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Tisdale Regional Office

Kim Stonehouse, PAg, Crops Extension Specialist

Kim Stonehouse
Kim is very enthusiastic about the future possibilities of crop production. As a crops extension specialist, Kim provides technical information on all aspects of crop management. He has extensive experience related to farm equipment, soil fertility, enhanced production efficiency and environmental stewardship. Kim has more than 25 years of experience in agricultural research and production practices. He has an M.Sc. in agricultural and environmental engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, focused on soil and water.

Karen Smith, PAg, Agriculture Program Specialist

Karen Smith
Karen enjoys assisting producers in identifying programs that will benefit their operations to ensure their long term success. As an agriculture programs specialist, she offers comprehensive information on programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and encourages the adoption of beneficial management practices to support and build public trust. Karen grew up on a grain farm in the Northeast part of the province and has spent the majority of her career working in the public sector. She obtained her B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan.

Al Foster, PAg, Range Management Extension Specialist

Al Foster
Al understands the importance of producers making the most of their forage and pasture resources. As a range management extension specialist, Al is a source of information for producers and the agriculture industry on forage selection, establishment, renovation, and pasture management. Al has 25 years of experience in forage and grazing management, a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Master of Agriculture from the University of Alberta, focused on forage and range management.

Janelle Smith, B.S.A., Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist

Janelle Smith
Janelle completed a B.S.A. in Animal Science from the University of Saskatchewan in 2016. In 2017, she chose to continue her education and is completing a M.Sc. project, researching feedlot management and economics. She has worked in various primary agriculture sectors before joining the ministry in 2020 as a Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist. Her focus is on communicating research effectively to producers and helping them run their operations efficiently.

Teresa Casavant, Regional Services Representative

Teresa Casavant
Teresa’s focus on customer service excellence makes her an essential part of the Tisdale office. As the first point of contact, she assesses internal and external client needs to make sure they find what they need in an efficient and effective manner. Teresa has a certificate in Business Administration from SIAST.

Jana Lewis, Administrative Support

Jana Lewis
Jana enjoys helping agriculture clients and assisting colleagues, while ensuring the requirements of the office are maintained. As the first point of contact, Jana assesses internal and external client needs to make sure they find what they need in an efficient and effective manner. Jana has a Certificate in Office Administration from SIAST.

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