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North Battleford Regional Office

Alison Fransoo, PAg, Agri-Environmental Specialist

Alison Fransoo
Alison enjoys working with producers and industry to help provide current information on environmental best management practices, and assist in improving resiliency and sustainability in farming operations. She most recently was a crop extension specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture and brings with her a wealth of knowledge from over 25 years of experience in the agriculture industry. Alison currently farms with her husband in the area and is an agriculture graduate from the University of Saskatchewan.

Jenifer Heyden, PAg, Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist

Jennifer Heyden
Jenifer is passionate about animal nutrition and forage/livestock relationships under different management systems. As a livestock and feed extension specialist, Jenifer is a source of information for producers and the agriculture industry on livestock nutrition, livestock utilization of feed and forage resources, livestock production and management. Jenifer has 15 years of experience in livestock and forage management and has a bachelor of science in agriculture and a master of science in beef cattle genomics from the University of Alberta, focused on nutrition and genetics.

Patricia (Trish) Johnson, PAg, Agriculture Programs Specialist

Specialist Trish Johnson
Trish has spent her entire career working directly with producers. As an agriculture programs specialist, Trish is an expert when it comes to programs that can benefit her clients. She is your resource for all programs offered by the ministry, especially related to the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Trish grew up on a mixed farm and has worked in the areas of farm finance, financial consulting and land management. She obtained her bachelor of science in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan.

Quinton Cubbon, Crops Extension Specialist

Quinton Cubbon
Quinton has a strong agriculture background built on his experiences working on the farm in the North Battleford area for the last 10 years. He strives to support producers in succeeding by giving strong agronomic advice on 4R fertility, pest identification and overall agronomic issues. His experience ranges from farming, retail agronomy, small plot research and field scale research. He received his bachelor of science in agriculture majoring in agronomy from the University of Saskatchewan.

Melissa Welford, Regional Services Representative

Melissa Welford
Melissa provides administrative support and customer service to the Ministry of Agriculture in North Battleford. Melissa resides on a grain farm with her family and has been working with the public service since 2008. Her past work experience includes client service and office management and she has a business diploma from SIAST.

Jenny Ruazol, Administrative Assistant

Jenny Ruazol
Jenny worked primarily in customer service and food retail sectors before joining the Ministry of Agriculture in North Battleford as an administrative assistant. In her role, Jenny provides administrative support and customer service to the public. She moved to Canada in 2018 from the Philippines for work. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from a university in the Philippines and this year she received a diploma in medical office assistant from ABM College in Calgary, Alberta.

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