Proficiency Awards An Introduction
National FFA Organization The FFA Mission <ul><li>FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing t...
Proficiency Awards- What are they? <ul><li>They are based upon your supervised agricultural experience program (SAE). </li...
<ul><li>Placement  applications are for work or experience only type of SAE programs.  These may be paid or unpaid experie...
<ul><li>Entrepreneurship  applications are for SAE programs that involve ownership of one or more agricultural production ...
Who can apply? <ul><li>Any FFA member enrolled in high school agriculture. Must have a minimum of one full year of SAE rec...
Sponsored Areas <ul><li>Nationally Sponsored Areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>47 award categories are sponsored in 2009 </li></...
What are the areas? <ul><li>Ag. Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Ag Education </li></ul><ul><li>Ag. Mech. Design & Fabrica...
There are more! <ul><li>Emerging Ag. Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science & Natural Resources </li></ul><ul>...
And more! <ul><li>Home &/or Community Development Landscape Mgmt. </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Management </li></ul><ul><li...
What do you need to do? <ul><li>Keeping records up to date on your SAE is extremely important.  Updating records weekly wi...
Help Resources <ul><li>Local chapter advisor </li></ul><ul><li>FFA Alumni and business persons </li></ul><ul><li>Other tea...
Additional Resources <ul><li>SAE Central website-www.cals.ncsu.edu/agexed/sae/toolbox/ index. html </li></ul><ul><li>Natio...
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Proficiency Awards

  1. 1. Proficiency Awards An Introduction
  2. 2. National FFA Organization The FFA Mission <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Proficiency Awards- What are they? <ul><li>They are based upon your supervised agricultural experience program (SAE). </li></ul><ul><li>They are recognition available at your chapter, state and national level. </li></ul><ul><li>They involve planning, learning skills and improving yourself relative to your career goal. </li></ul><ul><li>They could mean recognition and money! State winners receive a minimum of $100! </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>Two Types of Applications
  5. 5. <ul><li>Entrepreneurship applications are for SAE programs that involve ownership of one or more agricultural production or agribusiness enterprises. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who can apply? <ul><li>Any FFA member enrolled in high school agriculture. Must have a minimum of one full year of SAE records. </li></ul><ul><li>Can apply for awards while in high school or out no more than one year. </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sponsored Areas <ul><li>Nationally Sponsored Areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>47 award categories are sponsored in 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Award availability is based each year on obtaining sponsor funding. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What are the areas? <ul><li>Ag. Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Ag Education </li></ul><ul><li>Ag. Mech. Design & Fabrication </li></ul><ul><li>Ag. Mech. Energy Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Ag. Mech. Repair & Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Ag. Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Ag. Sales </li></ul><ul><li>Ag. Services </li></ul><ul><li>Beef Production </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy Production </li></ul><ul><li>Diversified Ag. Production </li></ul><ul><li>Diversified Crop Production </li></ul><ul><li>Diversified Horticulture </li></ul><ul><li>Diversified Livestock </li></ul>
  9. 9. There are more! <ul><li>Emerging Ag. Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science & Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Equine Science </li></ul><ul><li>Fiber &/or Oil Crop Production </li></ul><ul><li>Floriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Food Science & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Forage Production </li></ul><ul><li>Forest Management & Products </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit Production </li></ul><ul><li>Grain Production </li></ul>
  10. 10. And more! <ul><li>Home &/or Community Development Landscape Mgmt. </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Management </li></ul><ul><li>Nursery Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Poultry Production </li></ul><ul><li>Sheep Production </li></ul><ul><li>Small Animal Production & Care </li></ul><ul><li>Specialty Animal Production </li></ul><ul><li>Specialty Crop Prod. </li></ul><ul><li>Turf Grass Mgmt. </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetable Production </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife Production & Mgmt. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What do you need to do? <ul><li>Keeping records up to date on your SAE is extremely important. Updating records weekly will make filling out the application quick and EASY! </li></ul><ul><li>Take photographs throughout your program. Sometimes important experiences only happen once! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Help Resources <ul><li>Local chapter advisor </li></ul><ul><li>FFA Alumni and business persons </li></ul><ul><li>Other teachers in your school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English/business teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational teachers in fields related to your SAE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>State FFA staff </li></ul><ul><li>National FFA –Rosaline Hunsinger </li></ul><ul><li>317-802-4255 email: rhunsinger@ffa.org </li></ul>
  13. 13. Additional Resources <ul><li>SAE Central website-www.cals.ncsu.edu/agexed/sae/toolbox/ index. html </li></ul><ul><li>National FFA website- www.ffa.org </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Proficiency Award Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic applications on National FFA website </li></ul>

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