Supervised Agriculture Experience
Supervised Agriculture Experiences (SAE) are a vital part of the ag ed program.
We are constantly trying to improve our member's SAE projects.
Look below to learn more about types of SAEs and common ones in our chapter.
4 Types of SAE Projects
Placement SAEs involve the student working for an agriculture based company. These experiences may be paid or un-paid.
Examples would include working on a
Farm supply store
Local ag business
Students with an entrepreneurship SAE own their own agriculture operation.
A few examples would include
Raising and selling animals or crops
Building and selling agricultural equipment
This SAE activity is usually beginner level, short term and designed to help students learn more about agriculture and possible careers.
Examples would include:
Shadowing an ag professional
Interviewing an ag professional
In a research SAE students plan and conduct major agricultural experiments using the scientific process and discover new knowledge.
Examples would include conducting research on
Efficient feed supplements for livestock
Consumer reactions to agricultural products
Our SAE Examples
Alexis M. interviewed and job shadowed the local vet
Kourtney owns and operates a breeding beef operation.
Gwen owns a bee hive and collects honey.
Garrett M. works at "O YA Grey Hounds"
Commonly Asked Questions
How do I learn more about SAE's?
I don't have an SAE, what one can I do?
Why is SAE important?
It gives hands on experience and relates back to classroom and FFA.
What opportunity does having a good SAE give me?
It helps you gain experience. In order to receive your Iowa and American Degree having a good SAE is required.
How do I work on my SAE?
You will need to keep up your record book. Some class time will be spent on it, but may need to do more.