Karen Smith, PAg, Agriculture Program Specialist
Karen has a B.Sc. in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan with a major in animal science and a minor in agri-business. Before joining the Regional Service team, she was a Land Agrologist and an Agri-Business Intern. As a Farm Business Management Specialist, Karen assists producers and people in the agri-business industry in a variety of agricultural business management areas and connects them to programming and resources that are available.
Al Foster, PAg, Range Management Extension Specialist
Al obtained his Bachelor of Science in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan and Master of Agriculture in forage and range management from the University of Alberta. As a Range Management Specialist, he works directly with northeast Saskatchewan producers on all aspects of forage and pasture production and management including forage crop selection, establishment and rejuvenation.
Alicia Sopatyk, BSA, PAg, Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist
Alicia has a B.Sc. in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, with a major in animal science. She grew up on a mixed livestock-grain operation, held summer positions in beef research throughout University, and was an Agrologist Intern with Saskatchewan Agriculture in Moose Jaw, focusing on farm business management and livestock. As a Regional Livestock Specialist, Alicia works with producers and industry on all aspects of livestock production, nutrition, and management.
Yolanda Tremblay, Regional Services Representative
Yolanda provides front-line customer service to producers on programs and services and also administrative support to the Regional Services and Lands Branch. She has worked with the Ministry in the past and recent experience includes working with municipal government.
Teresa Casavant, Administrative Assistant
Teresa has a Certificate in Business Administration from SIAST. Her past work experience has been in customer service and office management. Currently, she connects clients with agricultural specialists and programs to meet their needs.