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  • Proficiency Awards An Introduction
  • National FFA Organization The FFA Mission
    • 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.
  • Proficiency Awards- What are they?
    • They are based upon your supervised agricultural experience program (SAE).
    • They are recognition available at your chapter, state and national level.
    • They involve planning, learning skills and improving yourself relative to your career goal.
    • They could mean recognition and money! State winners receive a minimum of $100!
    • Placement applications are for work or experience only type of SAE programs. These may be paid or unpaid experiences such as directed lab, improvement projects or research/experimentation.
    Two Types of Applications
    • Entrepreneurship applications are for SAE programs that involve ownership of one or more agricultural production or agribusiness enterprises.
  • Who can apply?
    • Any FFA member enrolled in high school agriculture. Must have a minimum of one full year of SAE records.
    • Can apply for awards while in high school or out no more than one year.
    • You DO NOT need to live on a farm or ranch! There are awards in processing, sales and service, environmental science, forestry, home & community development, horticulture and much more!
  • Sponsored Areas
    • Nationally Sponsored Areas
      • 47 award categories are sponsored in 2009
    • Award availability is based each year on obtaining sponsor funding.
  • What are the areas?
    • Ag. Communications
    • Ag Education
    • Ag. Mech. Design & Fabrication
    • Ag. Mech. Energy Systems
    • Ag. Mech. Repair & Maintenance
    • Ag. Processing
    • Ag. Sales
    • Ag. Services
    • Beef Production
    • Dairy Production
    • Diversified Ag. Production
    • Diversified Crop Production
    • Diversified Horticulture
    • Diversified Livestock
  • There are more!
    • Emerging Ag. Technology
    • Environmental Science & Natural Resources
    • Equine Science
    • Fiber &/or Oil Crop Production
    • Floriculture
    • Food Science & Technology
    • Forage Production
    • Forest Management & Products
    • Fruit Production
    • Grain Production
  • And more!
    • Home &/or Community Development Landscape Mgmt.
    • Landscape Management
    • Nursery Operations
    • Outdoor Recreation
    • Poultry Production
    • Sheep Production
    • Small Animal Production & Care
    • Specialty Animal Production
    • Specialty Crop Prod.
    • Turf Grass Mgmt.
    • Vegetable Production
    • Veterinary Medicine
    • Wildlife Production & Mgmt.
  • What do you need to do?
    • Keeping records up to date on your SAE is extremely important. Updating records weekly will make filling out the application quick and EASY!
    • Take photographs throughout your program. Sometimes important experiences only happen once!
  • Help Resources
    • Local chapter advisor
    • FFA Alumni and business persons
    • Other teachers in your school
      • English/business teachers
      • Vocational teachers in fields related to your SAE
    • State FFA staff
    • National FFA –Rosaline Hunsinger
    • 317-802-4255 email:
  • Additional Resources
    • SAE Central index. html
    • National FFA website-
    • Agricultural Proficiency Award Handbook
    • Electronic applications on National FFA website