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Tisdale Regional Office

Karen Smith, PAg, Regional Farm Business Management 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, Regional Forage 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 Forage 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.

Kim Stonehouse, M.Sc., PAg, Regional Crops Specialist

Kim holds a B.Sc. in agriculture, a M.Sc. in agricultural and bioresource engineering and a M.Sc in environmental engineering. Before joining the Ministry of Agriculture he conducted agricultural research for the East Central Research Foundation in Canora. Kim works with producers to solve crop production problems, identify applied research opportunities and assist producers in adopting new crop production technology to make their farms and businesses more profitable.

Alicia Sopatyk, BSA, PAg, Regional Livestock 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.

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