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Supervised Ag Experience Program

 
 

SAE Explanation

Supervised Agriculture Experiences are the hands-on agriculture project portion of the three ring Agriculture Education delivery model. Students can select from one (or more) of the following categories: Entrepreneurship, Placement, and Research and Experimentation. All projects should have the focus of extending the classroom experiences, student interest, and help students work toward attaining their next highest degree through hours of self-labor and income (if applicable).

AG Experience Tracker

AET is a system that teaches students record keeping practices, uses standard business practices to help track the diversity of SAE projects that exists nationwide, help teachers supervise SAEs, help teachers and students to collaborate in managing the agricultural program, and collect information teachers can share with their stakeholders to grow the value of agricultural education. The AET was adopted by several states as a comprehensive management system and continues to grow each year!

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All students will be responsible for entering hours, income, and expenses for their SAE(s), FFA activities, school activities, community service activities, and awards/achievements during class and on their own.

Handbook

Distance learning initially forced us all into unchartered territory one of which was teaching record keeping skill via the Ag Experience Tracker (AET) to those students with technology and those without.  This resource was developed to help students navigate the various record keeping components of AET online as well as rough draft versions for the pencil and paper method.

Fair

Students planning on attending the Kern County Fair MUST have a 2.00 GPA on the report card for quarter 4. Summer school to replace a low grade and fix the GPA can rectify the situation. 

It is YOUR responsibility to know the rules and due dates for the KCFair each year as there are always changes. Please be sure to read the catalog and ask questions for clarification.

Proficiency Awards

​Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their SAEs, develop specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Students can compete for awards in 53 areas covering everything from Agricultural Communications to Wildlife Management. Each award area has two categories, placement and entrepreneurship. 

Proficiency applications are available in AET. Please see your Ag Teacher for more assistance.