A student plans, implements, operates and assumes financial risks in an agricultural- related activity or business. Ownership moves into true entrepreneurship when the business plan focuses on new product development, new production processes or additional market opportunities.
So, you want to be the boss? Now’s your chance. Own and operate an agriculture-related business or enterprise—start small and watch what happens with hard work and perseverance. The basic requirement is that you own the enterprise, equipment and supplies, making the management decisions and taking financial risk, with the ultimate goal of earning a profit. As part of an ownership/entrepreneurship SAE, you might own and operate a lawn care service; produce bedding plants, flowers or crops; or raise animals or livestock.