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 2 summer students.

Our Team

Kayla Slind

Acting General Manager

 Office: (306)247-2001

Cell: (306) 843-7984

Email: kayla.slind@warc.ca

 Kayla grew up on a grain farm east of Wilkie, SK. She holds a B.Sc. in Agronomy from the University of Saskatchewan. 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.  

Alex Waldner

Research Technician

Office: (306)247-2001

Cell: (306)438-7525

Email: research.tech@warc.ca

Alex grew up on a mixed farm near Swift Current, SK. She completed her B.Sc. in Agronomy from the University of Saskatchewan in 2019 and has previous experience as an agronomist with the Rack Petroleum. She is filling a maternity leave for our general manager. 

Jessica Enns (Weber)*on maternity 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.

Board Members

Trevor Scherman (Chair)

Battleford, SK

(306) 481-4620


Stuart Lawrence (Vice Chair)

Rosetown, SK

(306) 831-7843


Ryan Charabin

North Battleford, SK

(306) 441-4741


Jeff Hyland

Scott, SK

(306) 843-7997


Michael Hicks

Glaslyn, SK

(306) 342-7732

Mike Bender

Wapella, SK

(639) 318-1679


Rob Jones

North Battleford, Sk

(306) 441-2893


Stacey Sagon

Biggar, SK

(306) 951-9603


Michael Palmier

Plenty, SK

(306) 932-7733


Justin Askildt

Wilkie, SK

(306) 918-7377