Effective Friday, September 17, a province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces. 

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Yorkton Regional Office

Samantha Marcino, PAg, Crop Extension Specialist

Samantha Marcino
Samantha was raised on a farm near Raymore, Saskatchewan and always had an interest in agriculture. She obtained her degree in Agri-business in 2013 from the University of Saskatchewan. Before joining the Ministry of Agriculture in 2020 as a Crops Extension Specialist, she worked on the retail side of agriculture in various agronomy related roles. She and her husband, Ben, currently farm near Ituna.

Jenay Werle, Livestock and Feed Specialist

Jenay Werle
Jenay assists livestock producers with questions regarding nutrition, production and management. As a livestock and feed extension specialist, she is a source of information for producers looking to maximize their productivity and profitability. Jenay has seven years of experience with the Ministry of Agriculture in business, land and livestock management and has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, focused on animal science and agribusiness.

Rachel Kraynick, PAg, Agriculture Program Specialist

Rachel Kraynick
Rachel connects her clients with agriculture programming, resources, and services that will help their operations grow, innovate, and prosper. She is passionate about promoting best management practices that build public trust in the industry, as well as working with youth on agriculture awareness initiatives. Rachel has been with the ministry for 20 years in the roles of Extension Agrologist, Provincial Agri-Business Development Specialist, Farm Business Management Specialists and, most recently, the Agriculture Programs Specialist. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Sc. in agriculture.

Charlotte Ward, PAg, Agri-Environmental Specialist

Charlotte Ward
Charlotte is passionate about helping producers improve long term sustainability on their operations. As an agri-environmental specialist, Charlotte works with farmers and ranchers to implement environmental best management practices, such as converting marginal land to perennial forage and cross-fencing to better manage riparian areas. Charlotte has over 15 years of experience in agri-environmental programming and rangeland and forage management. She has both a B.S.A. and a M.Sc. in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, focused on rangelands resources, perennial forage production, and grazing management.

Tracy Jasper, Regional Services Representative

Tracy Jasper
Tracy provides front-line service to all clients on programs and services and assistance to the Regional Specialists in the office. Tracy previously worked with the Ministry of Social Services in a senior administrative position.

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