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Kindersley Regional Office

John Ippolito, PAg, Crops Extension Specialist

John Ippolito
John assists producers and industry in addressing challenges they encounter in crop production. As a crops extension specialist, John is a source of information on crop agronomy, fertility, pest management, grain drying and storage. John has extensive experience in various aspects of the crop production sector and has a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan.

Dwayne Summach, PAg, Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist

Dwayne Summach
Dwayne recognizes that efficient use of on-farm produced feedstuffs impacts farm profitability. In his role as livestock and feed extension specialist, Dwayne provides information and recommendations to match feedstuffs to livestock feeding programs with a focus on maximizing livestock productivity and well-being. Dwayne has 20 years of experience advising clients in various aspects of livestock management, ration development, forage production and utilization. Dwayne has a Master of Science with a focus on grazing ruminant nutrition and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Animal Science) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Cassandra Schroeder, AAg, Range Management Extension Specialist

Cassandra Schroeder
Cassandra works with ranchers and other stakeholders to improve management of forage and range resources. As a range management extension specialist Cassandra is available to help with forage management, grazing plans, plant identification, invasive weed management, and much more. Cassandra has been working for three years in range management and previously worked in plant breeding. She has a B.Sc. in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan.

Kaitlin Bancroft, Administrative Support

Kaitlin Bancroft
Kaitlin strives to provide excellent customer service whether she is working for Regional Services Branch as an administrative assistant, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation as a customer services representative or AgriStability as a call centre operator. As the first point of contact, Kaitlin assesses internal and external client needs to make sure they find what they need in an efficient and effective manner. Kaitlin has a bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages, is fluent in French and is training to be a certified horse riding instructor.

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