FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. A Supervised Agricultural Experience - (SAE) project is required by each FFA member. These are projects in which the student starts an ag-related business or works for someone else in an ag-related occupation; it can also be an agriscience experiment. SAEs are designed for students to learn career skills, keep record books, and also apply ag knowledge and skills to work situations. Most students will earn a profit with their project, making the benefits at least twofold. The SAEs and can range from placements to entrepreneurships.
For the past three years, Jesse Hanson has had a placement SAE project working for Karl Lind of Albert City. Jesse helps Karl year around doing things around the farm and helping with field work during the fall and spring. While helping Karl on the farm, Jesse as learned how to operate, maintain, and fix the equipment when needed. He has also learned how to adjust tillage, planting, and harvest equipment for quality field work. He hopes to continue with this project to obtain a better understanding of what farming entails for knowledge in the future.
Sioux Central FFA Reporter