Southwest FFA SAE Spotlight: Heather Windes

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Heather Windes is participating in a supervised agricultural experience project raising beef cattle and broilers. Contributed photo

The following is a Q&A with Heather Windes, a Southwest FFA member participating in a supervised agricultural experience project.

Q: Explain in your words what an SAE project is and what this means to you.

A: An SAE project is a supervised agricultural experience, that consists of planned activities conducted by students outside of class time using agricultural knowledge and skills.

Q: What is your SAE?

A: My SAE is raising beef cattle and broilers.

Q: What about your SAE interests you?

A: I like being able to be around and raising the cattle that my grandpa gave me when I was younger.

Q: How can this opportunity help in your future?

A: This SAE project can help me prepare for having my own farm one day. I have learned that I will have to work hard and spend money to have healthy cows.

Q: What have you found to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses through your SAE project?

A: My greatest strengths are working hard and keeping my cows cared for. My weakness is finding sufficient time to care for my cows.

Q: Has this experience helped you make any decisions regarding your future career?

A: This experience has shown me that I do want a farm raising beef cattle.