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1 Supervised Agriculture Experience Pennsylvania Department of EducationBCTEPennsylvaniaSAE GuidelinesJuly 2009
2 Supervised Agricultural Experience The SAE program is education. It is hands-on, real-life agriculturalcareer preparation experiences tied to:agricultural science curriculumstudent aptitudes and interestsstudent career and educational goalsthe agricultural industryIt ties together the entire agricultural education experience.~You Tube video clip: National FFA SAE~
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6 What was the SAME in all three ads? Each advertisement wantedthe person to be experienced.People who have experiencehave the edge in landing a job.JobExperience
7 EXPERIENCE... How do you get experience without first having a job? How do you get a jobwithout first having experience?What can YOU do NOW to be qualified for a job in the future ?
10 SAE DefinedSupervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs consist of planned practical activities conducted outside of class time, in which students develop and apply agricultural knowledge and skills.
11 PDE Approved SAE Definition PDE considers a SAE enterprise acceptable if it will correspond to a recognized National FFA Proficiency Award area. See proficiency descriptions at:PDE Chapter 339 SAE hour option definition:
12 Make The ConnectionsAgricultural Education has thrived by implementing teaching methods that utilize three interconnected educational components.It is the student’s involvement in all three Agricultural Education components: classroom instruction, FFA and SAE, that challenges the student and develops the three skill domains.
13 The THREE Circles and You Agricultural Education develops the student’s cognitive mental skills ( Knowledge ) through classroom instruction.The FFA student organization component develops the student’s affective skills,( Attitude), through structured leadership and career development activities and events.The student’s psychomotor skills, commonly called manual or physical skills ( Skills) , are developed through the supervised agricultural experience program (SAE).
14 How can a SAE help me?Develops skills that can be used in getting a jobProvides the opportunity to earn moneyDevelops skills that can be used in starting your own business (entrepreneurship)Helps develop management skillsDevelops computer skills
15 More SAE skill development Improves analytical and decision-making skillsLearn record-keeping skillsTeaches responsibilityProvides the opportunity to explore career optionsOffers ideas for your Graduation Project
16 Still More SAE Skills…… Develops knowledge and skills that could be helpful in college, as a hobby, or for recreation.Provides the opportunity to win awards. FFA proficiency awards are based on the SAE program. In addition to winning awards, money can be won at regional, state, and national levels.You Tube video clip: ~Student Tomato SAE~
17 SAE: Planning For Success Plan Your WorkANDWork Your PlanCAREER GOAL SETTING
18 SAE Career Ladder • J O B • S A E A “word ladder” is an activity where one letter in a word is changed, in order to form a new word.You change one letter at a time until you have a new word.See if you can change SAE into JOB.• J O B• __ __ __• S A E
19 Goal Setting Techniques SMART GoalsOnce you have planned your SAE project,turn your attention to developing several goalsthat will enable you to be successful.Goals should be SMART- specific, measurable, agreed upon, realistic and time basedTo check the progress of your goal setting you might hold SAE project evaluation meetings with the key members of your SAE team: teacher, parents, employer….
20 definition for goal setting: S.M.A.R.T. GOALSThe acronym SMART has a number of slightly different variations, which can be used to provide a more comprehensivedefinition for goal setting:S - specific, significant, stretchingM - measurable, meaningful, motivationalA - agreed upon, attainable, achievable, acceptable, action-orientedR - realistic, relevant, reasonable, rewarding, results-orientedT - time-based, timely, tangible, trackableThis provides a broader definition that will help you to be successful in both your SAE and personal life.
21 FIVE Quality SAE Program Measurements Five factors that define a quality SAE program:1. Documented Students maintain an accurate and analytical set of records. Students develop an understanding of managerial practices and identifies alternatives based on his or her records.2. The SAE is curriculum based Students use knowledge gained from instruction in planning their SAE. Students use knowledge and skills gained from agricultural and academic principles to arrive at SAE project end products.
22 Quality SAE Measurements 3. The SAE is student managedStudent applies classroom-learned skills in real-world settings with student initiating and controlling decisions.4. The SAE is planned and comprehensive Students experience skills that meet or exceed curricular expectations, accomplishing goals and is managed with a collaboration of student, teacher, and parents.5. Student receives recognition Recognition can begin with academic recognition for SAE accomplishments and develop into FFA degree recognition and develop further into state and national recognition through FFA proficiency awards and Record Book competitions.
23 Types of SAE Enterprises EntrepreneurshipPlacementConservationImprovementPracticum SkillsResearch
24 SAE GrowthWhile an SAE program may contain just one type of activity, the goal should be to show growth each year, either by improving or expanding your original project or adding an additional SAE.This maximizes learning and your opportunitiesfor FFA awards and recognition.
25 Entrepreneurship SAEThe student plans, implements, operates, and assumes financial risks in a farming activity or agricultural business for an entrepreneurship SAE.In entrepreneurship programs, the student owns the materials and other required inputs and keeps financial records to determine return to investments.
26 Entrepreneurship Examples. . Growing a garden or an agronomic cropA group of students growing a crop ofpoinsettiasRaising rabbits, pigs, sheep, or cattleRunning a pay-to-fish operationOwning and operating a lawn care serviceOperating a Christmas tree farmHaving a pleasure horse
27 Placement SAEPlacement or employment SAE programs involve the placement of students on farms or in agricultural businesses to provide a “learning-by-doing” environment.This is done outside of normal classroom hours and may be paid or non-paid.
28 Placement Examples. . . Working in a florist shop Working at a riding stableWorking in a small animal hospitalPlacement on a farmWorking in the produce or meatdepartment of a grocery storeWorking in a small engine repair shopWorking after school at a farmsupply store
29 Conservation SAEConservation SAE’s involves the student studying wildlife and the environment(soil, water, air, renewable resources) and conducting research and activities to improve the environment and provide habitat for wildlife.Conservation projects usually include multiple environmental BMP activitiesthroughout the year.
30 Conservation Examples. . . Place bird feeders and maintain a log of birds seenResearch and plant a butterfly gardenMake casts of animal tracksRaise pheasants or quailPlant evergreens and apple trees for wildlife food and coverJoin a watershed group and conduct a streamDevelop a PowerPoint to identify trees and wildlife common to your area and use it to study for FFA CDE’s
31 Conservation Project Opportunities The Pennsylvania Game Commission provides regional and state level monetary awards for outstanding conservation projects.They PGC Wildlife Conservation Officers also serve as technical advisors for SAE projects.
32 Improvement SAEImprovement SAE projects include a series of learning activities that improve the value or appearance of the place of employment, home, school, or community; the efficiency of an enterprise or business; or the living conditions of the family.The improvement project can occur at home, school or in your community. It can be paid or volunteer time.
33 Improvement Examples. . . Landscaping the home Building a pasture fenceRemodeling and painting a roomOverhauling a piece of ag equipmentBuilding or reorganizing a workshopRenovating and restocking a pondComputerizing the records of an agricultural business
34 Practicum Skill SAEPracticum Skill projects allow students to gain knowledge through:Non-experimental researchExploring various areas of agricultureExploring agricultural careers
35 Practicum Skill Examples. . . Develop a marketing plan for an agricultural commodityWrite a series of newspaper articles about the environmentDesign a land use plan for your school districtDevelop a landscape design for a community parkAttend an agricultural career dayAttend a county or state conservation camp
36 School Related Practicum Skill Examples. . . Work in the school greenhouse or land labServe as a school lab assistantDevelop and/or maintain the FFA chapter Web site.Develop and/or participate in the recycling programPlant a butterfly garden at an elementary school
37 Research SAEResearch SAE include in depth activities where the student plans and conducts a major agricultural experiment using the scientific process.The purpose of the experiment is to provide students “hands-on” experience in:Verifying, learning, or demonstratingscientific principles in agricultureDiscovering new knowledgeUsing the scientific process
38 Research Examples. . .Comparing the muscle and bone anatomy of a chicken wing to a human handDetermining the impact of different levels of enzymes on meat tendernessComparing three rooting hormones on root developmentDetermining if phases of the moon have an effect on plant growthDetermining the strength of welds using different welding methods
39 SAE: Which one is for you? Practicum SkillImprovementResearchPlacementEntrepreneurshipConservation
40 What will your SAE project(s) be???? Decision TIME!What will your SAE project(s) be????After reviewing this PowerPoint,talk to your parents and agriculture teacher and decide the type of SAE that will work for you.
41 Your SAE Record Book After you decide which type of SAE you will do: With your agriculture teacher’s supervision, decideif you will be doing your records by hand(paper and pencil) or electronically on the computer.With your agriculture teacher’s help, select the appropriaterecord book(s) to match the type of SAE you have selected.Each SAE type will have a different record book format.All record books can be downloaded from the PA FFA website:
42 SAE Record Book LayoutDownload the appropriate records sections to your computerfrom the PA FFA Web site.Remember every SAE record book MUST include a CommonPages section (see notebook format below).Three Ring Notebook Format-SAE notebook colored tabs are available from the PA Association of Ag EducatorsTab 1: Planning (Common Pages download)Tab 2: Enterprise 1Tab 3-5: Additional Enterprises 2-4Tab 6: Summary (Common Pages download)Tab 7: Leadership (Common Pages download)
43 Research SAE Project Opportunities Awards and RecognitionResearch SAE Project OpportunitiesPennsylvania FFA SAERecord Book CompetitionsEvents are held on the local and state level. See the PA FFA website for scorecards and all required record keeping forms.Mid Atlantic Farm Credit and Ag Choice provide:$250 for the top record book in each of the four FFA regions.$500 for the top record book in PA.These awards are presented on stage at the PA FFA Summer Convention in June.Your research project is eligible for competition in theAgri science fairsat the FFA state and national levels, as well as at your local fairs.Conservation SAE Project OpportunitiesThe PA Game Commission offers awards for outstanding projects and Record Books.
44 State and National FFA Proficiency Awards Students with outstanding record books are encouraged tocomplete a National FFA proficiency award application.State Regional Proficiency winners receive $25 and a plaque.State Proficiency winners receive $100 and a plaque and represents PA in national competition.Go to the National FFA website for a list of proficiency areas andapplications:
45 SAE Resources 2. Upperclassmen FFA Members 1. Classroom discussion, Ag Sci textbook and videos2. Upperclassmen FFA Members3. PA FFA Handbook (on PA FFA website)4. National FFA Student Handbook5. National FFA Official Manual6. PA FFA website:National FFA website:PA Department of Education SAE Guidebook