SAE/CDE

What is a SAE?
Supervised Agricultural Experience is one of the three integral parts of an agricultural education program.  Our expectations are that each FFA member have an SAE. Many people think of this as a livestock project when in reality it can be one of 47 different areas that a student may be interested in, ranging from livestock production , turf grass management and veterinary medicine, to wildlife management. The SAE program needs to be an agriculturally related project that a student can keep records of hours worked and/or income and expenses.

Entrepreneurship Examples:

  • Showing livestock
  • Operating a lawn care business
  • Fruit/Vegetable Production (Garden)

Placement Examples:

  • Feed/Farm store employee
  • Golf course greens keeper
  • Veterinary employee

What is a CDE?
Career Development Events are contests that are sponsored by the National FFA Organization are designed as an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom setting to live, hands-on evaluated events. Our chapter currently has students competing in a variety of areas.

These areas include:

  • Public Speaking
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Sr. Parliamentary Procedure
  • Land Judging
  • Floriculture
  • Farm Business
  • Management
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Chapter Conduct of meetings
  • Sporting Clays
  • Livestock Evaluation
  • Horse Evaluation
  • Food Science
  • Vet Science