Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs (SAE's)

With supervised agricultural experience programs (SAEs), a student designs a program to gain hands-on experience and develop skills in agricultural career areas that interest them.

A SAE program is the hands-on application of concepts and principles learned in the 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.

Four Basic SAE Types


Learn about the 'big picture' of agriculture and its many related careers.

Research/Experimentation and Analysis

Conduct research or analyze information to discover new knowledge.


Plan and operate an agriculture-related business.


Work for someone else either for pay or for the experience.

Some chapter members SAE's included:

Farm chores, Horse showing, Building bird and wood duck houses, volunteering at animal vet clinics,state parks, and mapping lakes for optimum fishing.