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  1. Introduction to SAE

  2. Read this carefully! PARTS COUNTER PERSON GM Dealership seeking qualified person. Computer skills necessary, clean driving record, previous automotive experience helpful & good people skills. Apply in person:Poage Auto Plaza4300 Broadway, Quincy

  3. Read this carefully! VETERINARY TECH or Veterinary Assistant. Position requires, strong customer service, personnel & facility management skills. Please reply with resume, experience, references, and salary expectations. Send reply to Box 1755, c/o Quincy Herald-Whig, 130 S. 5th St., Quincy, IL 62301

  4. Read this carefully! NOW HIRING Seasonal HelpIn the following departmentsArcheryCustomer ServiceSporting GoodsHuntingFishing and CampingPay based on experience.Apply in person at:GameMasters, 5100 Broadway, Quincy, IL

  5. What was the same in all 3 ads? • Experience was requested in each ad • Experienced people have the competitive edge • Complications: • How do you get experience without first having a job? • How do you get a job without first having experience? Job Experience

  6. Objectives • Identify different types of SAE’s • Describe potential job opportunities in each SAE area • Determine which SAE is best for individual interests

  7. Gaining Experience!! SAE • Question: • How can you gain experience to get a job (or prepare for college)? • Answer: • Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)

  8. What is SAE and Why? • Planned practical activities conducted outside of class time • Students develop and apply agricultural knowledge and skills

  9. How Does an SAE Help Me? • Develop skills that can be used in getting a job, starting your own business or managing other people • Provides the opportunity to make money • Allows you to explore your interests

  10. How Does an SAE Help Me...? • Learn record keeping skills • Improves analytical and decision making skills • Teaches responsibility • Provides the opportunity to explore possible careers

  11. How Does an SAE Help Me...? • 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. • Money can be won at state and national levels

  12. How Does an SAE Help Me...? • FFA degrees are partially based on the SAE. • You must have a SAE program to advance. • In order to be a state or national officer, you first must have an advanced FFA degree which is partially based on SAE. • Help your grade in agriculture class.

  13. Types of SAE • Entrepreneurship • Placement • Research • Experimental • Non-Experimental • Exploratory • Improvement

  14. Entrepreneurship • The student plans, implements, operates and assumes financial risks in a farming activity or agricultural business. • Student owns the materials and other required inputs • Keeps financial records to determine return to investments.

  15. Entrepreneurship examples: • Growing an acre of corn • Operating a Christmas tree farm • Raising a litter of pigs • Running a pay-to-fish operation • Owning and operating a lawn care service • Raising a vegetable garden • Marketing projects you make

  16. Entrepreneurship SAE video

  17. Placement • The placement of students on farms and ranches, in agricultural businesses, in school laboratories or in community facilities. • Provides a "learning by doing" environment. • Done outside of normal classroom hours and may be paidor non-paid.

  18. Placement Examples • Placement in a florist shop • Working after school at a farm supply store • Working on Saturdays at a riding stable • Working in the school shop after school • Placement on a general livestock farm • Grocery store • General store

  19. Placement SAE video

  20. Research • Student plans and conducts a major agricultural experiment using the scientific process. • Provides student "hands-on" experience in: • 1. Verifying, learning or demonstrating scientific principles in agriculture. • 2. Discovering new knowledge. • 3. Using the scientific process.

  21. Research... • Two major types of Research Projects • Experimental • Non-Experimental

  22. Experimental Research Examples • Comparing the effect of various planting media on plant growth • Determining the impact of different levels of protein on fish growth • Comparing three rooting hormones on root development • Determining if phases of the moon have an effect on plant growth

  23. Experimental Examples, continued • Analyzing the effectiveness of different display methods on plant sales in a garden center • Demonstrating the impact of different levels of soil acidity on plant growth • Determining the strength of welds using different welding methods

  24. Non-Experimental Research • Students choose an agricultural problem that is not amenable to experimentation • Design a plan to investigate and analyze the problem • The students gather and evaluate data from a variety of sources and then produce some type of finished product

  25. Non-Experimental Examples: • A marketing plan for an agricultural commodity • A series of newspaper articles about the environment • A land use plan for a farm • A landscape design for a community facility • An advertising campaign for an agribusiness

  26. Research SAE Video

  27. Exploratory • Designed primarily to help students become literate in agriculture and/or become aware of possible careers in agriculture.

  28. Exploratory Examples: • Observing and/or assisting a florist • Growing plants in a milk jug "greenhouse" • Assisting on a horse farm for a day • Interviewing an agricultural loan officer in a bank • Preparing a scrapbook on the work of a veterinarian • Attending an agricultural career day

  29. Improvement (minor component) • Series of learning activities that improves 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. • An improvement activity involves a series of steps and generally requires a number of days for completion.

  30. Improvement Examples: • Landscaping the home • Building a fence • Remodeling and painting a room • Overhauling a piece of equipment • Building or reorganizing a farm shop • Renovating and restocking a pond • Computerizing the records of an agricultural business

  31. Exploratory SAE Video


  33. A “word ladder” is an activity where one letter in a word is changed 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. Turning SAE into a JOB • J O B • __ __ __ • __ __ __ • __ __ __ • S A E

  34. FFA Proficiency Awards & Degrees

  35. Four FFA Degrees • American Degree • State Degree • Chapter Degree • Greenhand Degree Supervised Experience

  36. Greenhand Supervised Experience The Greenhand • The first FFA degree is the Greenhand • Greenhands receive a pin in the shape of the FFA emblem made of bronze • Many FFA chapters recognize an Outstanding Greenhand at the end of the school year.

  37. Greenhand Degree Requirements • Be enrolled in Agricultural Education • Have satisfactory plans for a SAE • Explain the FFA creed, motto, salute, and mission statement • Describe the FFA emblem and colors • Have a knowledge of the Code of Ethics and proper use of the jacket • Have a knowledge of the FFA

  38. Chapter Greenhand Supervised Experience Chapter Degree • The second degree, which is given at the local level, is the chapter degree. • Chapter degree recipients receive a pin in the shape of the FFA emblem made of silver.

  39. Chapter Degree Requirements • Have the Greenhand Degree • Completed 180 hours (or equivalent) of agricultural education • Have in operation an approved SAE program • Earned $150 from the SAE or worked 45 hours or a combination thereof • Have plans for continued SAE growth

  40. Chapter Degree Requirements.... • Help conduct 3 official chapter functions found in the Program of Activities • Lead a group discussion for 15 minutes • Demonstrate 5 parliamentary procedures • Submit a written application for the degree • Show progress in the FFA individual achievement awards program • Have a satisfactory scholarship record

  41. State Chapter Greenhand Supervised Experience State Degree • The third degree, given at the state convention, is the State degree. • State degree recipients receive a pin in the shape of the FFA emblem made of gold.

  42. State Degree Requirements • Have received the Chapter FFA Degree • Have been an active FFA member for 2 years • Completed 360 hours (or equivalent) of agricultural education • Earned and invested $1000 or worked at least 300 hours or combination thereof

  43. State Degree Requirements ... • Demonstrate leadership ability by: (a) Performing 10 procedures of parliamentary law (b) Giving 6 min. speech on agriculture or FFA (c) Serving as an officer, committee chairperson, or member of chapter committee

  44. State Degree Requirements... • Have participated in planning and completion of chapter Program of Activities • Have participated in 5 FFA activities above chapter level • Have a satisfactory scholarship record

  45. State Chapter Greenhand Supervised Experience American Degree • The fourth degree, given at the national convention, is the American degree. • American degree recipients receive a pin in the shape of the FFA emblem made of gold. It is bigger than the state degree and has a special vertical bar attached. American

  46. American Degree Requirements • Have received the State FFA Degree • Have been an active FFA member for the past 3 years • Have record of satisfactory participation • Completed 540 hours (or equivalent) of agricultural education • Have graduated from high school

  47. American Degree Requirements.. • Have in operation an approved SAE program • Earned $7,500 from the SAE or earned and invested $1,500 and worked 2,250 hours • Have record of outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement • Achieved a scholastic record of “C” or better

  48. American Degree Trivia • During the first 10 years of the FFA the only degree pin with the American eagle on the top was the American degree. The Greenhand, Chapter, and State degrees did not have the eagle. If you ever see a FFA pin without the eagle, it was made during the 1930s.

  49. FFA Proficiency Awards

  50. What is a Proficiency Award? • An award presented by the National FFA to recognize excellence in a SAE program. • There are over 40 areas of agriculture for which awards are available.