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)

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.

Adrienne Keith

Research Technician

 Office: (306) 247-2001

Cell: (306) 296-7200

Email: research.tech@warc.ca 

Adrienne grew up on a mixed farm near Frontier, SK. She completed her B.Sc in Agronomy from the University of Saskatchewan in 2018. Adrienne has previous experience in research at Corteva Agriscience working with canola plot trials and as a Drone pilot. 

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. 

Breanna Elder

Summer Student

Breanna has been with WARC for two years now and is back for a third summer.  She has her Crop Technology Diploma and recently received her Agribusiness Diploma from Lakeland College in Vermillion.  In the fall, Breanna will be returning to Lakeland College to get her Bachelor of Agriculture Technology.  When she's not at the Research Farm, you will likely find her at her farm scouting fields with her father.  She loves spending time at the lake and with her dog.

Paige Schultz

Summer Student

This is Paige's first year working with WARC!  She attends the University of Saskatchewan and is going into her second year of Kinesiology.  She grew up on a grain farm outside of Unity.  Although Paige does not study agriculture, she is willing to learn and is looking foward to a fun and learning-enriched summer!  Paige loves playing softball with the Unity Panthers and is going to the lake in her spare time.

Jocelyn Duhaime

Summer Student

This is Jocelyn's first year working with WARC!  Jocelyn grew up on an acreage outside Beaumont, Alberta.   She attends Grant McEwan University and going into her second year of Kinesiology.  She is eager to learn and is excited to meet and work with new people this summer.  Jocelyn is planning on enjoying her time camping, exploring Saskatchewan and seeing extended family.

Research from our farm to yours

Board Members

Trevor Scherman (Chair)

Battleford, SK

(306) 481-4620


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


Michael Palmier

Plenty, SK

(306) 932-7733


Justin Askildt

Wilkie, SK

(306) 918-7377