Explore AG Program Coordinator
For Jenny a favourite memory that has occurred while working with Agriculture in the Classroom was when a student introduced Jenny to fellow classmates, “This is Jenny, she is with Agriculture.” Jenny couldn’t be prouder to be “with Agriculture.” Through childhood Jenny grew up on a dairy farm near the small towns of Glenbush and Medstead, SK. She was able to learn the values of hard work and working as a family while helping on the diary farm, having a garden and seeing the completion of the harvest season. With that passion as the background and a degree in Education from the University of Saskatchewan Jenny is excited to connect students, teachers and families to Agriculture so that they can not only know where their food and resources come from but also for them to know that they can take part in Agriculture in big and small ways. A highlight for Jenny has been seeing students excited and grateful that they can grow their own sunflower to take home. For Jenny, being “with agriculture” keeps her connected to her hometown, her roots as a farm kid and her dad. Jenny is a proud auntie to 5 nieces and nephews and treasures the time she can spend with her family and friends in any kind of capacity.
Christina comes to AITC via an urban route. She was raised in Prince Albert, further educated at the University of Saskatchewan (B.A. degree in Math & English, B.Ed. degree), then employed in Saskatoon for three decades as a high school English educator. (She retired in 2012.) She brings to AITC her passions for gardening and for helping people effectively connect their ideas with the real world through words and action. “Sustainability of our food sources is essential. If young people learn where their food comes from, how to grow their own food, and realize how many exciting career possibilities exist in the diverse ag sector, then sustainability is attainable. As a means to this end, AITC’s engaging programming inspires students, and me!” Christina continues to also be inspired by her husband, Ron, and their children, Kyle and Brynn.
Melanie is excited to have joined the AITC team as the Administrative Assistant. She hopes to continue to build a strong relationship with AITC. "I enjoy bringing resources to kids about how the food they eat and agriculture are connected."
She was born in Prince Albert and grew up in Saskatoon where she received all her education and post-secondary education.
She is a very proud mom of twin boys who keep her very busy. Melanie enjoys reading, flower gardening, quadding, snowmobiling, camping and travelling. "My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my family and friends at the lake."