From its beginning in the early 1900s, agricultural education has always incorporated an authentic work-based or experiential component. Supervised Agricultural Experience, or SAE, provides students individualized opportunities to learn and develop real-world skills outside of the classroom beyond the school day.
North Carolina agriculture offers a wide variety of options for students' SAE projects. Check out these SAE Spotlights!
Today, record keeping is done online through The Agricultural Experience Tracker, or The AET. The North Carolina Agricultural Education team has provided a subscription to The AET for all agricultural education students in North Carolina at no cost. Contact your regional coordinator for help accessing or navigating The AET.
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