Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Harry N. Boone, Jr.
Every year thousands of high school FFA members around the nation earn degrees through their SAE programs. Supervised Agriculture Experience programs (SAEs) are used for students to take interest, mix with information and practices learned in the classroom and apply them in a real life scenario. The purpose of this study was to look at the emphasis and importance agricultural teachers are putting on SAEs in their programs. The study was limited to six states, approximately 1,500 teachers. The final set of usable surveys numbered 391 (26.1%). Educators were presented with an online survey, which was broken down into sections. Many of the findings pointed to issues with time, numbers, and other activities in agricultural education as reasons trends show a decline in the number of students with SAEs.
Workman, John A., "The emphasis on Supervised Agricultural Experience programs by high school agricultural education teachers" (2010). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3003.