Supervised Ag Experiences
What is SAE?
Do you do any activities outside of school where you learn career skills? If so, you already have the first step accomplished in a Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE). SAE is one of the three components of agricultural education and it focuses on providing students with career experiences in agriculture. Students plan, carry out, and document their skills and experiences gained in SAE programs.
Types of SAE projects
Students with an SAE learn by doing. With help from their agricultural teachers, students develop an SAE project based on one or more SAE categories:
Own and operate an agricultural business (Examples include: lawn care service, a pay-to-fish operation, holiday poinsettia production and sales.)
Get a job or internship on a farm or ranch, at an agriculture-based business, or in a school or factory laboratory. Additionally, students may also develop unpaid placement programs through placement experiences in their homes and communities (Examples include: caring for small animals, lawn and landscape maintenance, and other ag-related career taks)
Research and Experimentation
Plan and conduct a scientific experiment. (Examples incldue: Determine whether the phases of the moon affect plant growth, or test and determine the efficacy of different welding methods.)
Explore careers in agriculture by attending an agriculture career fair, or creating a report or documentary on the work of a veterinarian.