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North Battleford Regional Office

Alison Fransoo, PAg, Crops Extension Specialist

Alison Fransoo
Alison enjoys working with producers and industry to help provide current information on crops and pest management, and assist in improving agronomic practices. Most recently, Alison was involved in the crop production industry in both the retail and wholesale side, and previously involved in hog production and research. Alison currently farms with her husband in the area. She is an agriculture graduate from the University of Saskatchewan with over 25 years of experience in the agriculture industry

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 B.Sc. in agriculture and a M.Sc. in beef cattle genomics from the University of Alberta, focused on nutrition and genetics.

Patricia (Trish) Johnson, PAg, Agriculture Programs Specialist

Patricia 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 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 B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan.

Brittany Neumeier, B.Sc., AAg, Agri-Environmental Specialist

Brittany Nuemeier
Brittany enjoys assisting producers in making management decisions about their operations that benefit their long-term sustainability. As an agri-environmental specialist, Brittany works with farmers and ranchers to implement environmental best management practices on their operations, such as converting marginal land to perennial forage and cross-fencing to better manage native prairies. Brittany has a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, with a major in Renewable Resource Management and a minor in Soil Science.

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.

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