically involves experiences of
                                                     Landscape Management or
Provide services to fertilize lawns, till garden                                planting and maintaining plants and shrubs, landscaping and
                                                      Forest Management and
spots, prune trees, etc.                                                        outdoor beautification, groundskeeping, sprinkler installations
                                                        Products (if 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, such
                                                Specialty Animal Production
compost.
                                                                                   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 Management          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 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 thinning,
Conduct timber crews and mark timber to be      Forest Management and
                                                                                   pruning, weeding, stand improvement, reforestation, insect and
thinned.                                        Products
                                                                                   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 hospital
samples.
                                                                                   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 Management    outdoor beautification, groundskeeping, sprinkler installations
                                                                                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 thinning,
                                                   Forest Management and
Work in and monitor the school forest.                                          pruning, weeding, stand improvement, reforestation, insect and
                                                   Products
                                                                                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
                                                                                maintaining of turf for outdoor beautification, providing a lawn-
Work at a golf course.                             Turf Grass Management
                                                                                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
                                                                                maintaining of turf for outdoor beautification, providing a lawn-
Work on a turf farm.                               Turf Grass Management
                                                                                mowing service, improvement of recreational areas, sod
                                                                                produced for sale, and golf course management.
                                                                                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,
Work in an orchard.                                Fruit Production
                                                                                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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                                                                                      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 waste, recycling of
                                                     Environmental Science and
Work with county soil scientist to map soils.                                         agriculture products, environmental clean-ups, conservation
                                                     natural Resources
                                                                                      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 of
Work at an area garden center.                       Floriculture                     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                                       maintaining of turf for outdoor beautification, providing a lawn-
                                                     Turf Grass Management
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.
                                                                                      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.


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                                                                                           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 modified Emerging Agricultural
                                                                                           as agri-science, biotechnology lab research, computers and
(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 as stone
Test drought tolerance of different types of                                               fruits, pome fruits, citrus fruits, pineapples, coconuts, berries,
                                                         Fruit Production
watermelons.                                                                               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


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




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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 management of agriculture waste, recycling of
Build and maintain the compost units at the         Environmental Science and
                                                                                     agriculture products, environmental clean-ups, conservation
school.                                             natural Resources
                                                                                     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 thinning,
Volunteer to work with landowners to improve their Forest Management and
                                                                                     pruning, weeding, stand improvement, reforestation, insect and
forest lots.                                       Products
                                                                                     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

                                                                                     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.



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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
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 radio,
diseases and how to take care of them.
                                                                                 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

                                                                                 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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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
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 and
Operate a lawnmower service and repair
                                       Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn equipment)
business
                                                                                     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 training                                            education departmental assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
to producers to increase their level of    Agricultural Education                     students developing and conducting informational materials and
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
                                                                                      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.
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                                                                                          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 and
Work as a diesel mechanic assistant.    Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance 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
Work for an irrigation service company.     (If designing or installing the irrigation) materials selection and/or implementation of plans for utilizing concrete,
                                          or Agricultural Services (if implementation) electricity, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning into
                                                                                        agricultural settings.

                                                                                        Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
Assist with GPS mapping for agronomic
                                      Emerging Agricultural Technology                  in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
services company
                                                                                        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 and
Work in a welding shop                    Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn equipment)
                                                                                        and/or structures.
                                                                                        Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-involves the repair and
Work as an assistant for an truck or
                                          Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn equipment)
tractor mechanic.
                                                                                        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.


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                                                                                         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 and
Provide maintenance for school shop
                                           Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance 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 and
Machine and rebuild engine parts for
                                           Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn equipment)
agricultural equipment.
                                                                                         and/or structures.
                                                                                         Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-involves the repair and
Work for a small engine repair shop -
                                           Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn equipment)
overhaul and repair.
                                                                                         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.
                                                                                         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.




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                                                                                         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
                                                                                         education departmental assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
Conduct a field demonstration on GPS               Agricultural Education or
                                                                                         students developing and conducting informational materials and
systems for elementary students.                Emerging Agricultural 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
Complete home or farmstead                                                               ornamental plants and/or modernizing the home for better health and comfort
                                         Home and/or Community Development               through installation or improvement of water and sanitary facilities, heating
improvement construction activities
                                                                                         and air conditioning or labor saving devices. Also includes community
                                                                                         development activities such as volunteerism, community development and
                                                                                         community betterment activities.
                                                                                         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


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                                                                                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.
                                                                                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.


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                                                                                    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
                                                                                    education departmental assistants, PALS mentors and student coordinators,
Create a demonstration model that shows
                                        Agricultural Education                      students developing and conducting informational materials and
proper and improper welding 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.
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.
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                                                                                        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 and
Test the strength of different types of
                                          Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance maintenance of agricultural equipment, (including lawn equipment)
welds.
                                                                                        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 robotics
                                          Emerging Agricultural Technology               in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
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.

                                                                                         Emerging Agricultural Technology-involves students gaining experiences
Research the water savings accomplished
                                        Emerging Agricultural Technology                 in new and emerging agricultural technologies, such as agri-science,
by new irrigation 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.
                                                                                         Agricultural Services-involves students working in custom equipment
                                                                                         operation and maintenance, agricultural management and financial services,
Compare and contrast the different styles                                                animal breeding services, custom baling, crop scouting, horse shoeing,
                                          Agricultural Services
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.




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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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