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Swift Current Regional Office

Shannon Chant, PAg, Crops Extension Specialist

Shannon Chant

Shannon grew up on a grain farm southwest of Regina and has a B.Sc. in agriculture and a M.Sc. in plant sciences from the University of Saskatchewan. Since joining Saskatchewan Agriculture, she has worked in various regions in western Saskatchewan. Shannon is especially interested in new crops, value-adding and providing producers with results from local research.


Kari Burnett, AAg, Agriculture Program Specialist

Kari Burnett

Kari grew up on a grain farm near Swift Current and is still actively involved in the business. She has a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, with a major in agricultural economics and a minor in agri-business. Kari's past work experience in farm management consulting provided her an opportunity to work with producers on cost of production, succession planning, risk management and understanding financial ratios. She brings a first-hand understanding of farming, farm management experience and local knowledge of the Swift Current area.

Trevor Lennox, PAg, Range Management Extension Specialist

Trevor Lennox

Trevor holds a M.Ag. in range management from the University of Alberta and a B.Sc. in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan. In the past Trevor has worked as an extension agrologist in Shaunavon and as a range technician with the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA). Trevor is interested in ways to maximize long-term production of native forages. His ongoing projects include seeding both tame and native forage species, as well as fertility and weed control projects.

Jessica Smith, PAg, Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist

Jessica Smith

Jessica holds a BSA from the University of Saskatchewan, majoring in animal science and minoring in rangeland resources. She has worked with the Ministry of Agriculture since 2007: first as a co-op student with the Irrigation Branch, then as a Land Agrologist with Lands Branch for seven years and, most recently, as the Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist in Swift Current. Jessica grew up on a mixed farm at Pennant. Currently, she lives on a mixed farm south of Abbey and raises cattle with her husband.

Austin Baron, AAg, Agri-Environmental Specialist

Austin Baron

Austin grew up on a farm near Gravelbourg and has a B.Sc. in Renewable Resource Management from the University of Saskatchewan with a minor in soil science. She is passionate about agricultural sustainability. Austin assists clients with agri-environmental programming and best management practices with the goal of making Saskatchewan agricultural operations more sustainable.


Susan Gering, Regional Services Representative

Susan Gering

Susan provides front-line customer service to clients as well as provides assistance to the Regional Specialists. Prior to working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Susan worked for Labour Market Services for 17 years.


Celia Baldwin, Administrative Support

Celia Baldwin

Celia was born and raised in Cabri and comes from a farming background. She joined the ministry in November 2012. She assists clients and provides administrative assistance to all staff in the office. Celia resides in Pennant with her partner and they operate a grain and cattle operation. She has worked in various business offices over the years and enjoys dealing with the public.

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