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Decatur FFA

Decatur FFA is a dynamic youth organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing
their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Supervised Agricultural Experience

The Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program involves practical agricultural activities performed by students outside of scheduled classroom and laboratory time. SAEs provide a method in agricultural education for students to receive real-world career experiences in an area of agriculture that they are most interested in. Supervised Agricultural Experiences are an important component of agricultural education and are required element of all Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) courses as explained by the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 130, Subchapter A.

A supervised agricultural experience (SAE) is required for all FFA members and serves as a great way to apply classroom principles in the real world. We asked the National FFA Officers their best tips for a successful SAE. Don't be afraid to get creative with your project.

SAE Plans 

Agricultural Proficiency Awards

Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through supervised agricultural experiences, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers.

Nationally, students can compete for awards in nearly 50 areas ranging from agricultural communications to wildlife management (see areas below). Proficiency awards are also recognized at local and state levels and provide recognition to members that are exploring and becoming established in agricultural career pathways.

Proficiency Award Information

If you are interested in a LOCAL or higher Proficiency, you MUST fill out the National ProficiencyApplication available either through The Agriculture Ed. AET Community or The FFA Application Center.  Please speak with an Ag teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

FFA Degrees

Greenhand Application

Chapter FFA Degree Application 

FFA Alumni