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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 Bachelor of Science 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 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan.

Paige Straf, BSc, Agri-Environmental Specialist

Page Straf
As an agri-environmental specialist, Paige helps find practical on-farm solutions to support producers with their operational goals. Paige is passionate about the environment and agriculture. Her experience includes agriculture extension, agronomy research and invasive weed management. Paige has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Applied Plant Ecology.

Patricia Lumgair, Regional Services Representative

Patricia Lumgair
Patricia strives to provide excellent customer service as the Regional Services Representative for the Kindersley office. As the first point of contact for the office, Patricia assesses internal and external client needs to make sure they find what they need in an efficient and effective manner. She has worked with the Government of Saskatchewan for over 15 years and has learnt the value in connecting with people; being personable with a little added humour.

Dixie Crawford, Administrative Assistant

Dixie Crawford
Dixie provides part time administrative support and customer service for the Ministry of Agriculture office in Kindersley. Dixie has extensive administration experience background working within the education sector.

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