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The SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) component is exclusive to the agriculture discipline and is arguably the linchpin of the Agricultural Education program. It engages students in an experiential learning project that can be entrepreneurial, research-based or employment-based.

SAE is an integral component:
SAE's offer hands-on opportunities for students to refine their employability skills and tackle real-world situations. It also challenge students to apply what they learn in class and FFA activities in order to solidify knowledge and skills.

Without the class and FFA components, there would be no opportunity for students to grow their base knowledge or compete for recognition of their SAE program. Likewise, without the SAE component, the knowledge and skills attained would not be as rich or as deeply engrained.

Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Philosophy and Guiding Principles