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Supervised Agricultural Experience Project


The Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) is a student-led, instructor-supervised, work- based learning experience that results in measurable outcomes within a predefined, agreed upon set of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Technical Standards and Career Ready Practices aligned to your Career Plan of study.

In other words... it is a student-driven, agriculture-related project with goals related to learning more about their career interests. It is conducted outside of school with support from teachers, parents and others.

SAE is...

1. One of the three integral components of all agriculture education program, and is what makes us unique from many other opportunities your child may have.  

2. Conducting an SAE project throughout the year is a requirement of the Killingly Ag Education Program and it is graded and credit-bearing. 

3. SAE stresses the real world application of classroom instruction and provides valuable life skills in employability, record keeping, marketing, and entrepreneurship.  

There are several different types of SAE's a student may participate in at the Killingly Ag-Ed Program.  They include: Placement (Paid worker), Volunteer (Non-Paid worker at registered Not-For-Profit Organization), Entrepreneurship (owning a small business), Research, or Foundational.  A student may have multiple SAE's.  It is up to the student and parent/guardian to actively look for and find a student an appropriate SAE, and all SAE's must meet State Labor Laws and be approved by the Agricultural Education Department.  

SAE Types

Additional Resources

Introduction to SAE for Parents & Students
First page of the PDF file: PPT-IntrotoSAE-WEB

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SAE for All Students Guide
First page of the PDF file: SAEforAllStudentsGuide

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