AgIntelligence Profiles

AgIntelligence

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Kyle Bergen
AgIntelligence Specialist Blair’s Fertilizer Ltd. Location: Work Box 610 Lanigan Saskatchewan S0K 2M0 Canada Work Phone: 306-365-3150 Cell Phone: 306-365-7956 Work Fax: 306-365-4699

Kyle grew up in Drake, Saskatchewan where he is involved with the family farm. He attended the University of Saskatchewan in 2005 and received his Diploma in Agriculture. After university he returned to the family farm where he continues to be involved. Kyle started with Blair’s as a professional agronomist in the Lanigan location in the fall of 2008. Since that time, he has worked closely with producers in providing agronomic advice.

Some of his services have included soil sampling, crop scouting, tissue testing, fertility planning, herbicide and fungicide planning, in-crop diagnostics and variety decisions. His experiences on the farm have helped him to fully understand the challenges facing producers. The future of agriculture is bright, and Kyle is looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities that it brings.

Through his passion for agriculture, Kyle is looking forward to bringing value, new ideas and sound agronomic advice to his clients.

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Nolan Blair
AgIntelligence Specialist Location: Home Lanigan Cell Phone: 306-360-7503 Work Phone: 306-365-3150 Work Fax: 306-365-4699

Nolan comes from a farming background. He was raised west of Drake on the family farm. The farm is a mixed operation consisting of grain farming as well as raising purebred and commercial cattle.  Nolan has been working part-time at Blair’s during the summers since 2009. Nolan followed his passion for agriculture to attend Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta. He graduated in spring of 2016 with 2 diplomas, Crop Technology and Agribusiness.

Currently Nolan works out of the Blair’s Lanigan location as a sales representative and providing professional agronomy services to his customers. Nolan has been involved in agriculture his whole life and is looking forward to helping growers reach their goals.

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Mickenzie Bostock
AgIntelligence Specialist Location: Home McLean Cell Phone: 1-306-550-4545 Work Phone: 1-306-699-2822 Work Fax: 1-306-699-2823

Mickenzie grew up on a grain farm just outside of McLean, SK. After graduating high school, she went to Lakeland College where she received a diploma in Crop Technology in the spring of 2016. She spent the summers working for Cargill AgHorizons doing operations, and then with Bayer Crop Science working in R&D. After graduation, she worked for CPS as a Crop Production Advisor. Mickenzie now lives in Balgonie, SK and started working for the Blairs AgIntelligance team in September of 2017.

Although Mickenzie is continuously learning, she has a wide knowledge of agronomy through her farming background, education and work experience. She looks forward to assisting producers in making educated and economical decisions for their farm, as well as guiding them through the challenges they face throughout the year.

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Erika Dowling
AgIntelligence Specialist Location: Home Strongfield Cell Phone: 306-314-1994 Work Phone: 306-857-2225 Work Fax: 306-857-2006

Erika grew up in Prince Albert, with a family grain farm near MacDowall, SK. She is currently living in Davidson. While pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan she worked for Viterra, DowAgrosciences and Prairie Plains Agro. These jobs provided experience in crop scouting, operations, and canola breeding across the province. Erika started in January 2017 as an AgIntelligence Specialist at Blair’s in Strongfield and is looking forward to helping farmers navigate the challenges of the agriculture industry.

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Amy Grindheim
Director of AgIntelligence Blair’s Fertilizer Ltd. Location: Work Box 9 Strongfield Saskatchewan S0G 3A0 Canada Cell Phone: 306-561-7322 Work Phone: 306-857-2225 Work Fax: 306-857-2006

Amy was raised and involved on a mixed family farm consisting of cattle and grain near Pike Lake, Saskatchewan.  In 2003, she received her Diploma in the Crop Advisor program from Olds College.  Amy’s experience includes being a crop scout for Cargill Ag Horizons, working for Pioneer Grain and G-Mac’s Ag Team as a Sales Agronomist.

Today, Amy is working with Blair’s in the Davidson/Liberty area with the Professional Agronomy Team.  She is also a mother to two boys and also plays an active role on the family farm with her husband in the Hanley area.

Farming has always been a huge part of Amy’s life and she enjoys brining new ideas and professional agronomy advice to help farmers achieve their farming goals.  Agriculture has many challenges and is in a very exciting time right now and she is very excited to be a part of it.

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Jennifer Klaassen
AgIntelligence Specialist Location: Home Rosthern Cell Phone: 306-361-3671

Jenn Klaassen grew up on the family farm near Rosthern, Sk, and now lives on a grain farm near Osler, Sk. In 2016 Jenn graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in agronomy. She spent three summers working for Bayer CropScience in R&D. After graduating from the U of S she worked in sales at CPS.  

Some areas of agronomy that Jenn finds interesting is crop nutrition and disease management. She also enjoys helping growers find agronomic solutions that are both practical and economical, and is looking forward to continuing her career with Blair’s.

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Amanda Logel
AgIntelligence Specialist Location: Work Box 131 McLean SK S0G 3E0 Canada Cell Phone: (306) 551-5855 Work Phone: (306) 699-2822 Work Fax: (306) 699-2823

Amanda Czemeres comes from a mixed farm near Cupar, Saskatchewan. She is currently still living on the farm and continues to take part in the operations of the farm. Amanda graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in the Spring of 2015.

Previously, Amanda has worked for Monsanto as a Summer Student, in both a research position and an agronomy position. Amanda is looking forward to working with Growers, and helping them maximize productivity and profitability on their farms.

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Julie McGill
AgIntelligence Specialist Location: Work Box 9 Liberty SK S0G 3A0 Canada Cell Phone: (306) 531-8142 Work Phone: (306) 847-4444 Work Fax: (306) 847-4454

Julie grew up on a mixed farm outside of Bethune, Saskatchewan and has now moved to Stalwart, Saskatchewan with her husband. Julie graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Agronomy.

Her previous job experience includes working for Blair’s as a Summer Student for two years, as well as working for Wendland Ag as a Summer Agronomy and Sales Intern. In May of 2015 Julie started at Blair’s full time as the AgIntelligence Specialist for the Liberty location.

Julie looks forward to giving Grower’s advice and expertise about the challenges they face on their farm each day.

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Sarah Stratton
AgIntelligence Specialist Location: Work 55 Princess Street Nokomis SK S0G 3R0 Canada Work Phone: 306-528-3150 Cell Phone: 306-717-7975 Work Fax: 306-528-2950

Sarah grew up in Stratford, Ontario and then later moved to Grandora, Saskatchewan. While she did not grow up on a farm, her father’s career in food science sparked an interest in agriculture at an early age. Most recently, she has been involved in her husband’s family farm in Imperial, Saskatchewan.

Sarah graduated in December of 2012 from the University of Saskatchewan where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, majoring in Crop Science. She was able to qualify for a few different scholarships, including an NSERC award. While getting her degree, Sarah spent her summers working with Dow AgroSciences, DuPont and ICMS. She also spent two years as an Agri-Trend Agri-Coach with JayDee AgTech in Swift Current and Humboldt.

Her Summer Student and full time work experience have given her valuable knowledge with crop scouting, pest identification, soil analysis and research and development. Sarah and her fiancé moved to the Nokomis area in August 2013. She started with Blair’s in May 2014 as a Business Agronomist, and then made the transition to AgIntelligence Specialist in September 2014.