Supervised Agricultural Experience Program

What in the World is
SAE Info
• SAE stands for Supervised Agricultural
• 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
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
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
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
– 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
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,
• Improvement - date started, date completed,
improvement activity and steps or tasks involved in the
project, hours, costs.
• Supplementary -date, supplementary activities and
comments, hours.
• Asset
– something tangible of value that a person
• 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.
• Non-Current Asset
– items that have a useful life of more than
one year. Examples: land, machinery,
breeding livestock, etc.
• 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.
• Non-current Liability
– Debts not due this year.
– Examples: mortgages not including this
year’s payment.
• Net worth
– total assets minus total liabilities.
• Current Assets + Non-Current Assets
= Total Assets
• Current Liabilities + Non-Current
= Total Liabilities
• 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
– 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?