Every FFA member is required to have an SAE, or a Supervised Agricultural Experience Project. These projects help students turn classroom knowledge into real world experiences.
The four types of SAE projects include exploratory, entrepreneurship, placement and research/experimentation. An example of a Supervised Agricultural Experience would be working a job at a farm or grocery store, showing livestock or growing one’s own food.
The two most common SAEs for Greenbrier East FFA members are entrepreneurship and placement. Entrepreneurship is defined as ownership. Students who have an entrepreneurship SAE could own livestock or own a business. A placement SAE is defined as working either for a paycheck or unpaid to gain experience.