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Leadership and SAE Unit
Transcript of Leadership and SAE Unit
Proposal Due Sept 30, 2013.
Pictures with captions or video, and signed time log with a minimum of 20 hours accounted for is due November 26, 2013. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
The paper copy of the speech is due no later than December 17, 2013. The monday before winter break begins.
Leadership & SAE Unit
Prepared Public Speaking
Supervised Agricultural Experience
How to Get an A on my SAE
Foundation = The National FFA Organization
A. FFA is a federally chartered organization for students interested in agriculture. The levels of the FFA in North Carolina are:
1. Local chapter.
4. North Carolina FFA Association.
5. National FFA Organization.
B. Parts of a Total Agriculture Program
1. Classroom and laboratory instruction.
2. Supervised Agricultural Experience.
Traditions Are Important!
C. FFA Traditions and Ceremonies
1. FFA Mission Statement- FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.
2. FFA Motto- Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.
3. FFA Colors-national blue and corn gold.
4. FFA Official dress- white collared shirt, FFA jacket (zipped up), black pants or skirt, black shoes, FFA tie or scarf.
5. FFA Opening and Closing Ceremony- ritual that emphasizes the beliefs of the FFA and explains the meanings of certain emblems.
Program of Activities
- helps in setting goals and developing plans and steps to reach those goals.
Career Development Events
- competitive events designed to build career skills of FFA members.
i. Speaking Events- develop communication skills.
a. Parliamentary Procedure- learn how to participate in business meetings.
b. Prepared Public Speaking- develop and deliver a speech on an agricultural topic.
ii. Skill Events- develop knowledge and build communications skills.
a. Livestock Evaluation- evaluates livestock for market and breeding purposes based on the physical characteristics of the animal.
b. Poultry Evaluation- evaluates the student’s knowledge of the production, processing and marketing of poultry and their products.
c. Farm Business Management- develops business management skills and teaches students how to apply economic principles to agribusiness.
- entrepreneurship or placement individual awards growing out of a student’s SAE program.
4. Banquets, conventions, conferences, social events, community service, etc.
1. Cross section of the ear of corn symbolizes common agricultural interest. Corn is grown in EVERY state.
2. Eagle symbolizes the national scope of the FFA.
3. Owl symbolizes knowledge and wisdom.
4. Plow symbolizes labor and tillage of the soil.
5. Rising sun symbolizes agricultural opportunity and progress.
6. Agriculture Education and FFA symbolizes the combination of learning and leadership necessary for progress in agriculture.
Parliamentary Law Basics
1. Focus on one item at a time. Helps prevent confusion.
2. Extend courtesy to everyone. You should be recognized before speaking.
3. Observing the rule of the majority keeps unpopular ideas from being adopted.
4. Ensure the rights of the minority, all sides can make motions, second motions, discuss and vote.
B. Definition of Parliamentary Procedure- using well-defined rules to conduct business through a formal, organized approach. (Roberts Rules of Order).
C. Presiding officer should be fair and impartial and should leave the chairman’s station and relinquish chairman’s duties to discuss or present a point of view.
Represents the symbol of authority in a parliamentary procedure meeting.
1. One tap means to sit down, announce the vote or adjourn.
2. Two taps means to call the meeting to order.
3. Three taps means to stand up.
Parliamentary Procedure Vocabulary
1. Agenda- list of what will be discussed at a business meeting. The agenda should be prepared before the meeting.
2. Motion- to present a new idea or item of business. (“I Move To” or “I Move That”)
3. Amend- to change a motion.
4. Majority- more than half; group that controls the most votes.
5. Minority- less than half; opposite of majority.
6. Quorum- 2/3 of the total membership. This amount of people must be present for the group to make decisions or changes.
A. Main Motion- presents a new idea or item of business. Only one can be on the floor or before the group at the same time. It is debatable, amendable, requires a second and majority vote.
1. Steps to make a main motion:
i. Address presiding officer.
ii. Receive recognition to speak.
iii. State motion-“I move to…” or “I move that…”.
iv. Another member seconds the motion (to show that more than one person wants the item of business before the group).
v. Motion is discussed.
vi. Vote on the motion.
vii. Chair announces result of vote.
B. Discussion gives members opportunities to discuss pros and cons of the main motion.
C. Voting (there are two kinds of votes)
2. 2/3 majority.
D. Four Methods of Voting
1. Voice vote.
2. Visual vote (standing or raising hands).
3. Roll call.
- to change a motion by striking out or adding words. It is debatable, amendable, requires a second and a majority vote.
Division of the House
- to get a counted vote. It is not debatable or amendable. Member seeking a division does not have to be recognized by the chair to speak. You simple say “Division”.
Refer to a Committee
- places the motion in a committee. It is debatable, amendable, requires a second and a majority vote. The motion should include the number on the committee, how they are appointed, their powers, duties and when to report back.
Types of Speeches
1. Informative- provide information.
2. Persuasive- speeches given to change or sway the mind of the audience to align with the message of the speaker.
3. Extemporaneous or Impromptu- speeches are given with little or no preparation.
3 Basic Parts of a Speech
1. Introduction- grabs the attention of your audience.
2. Body- begins with the main points and arranges them in logical order.
3. Conclusion- summarizes the main points of your speech.
Preparing and Writing a Speech
i. Purpose- speeches can be written based on a specific reason or purpose such as explaining a new technology to a group of farmers.
ii. Audience- speech writers should take into consideration “who” they are going to present to. For example a speech on retirement options would not be as interesting to a group of high school students.
iii. Occasion- speeches can also presented for special events such as banquets, leadership conferences, etc.
Once the speech writer knows the purpose, audience and/or occasion for the speech they can then select an appropriate topic.
i. Choose a topic that interests you.
ii. Choose a topic you are knowledgeable about.
iii. Choose a topic of interest to you audience.
iv. Brainstorm with a list of topics and write down key words.
Gather information from a variety of materials, books, internet, personal interviews, etc.
Write down your ideas including, name of source, web address, page number and author.
Create an outline to help you organize your ideas.
Write the speech the way you talk, but do not use slang terms.
Be enthusiastic, smile, use gestures, have good eye contact, and be sincere when presenting your speech.
A. The purpose of the SAE is to gain work experience in agriculture and build life skills.
B. SAE is a project completed outside of class time that deals with any division of agriculture:
3. Agriculture business.
4. Agriculture based science experiments.
There are Six major types of SAE's
Planning, implementing, operating and assuming financial risks in an agricultural business or farming activity.
1. Examples: raising plants to sell, owning a lawn maintenance business or owning a farm supply store.
2. Record book- type of enterprise, amount of items bought or sold, expenses, income, efficiency factors, etc.
Planning and conducting an agricultural experiment using the scientific process or scientific method.
1. Example: comparing different fertilizer rates on plants.
2. Record Book- review of literature, hypothesis, data log, findings, recommendations, etc.
Identifying an agricultural problem that cannot be solved by experiments. It does include designing a plan to investigate and analyze the problem.
1. Example: making a marketing display.
2. Record Book-title of activity, identification of problem, background information, steps to solve problem, project log of what was done, results, and recommendations.
Placing students in jobs outside the regular classroom hours. They may be paid or unpaid (volunteer) work. This is the most common type of SAE.
1. Examples: working at a farm supply store, at a greenhouse or for a landscape company.
2. Record Book- training agreement signed by student, teacher, employer and parent or guardian stating which each will do, record of work, hours and income.
helping students learn about agriculture and become aware of possible agricultural careers through short times spent observing, shadowing or helping.
You may have to combine more than one exploratory experience.
1. Examples: attending a career day, interviewing a veterinarian or assisting a horse owner.
2. Record Book- date, activity, observation and comments and hours.
a series of activities that improves the value or appearance of the place of employment, school, home or community; the efficiency of a business or an enterprise; or the living conditions of the family. Second most common SAE.
1. Examples: building a fence, computerizing records, remodeling a building or repairing equipment.
2. Record Book- date started, date completed, improvement activity and steps or tasks involved in the project, hours, costs.
Additions to SAE
Supplementary- performing one specific agricultural skill outside of normal class time.
1. This skill is not related to the major SAE but is normally taught in an agricultural program, involves experimental learning and contributes to the development of agricultural skills and knowledge on the part of the student.
2. The activity is accomplished in less than a day and does not require a series of steps.
3. Examples: pruning a tree, staking tomatoes or changing oil.
4. Record Book- date, supplementary activities, comments and hours.
Why Should I Have An SAE?
A. Develop job skills.
B. Earn money.
C. Win FFA Awards.
D. Develop skills to start your own business.
E. Develop skills and knowledge that are helpful in college or work.
F. Learn about careers.
G. Keep accurate records.
H. Improve decision-making skills.
Just like with your Senior Projects, you will fill out a form which I (Ms. Haislip) will provide. It is a proposal of what you will do to meet the requirements for this project
Things to consider before turning it in:
Time to be spent
Training or knowledge needed
Time & Activity Log
You will need to keep a log of the following things:
Hours Spent (20 hour minimum)
What occurred during those hours
Expenses incurred or Money gained for those hours
An adult who oversaw the activity will need to sign off on the log before it can be submitted for a grade.
Your evidence will be:
10 pictures of your activities (Note: if you are doing an Improvement SAE, you will need before, during, and after pictures.) You (the student) need to be clearly visible in the pictures, and your face recognizable
Each picture will need a descriptive caption explaining what is happening in the picture and why.
In leiu of pictures, a 5 minute video with audio that explains what is going on and why is acceptable.
Evidence may be submitted via paper, email, Prezi, Powerpoint, thumbdrive (will be returned), CD/DVD ( will NOT be returned), or youtube link in conjunction with copy of log.
A paper is to written, explaining in detail your project, the steps involved, the people in involved, if the project changed overtime, and what you gained from it. The paper should be written in a format that would make it easy to present in 4- 6 minutes to the class. These will be presented during class or Crunch time the first 2 weeks of January, a schedule will be made closer to the time, of what day and time you will present.
More Possible Motions
- to stop discussion. It is not debatable or amendable and requires a 2/3 vote.
Point of Order
- used to correct a parliamentary mistake. It is not debatable or amendable and does not require a second or a vote. Member says “I rise to a point of order”.
Suspend the Rules
- used to temporarily suspend the rules of an organization. It is not debatable or amendable and requires a second and a 2/3 vote.
- to close the meeting (requires simple majority vote). It is not debatable or amendable, requires a second and a majority vote. A motion to adjourn takes precedence over all other motions.
1. President- sits beside the rising sun and presides over meetings.
2. Vice President- sits beside the plow and calls the roll of officers, coordinates committee work and assumes presidential duties in the absence of the president.
3. Secretary- sits beside the ear of corn and keeps accurate minutes.
4. Treasurer- sits beside the emblem of Washington and keeps financial records.
5. Reporter- sits beside the American flag and informs and reports events.
6. Sentinel- welcomes members and guests and assists the president in maintaining order