What is WARC

 Western Applied Research Corporation (WARC) is a non-profit organization that is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of northwest Saskatchewan producers. We are a part of the Saskatchewan Agri-ARM network and work in partnership with Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC) at the Scott Research Farm.


WARC's Mandate:

  • Transfer technology from research to Saskatchewan producers
  • Evaluate the economic implications of technology for Saskatchewan producers

 WARC has 2 full time employees. Along with our full time employees we have several seasonal and contract employees and hire 3 summer students.

Our Team

Jessica Enns (Weber) (on leave)

General Manager 

Office: (306) 247-2001

Cell: (306) 361-8703

Email: jessica.enns@warc.ca 

 Jessica grew up on a mixed grain and livestock farm outside Landis Sk. She completed her B.Sc. in Plant Science with a major in Agronomy and a minor in Agribusiness. She completed her M.Sc. in Plant Science, with a focus on weed-crop competition and weed control in Western Canada, at the University of Saskatchewan.

Kayla Slind (on leave)

Research Associate

 Office: (306)247-2001

Cell: (306) 843-7984

Email: kayla.slind@warc.ca

 Kayla lives on a grain farm east of Wilkie, SK where she farms with her husband and family. She holds a B.Sc. in Agronomy from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Professional Agrologist (PAg) with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA) . Kayla has previous experience as a Professional Agronomy Consultant with Western Ag/Northland Agronomy where she was involved in field scouting, soil sampling and fertility management planning.  

Stacy Hawkins

Executive Administrator

Office:  (306) 247-2001

Cell:  (306) 843-7400

Email:  exec.admin@warc.ca

Stacy lives east of Wilkie on their family grain farm.  She has recently retired from a 32 year career in Municipal Government and has an extensive background in governance, administration and accounting.

Kade Kettenbach

Research Technician

Office:  (306) 247-2001

Cell:  (306) 716-9273

Email:  research.tech@warc.ca

Kade comes from a 4th generation grain farm in Southern Alberta, where their family still farms.  Kade is a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and an Articling Agrologist (AAg) with a B.Sc. in Agronomy from the University of Saskatchewan.  Prior to joining WARC, Kade was the Cargill Regional Agronomist for NW Saskatchewan for nearly 5 years.  This position gave Kade alot of insight into farming operations and industry practices as well as the opportunity to develop technical skills like scouting, interpreting soil samples and familiarlity with pesticides.

Herb Schell

Seasonal Technician 

 Herb grew up in Scott, SK and has been WARC's seasonal technician for 10 years. He has previous experience with AAFC in Scott as a Weed Technician for 38 years. 

Research from our farm to yours

Fall, 2022

Board Members

Michael Palmier (Chair)

Plenty, SK

(306) 932-7733


Stuart Lawrence (Vice Chair)

Rosetown, SK

(306) 831-7843


Jeff Hyland

Scott, SK

(306) 843-7997


Michael Hicks

Glaslyn, SK

(306) 342-7732


Eric Charabin

North Battleford, SK

(306) 480-7974


Andria Karstens

Battleford, SK

(306) 843-8027

Mike Bender

Wapella, SK

(639) 318-1679


Rob Jones

North Battleford, Sk

(306) 441-2893


Stacey Sagon

Biggar, SK

(306) 951-9603


Trevor Scherman

Battleford, SK

(306) 481-4620


Justin Askildt

Wilkie, SK

(306) 918-7377