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					  SAE
Kevin Bradley
              What is it?
• Supervised Agricultural Experience

• Done outside of class time

• 1/3 of total ag. program - FFA/SAE/Class

• For every student
         What’s the Purpose?
• Explore variety of subjects about Ag.

• Provides hands on experiences

• Earn money while learning

• Teaches record keeping

• Win awards and recognition
            Types of SAE
•   Entrepreneurship
•   Experimental
•   Analytical
•   Placement
•   Exploratory
•   Improvement
•   Supplementary
         Entrepreneurship
• Owns the business and financial risk
  is on you

• Learns skills to have a successful
  business
           Entrepreneurship
• Production or agribusiness related

  – Production Examples
    • Grow a commodity (trees, vegetables, livestock)


  – Agribusiness Examples
    • Buy and resell for profit (pets business, pay to fish
      operation)
            Experimental
• Planning and conducting an
  agricultural experiment using the
  scientific method
            Experimental
• Example
 – Comparing various fertilizers on plant
   growth
              Analytical
• Identify an ag. problem that can’t be
  solved by an experiment
• Investigate and analyze the problem
• Ex. A marketing display
               Placement

• Student is placed with an employee (full or
  part time)
• Usually is paid but can be unpaid
                  Placement

• Production or Agribusiness

  – Production Examples
    • Farm, ranch, greenhouse


  – Agribusiness Example
    • Vet center, florist, garden center
              Exploratory

• Observing, shadowing, or helping in an
  agricultural area

• Short duration

• Learn lots of ag. careers
               Exploratory

• Examples
  – Interviews, day shadowing, attend a career
    day
              Improvement

• Must be ag. related and improve:
• Must increase:
  – Value
  – Efficiency or
  – Living conditions
              Improvement
• No wages
• No ownership
• Learn new skills

• Examples
  – Building a fence, painting a room, landscaping
            Supplementary

• One skill not related to major SAE

• Examples:
  – Ag mechanics SAE and you sow grass
    outside the shop
  – Beef Production SAE and you change the oil
    in your lawnmower

				
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