Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

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.

Ann Dies, Regional Services Representative

Ann Dies
Ann grew up on her family's farm in Australia. She had the opportunity to travel to Canada as an Agricultural Exchange Student. She currently operates a mixed farm at Netherhill. Ann worked for the Kindersley School Division and Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation before joining the ministry.

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.

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve