Samantha Marcino, PAg, Crop Extension Specialist
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 has a BSc. in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan with a major in animal science and a minor in agribusiness. She grew up on a mixed farm that she now operates with her husband and two children. Jenay had previously worked as a Land Agrologist and Regional Farm Business Management Specialist in the Yorkton Regional Office, and now focuses on assisting producers in the areas of livestock production, nutrition and management.
Rachel Kraynick, PAg, Agriculture Program Specialist
Rachel has a BSc. in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan. Rachel provides clients in with information and tools in the areas of farm strategic planning, marketing, production economics, succession planning, financial planning, business structures and human resources. Rachel helps producers become more efficient and profitable in their operations. Rachel’s passion for agriculture has been an asset when working with 4-H and youth groups on agriculture awareness.
Charlotte Ward, PAg, Agri-Environmental Specialist
Charlotte has a BSc. in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, with a major in rangelands resources. She completed a grazing project in co-operation with the Western Beef Development Centre to obtain her MSc. in agriculture. Prior to joining the Yorkton Office, she filled the role of Regional Forage Specialist in the Outlook. Charlotte is a source of information for producers and the agriculture industry on forage selection, establishment, rejuvenation, harvesting, economics and grazing management.
Tracy Jasper, Regional Services Representative
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.
Lisa Yufrym, Administrative Support
Lisa provides part-time customer service and administrative support to the Ministry of Agriculture in Yorkton. Lisa has extensive administration experience working with STARS, SGI and SaskEnergy. Lisa continues to be involved with the family farm.