Southwest FFA SAE Spotlight: Heather Windes
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.