What in the World is SAE? SAE Info • SAE stands for Supervised Agricultural Experience • SAE is your major project for this class. It counts for 30% of your final grade – You must complete 15 hours for your SAE per quarter. These hours must be done outside of school time What is a SAE? • A SAE program is a planned practical agricultural activity which supports skill and competency development, career success and application of specific agricultural and academic skills a student has learned through classroom instruction in agricultural education. What is a SAE? • A SAE program is the actual, hands-on application of concepts and principles learned in the agricultural education classroom. Students are supervised by agricultural education teachers in cooperation with parents, employers and other adults who assist them in the development and achievement of their educational and career goals. (National FFA Organization) Types of SAE Types of SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) • Entrepreneurship – planning, implementing, operating and assuming financial risks in an agricultural business or farming activity. – Examples: raising hogs, chickens, or plants to sell, or operating a farm supply store. Types of SAE • Experimental – planning and conducting an agricultural experiment using the scientific process or scientific method such as comparing different fertilizer rates on plants. Types of SAE • Analytical – identify an agricultural problem that cannot be solved by experiments and design a plan to investigate and analyze the problem such as a marketing display. Types of SAE • Placement – Teachers aid in placing students into jobs outside the regular classroom hours and may be paid or unpaid work such as working at a farm supply store, at a greenhouse or for a landscape company. Types of SAE • Exploratory – helps students learn about agriculture and become aware of possible agricultural careers through short times spent observing, shadowing or helping such as attending a career day, interviewing a veterinarian or assisting a horse owner. Minor SAE’s • Improvement – a series of activities that improves the value or appearance of the place of employment, school, home or community; the efficiency of a business or an enterprise; or living conditions of the family. Examples include computerizing records, building a fence, growing a herb or vegetable garden, installing a landscape, remodeling or repairing equipment. Minor SAE’s • Supplementary – performing one specific agricultural skill outside of normal class time. – This skill is not related to the major SAE but is normally taught in an agricultural program, it involves experimental learning and contribute to the development of agriculture skills and knowledge on the part of the student. – The activity is accomplished in less than a day and does not require a series of steps such as pruning a tree, staking tomatoes or changing oil. Why should I have an SAE? • • • • • • • • Develop job skills Earn $$ Win FFA Awards Develop skills to start your own business Develop skills and knowledge that are helpful in college Learn about careers Keep accurate records Improve decision-making skills Why should I have an SAE? • You could win a proficiency award!!! – This is an award earned by submitting pictures AND records from an SAE project in one of 51 categories – Recipients of these awards win money/scholarship and can even win a trip to Costa Rica! • For example: For your SAE, you work at a plant nursery. You could enter your SAE Diversified Horticulture or Nursery Operations. • EARN YOUR FFA DEGREES. Greenhand Degree Requirements – Enrollment in an ag. Class • Ability to explain the FFA motto, salute, Creed, emblem, colors and Code of Ethics and official dress • FFA member • Plans for an SAE Program • This degree is bronze and awarded by the chapter Chapter Degree Requirements • Earned Greenhand Degree • Two semesters of ag. Classes • SAE program • $150 or 45 hours • 15 min. group discussion • Demonstrate five procedures of parliamentary law • Satisfactory scholastic record • This degree is Silver and awarded by the chapter. State Degree Requirements • Chapter FFA Degree • Two years of ag. course work and 24 months of active FFA membership • SAE program • $1000 or 300 hours. • Demonstrate leadership ability • Five activities above the chapter level • Satisfactory scholastic record • This degree is Gold and is awarded at the State FFA Convention American Degree Requirements • State FFA Degree • 3 years of ag. course work and 36 months of active FFA membership • Graduated from high school for 12 months • Outstanding SAE • $7500 or $1500 + 2250 hours • Outstanding leadership ability • High school average of C or better • This degree is a Golden Key and awarded at the National FFA Convention Record Keeping • Keeping a journal of your activities • Record when – You do something new – Spend money – Spend time Types of Entries • Entrepreneurship -type of enterprise, amount bought or sold, expenses, income, efficiency factors, etc. • Experimental -review of literature, hypothesis, data log, findings, recommendations, etc. • Analytical -title of activity, identification of problem, background information, steps to solve problem, project log of what was done, results, and recommendations. Types of Entries • Placement -training agreement signed by student, teacher, employer and parent or guardian stating which each will do, record of work, hours and income. • Exploratory -date, activity, observation and comments, hours. • Improvement - date started, date completed, improvement activity and steps or tasks involved in the project, hours, costs. • Supplementary -date, supplementary activities and comments, hours. Vocabulary • Asset – something tangible of value that a person owns. • Current Asset – items quickly converted to cash or that will be sold within 12 months. – Examples: cash, checking, savings, stocks, and non-depreciable inventory of crops, livestock, etc. Vocabulary • Non-Current Asset – items that have a useful life of more than one year. Examples: land, machinery, breeding livestock, etc. Vocabulary • Liability – debts • Current Liability – debts that are due to be paid this year. – Example: fertilizer and feed bills, tractor and greenhouse payments, and part of the mortgage due this year. Vocabulary • Non-current Liability – Debts not due this year. – Examples: mortgages not including this year’s payment. Vocabulary • Net worth – total assets minus total liabilities. • Current Assets + Non-Current Assets = Total Assets • Current Liabilities + Non-Current Liabilities = Total Liabilities Vocabulary • Inventory – an itemized list of things owned by a business with the beginning value and depreciated value. • Depreciable – items that have a useful life of more than one year and lose value because of age, wear or becoming out-of-date because of technology advancements. – Land is NOT depreciable property. – More than $100 in value – Something you would repair • Non-Depreciable – items that will be used up or sold within a year. – Examples: Fertilizer, supplies, feed. Depreciable vs. Non-Depreciable Can you think of other examples?