Supervised Agricultural Experience

(S. A. E.)

SAE is a required component of a total agricultural education program and intended for every student. Through their involvement in SAE programs, students are able to consider multiple careers and occupations, learn expected workplace behavior, develop specific skills within an industry, and are given opportunities to apply academic and occupational skills in the workplace or a simulated workplace environment. Through these strategies, students learn how to apply what they are learning in the classroom as they prepare to transition into the world of college and career opportunities. Students with an SAE learn by doing.
 
There are four types of Supervised Agricultural Experience programs:
  • Exploratory
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Placement
  • Research/experimentation
 
Each student’s SAE is based on the student’s interests and available opportunities.