AgIntelligence Profiles

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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

Kyle Bergen

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. Kyle now works with the AgIntelligence team and Business Agronomists by providing training and agronomic support.

In his spare time, Kyle likes crop checking, playing hockey and golf, Travelling and spending time at the lake in summer. Kyle has a 2-year-old son, Mason, and cannot wait to show him the ropes of life on the farm. His passions for Agronomy are in soil fertility, plant nutrient uptake and the long-term sustainability of farming.

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

Nolan Blair

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

Mickenzie Bostock

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 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

Erika Dowling

Erika grew up on her family farm near MacDowall, SK. Over the years, her farm has grown wheat, oats, canola, flax, alfalfa and leafcutter bees; now venturing into trying faba beans, borage and intercropping in more recent years. Erika began her professional career within the industry by working for grain elevators, with canola research and field scouting through summer jobs in areas north of Prince Albert down to Moose Jaw. She now enjoys working with farmers in the Strongfield area.

Erika completed her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, where she majored in Crop Science through the University of Saskatchewan and Curtin University.  Erika is also passionate about traveling, skiing, and camping.

Erika loves the fertility aspect of the industry. Specifically, looking at what’s in the soil, what the variables are, and what the possibilities are for efficiently applying nutrients for the season are. Every farm and every quarter are different, so she really enjoys determining what the best decisions are and to account for the agronomic, economic and logistic boxes.

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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

Amy Grindheim

Amy grew up on a mixed farm near Pike Lake, SK.  She graduated from Olds College with a Crop Advisor Diploma in 2003 and has spent most of her career in sales and helping her customers achieve their farming goals.   Amy joined Blair’s Family of Companies in April 2008 and now leads the AgIntelligence Team.  She works with her team to deliver trusted advice in this every changing world of agriculture and enjoys helping them be the best they can be to serve their customers needs.

Outside of work Amy lives on a mixed farm in Hanley, SK with her husband and two boys.  Most of the winter is spent at the hockey rink, and when there is time in the summer, she likes to take her family camping.  Her boys are also involved with baseball and she sits on the Hanley Minor Ball Board to help keep it thriving in their small town.  She feels very lucky to be able to raise her boys on the farm and live in small town SK. on the century farm her husband grew up on.

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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

Amanda Logel

Amanda Logel 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

Julie McGill

Julie was raised on a mixed farm outside of Bethune, Saskatchewan that her and her husband are still continually involved with today. They live in the small town of Stalwart, Saskatchewan. Julie graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Agronomy. While obtaining her degree, she worked as a summer student at Blair’s in Liberty for 2 years and as a Summer Agronomy & Sales Intern at Wendland Ag in Delmas. After graduation in 2015, she started at Blair’s in Liberty full-time as the AgIntelligence Specialist for the area. Outside of agriculture, she enjoys curling, slow-pitch, as well as crafting. She also is involved in the Red Cross Branch in Dilke for fundraising for the Saskatchewan Red Cross and local disasters that are in need.

Julie’s main passion in agriculture is finding and implementing new methods for her growers to help build and diversify their soils. The intention of this is to help make sure the land will continue to produce and be profitable for years to come.

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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

Sarah Stratton

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.

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

Jennifer Wiebe

Jennifer Wiebe grew up on the family farm near Rosthern, 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, and then began her career as an AgIntelligence Specialist at Blair’s in the fall of 2016.

Jenn now lives on a grain farm with her husband near Osler, Sk. When she isn’t talking farming, at home or at work, Jenn can be found playing Kaiser, curling in one of the local curling leagues, or road-tripping to the mountains to go snowboarding. In the past year, she has also had the opportunity to volunteer with Ag in the Classroom and is looking forward to other occasions where she can share her knowledge of agriculture with the next generation.

Jenn is excited about the future of farming in Saskatchewan and is glad to help growers be successful. Some areas of agronomy that she feels passionately about are herbicide resistance management, as well as phosphorus fertility management. She believes that both of these topics will bring challenges to growers in the future if not thought about today.