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Weyburn Regional Office

Shiela Miller, BSA, AAg, Agriculture Programs Specialist

Shiela Miller
As an agriculture programs specialist, Shiela helps producers find opportunities for their operation through agriculture programming and services that supports their operational goals. She is passionate about building public trust in the industry through promoting best management practices and engaging youth about the agriculture industry. Before joining the ministry, Shiela has had previous experience working in retail agronomy. She attained her bachelor of science in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan with a major in agronomy.

Natasha Wilkie, BSA, PAg, Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist

Natasha Wilkie
As a livestock and feed extension specialist, Natasha is a source of information for producers and the agriculture industry on water quality, livestock nutrition and production. Natasha has 10 years of experience working with livestock producers, ranging from nutrition to forages and legislation to industry needs. Natasha is passionate about Saskatchewan’s livestock industry, in particular the practicalities of livestock management. Natasha has a bachelor of science in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, with a major in animal science.

Brett Gaube, BSA, AAg, Range Management Extension Specialist

Brett Gaube
Brett is passionate about helping producers make the most of their grasslands. As a range management extension specialist, Brett works with farmers and ranchers to maintain the health and productivity of their native and tame rangeland. Brett has 15 years of experience in rangeland and forage management and has a bachelor of science in agriculture from the Dickinson State University, focused on natural resources management.

McKenzie Paget, BSA, AAg, Agri-Environmental Specialist

McKenzie Paget
McKenzie is passionate about the livestock industry and enjoys working with producers to improve their long-term sustainability. As an agri-environmental specialist, McKenzie 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 riparian areas. McKenzie comes from a ranching background and with that, years of experience. She completed her bachelor of agriculture with a major in animal science from the University of Saskatchewan where she focused on cow-calf management.

Eileen Beaton, MSc, PAg, Crops Extension Specialist

Eileen Beaton
Eileen enjoys working with her colleagues to find agronomic solutions for producers that ensure long-term health and sustainability of their land. She provides technical information on a range of topics pertaining to crop management including pest/nutrient management and soil health. Eileen has worked in agricultural research, retail agronomy and government extension in Eastern Canada. She completed a master of science in agriculture from Dalhousie University (Agricultural Campus).

Karen Hennig, Regional Services Representative

Karen Hennig
Karen provides front-line customer service to our producers and provides administrative support to the office. She was raised on a mixed farm outside of Weyburn, and joined the Ministry of Agriculture in July 2019. Karen has 30 years of extensive administrative experience within the provincial oil sector, Ministry of Social Services and Agricultural Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan.

Sharon Ivan, Administrative Assistant

Sharon Ivan
Sharon provides part-time customer service and administrative support to the regional service representative and extension specialists in the Weyburn office. Sharon strives to assist producers by creating a relationship of trust and loyalty with all clients and office staff. Upon graduation from what is now the Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Sharon has worked in the administrative field for 35 years, with the past 24 years spent working in the education sector. Sharon and her husband operate a mixed farm near Weyburn.

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