Supervised Agricultural Experience Photos
Examples of New Jersey SAE
SAE programs are "Planned, documented, practical activities conducted outside of the academic class time in which students develop and apply agricultural knowledge and skills." These experiences are individualized to meet the needs of a diverse student clientele, and they are supervised by teachers, employers, parents/guardians, and other adults who assist students in achieving their objectives.
The nursery/greenhouse and sod industry in the Garden State ranks #1 in agricultural commodities. With so many communities in New Jersey requiring these crops, as well as services such as landscaping, it is natural for agricultural education students to be learning about this continually profitable segment of agriculture. This Allentown High School student spends time maintaining the landscape, as a customer would want.
An SAE in Home and/or Community Development provides students with a variety of options to pursue such as protecting the beauty of an area or becoming involved in community betterment through volunteerism. This Penns Grove High School student works with an elementary school student through the Partners in Active Learning Support program, while also serving as a positive role model.
These students at Woodstown High School utilized their family's production agriculture operation to create their own agricultural enterprise of growing pumpkins for wholesale and retail sales. New Jersey's agricultural industry remains the third largest industry, generating $829.5 million in cash receipts in 1999. These students have learned how to capitalize on a niche market.
This student at Cumberland Regional High School discovered in his Placement in Dairy Production SAE that maintaining milking equipment is paramount to a dairy cow's productivity level. In addition, monitoring equipment during milking ensures that the animal is being milked properly and the equipment is in working order.