Rush County’s agricultural education program includes three parts: classroom instruction, Future Farmers of America (FFA) involvement, and a supervised agricultural experience (SAE). Students learn to apply what they are learning in the classroom as they prepare to transition into future opportunities.

Students with an ownership/entrepreneurship-type SAE own the enterprise, equipment and supplies, make management decisions and assume financial risks to provide an agriculturally related product or service. Examples include raising and selling animals or crops, building and selling agricultural equipment, buying and reselling feed, seed or fertilizer, providing pet care, or programing and installing computer equipment in tractors.