Mrs. Cortney Booher » Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE)

Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE)

Please make sure that your Journal Entries and Financial Entires are up to date.

  • Include fair and premium checks

  • Make sure journal entries include weighins at fair, your show day, how you did, sale day!

Then you must fill out the end of year summary. This is the CLIPBOARD! Examples are below. 

  • Entrepreneurship:

  • Dairy Herd 2018: My SAE project included 3 dairy cows; Crystal, Bonnie, and Sally. It also included Crystal’s heifer calf Catie and Sally’s calves Susie and Sammy. I sold Bonnie in 2013. '

 ****This may explain the animals that show up in your inventory and it will explain what happened to Bonnie. Since this is an ongoing project: you can update the description each year. Then, the reviewers can follow the animals and see what has happened with them, sold, bred, transferred to another project, etc. 

  • Market Swine 2017: 3 hogs for Lampeter Fair. This year I showed 2 hogs at Lampeter Fair and my family butchered and ate the third one. I included the funds for the 3rd hog in Used by family. I don’t have any non-current inventory items, because I borrowed the equipment from my cousin.

  • Market Goats 2017: (NOTE the year included in the name is the year the animals were sold) I purchased 2 Boer market goats which I showed and sold at Solanco Fair. I learned that feeding a consistent feed ration is important to prevent bloat. I also learned how to trim their hooves.

Finally, make sure that you send Thank You Letters to your buyers! Send pictures of the completed letters to Mrs. Booher!

What is an SAE?
  • Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) is a student-led, instructor-supervised, work based learning experience that results in measurable outcomes within a predefined, agreed upon set of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Technical Standards and Career Ready Practices aligned to your Career Plan of study.

  • It is student-led: The student chooses what the experience will be.
  • It is instructor-supervised: The SAE plan is reviewed and graded as part of classroom instruction.
  • It is a work-based learning experience: The SAE should have a meaningful, real-world application.
  • It has measurable outcomes: Learning goals are based on certain standards and career practices

SAE TASK/GOALS101 Develop short, mid and long-term project plans.102 Develop a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) based upon individualinterests/career goals.103 Maintain complete and accurate records to build financial literacy.104 Analyze records to determine strengths and areas for improvement.
Types of SAE ProjectsThese projects can include home improvement projects, job placement, ownership projects, exploratory projects or agriscience research.
  • Placement - Students are working for an employer (employer could be parents) where they may or may not be paid. The goal of this SAE is to learn skills related to job/career readiness, and skills related to agriculture.
  • Entrepreneurship - Students own and operate their own business. Students that take market projects to the county fair fall in this category. Their market enterprises are their business. Students could also grow and and sell producer, mow lawns, or any other business venture.
  • AgriScience Project - Students plan and conduct agricultural research using the scientific method.
  • Foundational/Exploratory Project - students explore different areas of agriculture to discover what they may be interested in.
    • This SAE type includes projects such as:
      • (1) Career Exploration & Planning,
      • (2) Experiences to gain employment or become college ready,
      • (3) Personal financial management,
      • (4) Safety education and
      • (5) Agricultural Literacy/education.
  1. Journal Entries must be in COMPLETE SENTENCES and updated weekly!
  2. Financial Entries must be entered when you purchase animals or feed, when you get paid, when you pay for vet bills, etc.
  3. You will receive a grade for each of the following:
    1. SAE Profile/Career Interest/FFA Offices/Awards - **due at end of the first marking period
    2. AET RESUME - **due at the end of the 2nd marking period
    3. SAE PLAN - **due at the end of the third marking period
    4. Financial Entries - Graded as a whole (doesn’t apply to all students) **be updated as applicable
    5. Journal Entries (must have weekly journal entries related to project) - **be updated weekly, must have 8 to 10 each nine weeks

Please visit the AET student help page for videos and guides to help you manage your SAE project. I have also attached some of these guides to this post!

The link for the student help page is AET Student Help Page