Regional Services

Staff teams within each regional office provide dynamic and effective service delivery.

The teams:

  • Provide extension services aimed at supporting industry competitiveness;
  • Promote the link between local agriculture and social well- being;
  • Coordinate educational events for clients to explore opportunities in the industry;
  • Offer a strengthened approach to service delivery across the value chain;
  • Develop leadership capacity in youth and adults; and
  • Work cooperatively with agricultural organizations, municipal governments, non-profit groups, and other government agencies to meet the Department's mandate in the regions.

Team clusters are found in five regions across the province: Western, Valley, Central, Eastern, and Cape Breton. These teams are comprised of an Agricultural Resource Coordinator (field service), Agriculture Transition Officer (special projects), Agriculture Leadership Coordinator (youth and volunteer leadership development), Business Development Officer (agriculture opportunities), and administrative support staff.



* Click on a region on the map to view the regional team


Extension & Outreach

Ruth Grant - Manager, Extension and Outreach
Location: Bible Hill Email: ruth.grant@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 896-2329 Fax: (902) 893-0244
Office Address: NS Dept. of Agriculture, Box 890 Harlow Building, 176 College Rd., Truro, NS B2N 5G6
Susan Gloade - Administrative Assistant
Location: Bible Hill Email: susan.gloade@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 893-6555 Cell: --- Fax: (902) 893-0244
Office Address: NS Dept. of Agriculture, Box 890 Harlow Building, 176 College Rd., Truro, NS B2N 5G6


Regional Teams

Eastern Region (Antigonish Regional Office)

Vacant - Agriculture Leadership Coordinator
Location: Pictou  
Tel: (902) 485-7161 (Pictou)
(902) 863-7501 (Antigonish)
  Fax: (902) 485-4014
Office Address: PO Box 700, Pictou, Nova Scotia, B0K 1H0
Adam Wile - Agricultural Resource Coordinator
Location: Antigonish Email: Adam.Wile@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 863-7500 Cell: (902) 870-9428 Fax: (902) 863-7342
Office Address: 190 Beech Hill Road, RR#6 Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 0B4
Jeff Hennessey - Business Development Officer
Location: Sydney Email: Jeff.Hennessey@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 563-2418 Cell: (902) 574-2032 Fax: (902) 563-2418
Office Address: Suite 303-320, Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 7B9
Laureen Boyd - Administrative Support
Location: Antigonish Email: Laureen.Boyd@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 863-7180 Cell: --- Fax: (902) 863-7342
Office Address: 190 Beech Hill Road, RR#6 Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 0B4


Cape Breton Region (Cape Breton Regional Office)

Gary Koziel - Agricultural Resource Coordinator
Location: Sydney Email: Gary.Koziel@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 563-2000 Cell: (902) 565-8132 Fax: (902) 563-3435
Office Address: Suite 32-360 Prince St., Provincial Bldg. 3rd Floor, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 5L1
Marina Gillis (Mon., Tues., Wed. am) - Agriculture Leadership Coordinator
Location: Sydney Email: Marina.Gillis@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 563-2001 Cell: (902) 578-0786 Fax: (902) 563-3435
Office Address: Suite 32-360 Prince St.,Provincial Bldg. 3rd Floor, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 5L1
Rhonda MacDougall (Wed. pm, Thurs., Fri.) - Agriculture Leadership Coordinator
Location: Mabou Email: Rhonda.MacDougall@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 945-2901 Cell: (902) 870-0793 Fax: (902) 945-2858
Office Address: P.O. Box 70, Main Street, Mabou, Nova Scotia, B0E 1X0
Jeff Hennessey - Business Development Officer
Location: Sydney Email: Jeff.Hennessey@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 563-2418 Cell: (902) 574-2032 Fax: (902) 563-3435
Office Address: Suite 32-360 Prince St.,Provincial Bldg. 3rd Floor, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 5L1
Terri MacPherson - Agricultural Transition Officer
Location: Antigonish Email: Terri.Macpherson@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 863-2087 Cell: (902) 870-6927 Fax: (902) 863-7342
Office Address: 190 Beech Hill Road, RR#6 Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 0B4
Catherine Plumridge - Administrative Support
Location: Sydney Email:
Tel: (902) 563-2000 Cell: --- Fax: (902) 563-3435
Office Address: Suite 32-360 Prince St.,Provincial Bldg. 3rd Floor, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 5L1


Central Region (Central Regional Office)

Michael Kittilsen - Agricultural Resource Coordinator
Location: Bible Hill Email: Michael.Kittilsen@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 893-3645 Cell: (902) 956-2707 Fax: (902) 893-2757
Office Address: NS Dept. of Agriculture, 74 Research Drive, Suite 114, Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2
Jacqueline Hoyt - Agriculture Leadership Coordinator
Location: Bible Hill Email: Jacqueline.Hoyt@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 893-6586 Cell: (902) 893-6586 Fax: (902) 893-2757
Office Address: NS Dept. of Agriculture, 74 Research Drive. Suite 114, Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2
Christina Jones - Business Development Officer
Location: Bible Hill Email: Christina.jones@novascotia.ca
Tel: Cell: 902-956-2800 Fax: 902-893-2757
Office Address: NS Dept. of Agriculture, 74 Research Drive, Suite 114, Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2
Rebecca Sooksom - Agricultural Transition Officer
Location: Bible Hill Email: Rebecca.Sooksom@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 896-1288 Cell: (902) 956- 4665 Fax: (902) 893-2757
Office Address: NS Dept. of Agriculture, 74 Research Drive. Suite 114, Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2
Vacant - Administrative Support
Location: Bible Hill Email:
Tel: (902) 893-6575 Cell: --- Fax: (902) 893-2757
Office Address: NS Dept. of Agriculture, 74 Research Dr. Suite 114, Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2


Western Region (Cornwallis Regional Office)

Terry McKay - Agricultural Resource Coordinator
Location: Cornwallis Email: Terry.McKay@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 638-2396 Cell: (902) 247-4420 Fax: (902) 638-2389
Office Address: 173 Haida St., Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia, B0S 1H0
Jean Ward - Agriculture Leadership Coordinator
Location: Cornwallis Email: Jean.Ward@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 638-2387 Cell: (902) 223-8085 Fax: (902) 638-2389
Office Address: 173 Haida St., Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia, B0S 1H0
Nicole Burkhard - Agricultural Transition Officer
Location: Cornwallis Email: Nicole.Burkhard@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 638-2396 Cell: (902) 247-4350 Fax: (902) 638-2389
Office Address: 173 Haida St., Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia, B0S 1H0
vacant - Business Development Officer
Location: Cornwallis Email: --
Tel:- Cell: - Fax: -
Office Address: 173 Haida St., Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia, B0S 1H0
Gina Chapelhow - Administrative Support
Location: Cornwallis Email: Gina.Chapelhow@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 638-2395 Cell: --- Fax: (902) 638-2389
Office Address: 173 Haida St., Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia, B0S 1H0


Valley Region (Kentville Regional Office)

Brian MacCulloch - Agricultural Resource Coordinator
Location: Kentville Email: Brian.MacCulloch@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 679-6006 Cell: (902) 679-9219 Fax: (902) 679-6062
Office Address: Kentville Agricultural Centre, 32 Main St., Kentville, Nova Scotia, B4N 1J5
Colin Hirtle - Agriculture Leadership Coordinator
Location: Kentville Email: Colin.Hirtle@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 679-6027 Cell: (902) 229-5476 Fax: (902) 679-6062
Office Address: Kentville Agricultural Centre, 32 Main St., Kentville, Nova Scotia, B4N 1J5
Kari Brown - Agriculture Leadership Coordinator
Location: Lunenburg Email: Kari.Brown@ novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 634-7575 Cell: (902) 521-5409. Fax: (902) 634-7549
Office Address: 312 Green St., Floor 1, Provincial Building, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
Cheryl Theriau - Administrative Support
Location: Kentville Email: Cheryl.Theriau@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 679-6021 Cell: --- Fax: (902) 679-6062
Office Address: Agricultural Centre, 32 Main St., Kentville, Nova Scotia, B4N 1J5
Melissa Quinn - Coordinator of Industry Development
Location: Kentville Email: Cheryl.Theriau@novascotia.ca
Tel: (902) 679-4348 Cell: (902) 599-1839 Fax: (902) 679-6062
Office Address: Kentville Agricultural Centre, 32 Main St., Kentville, Nova Scotia, B4N 1J5
Ronald Young - Agricultural Transition Officer
Location: Kentville Email: Ronald.Young@novascotia.ca
Tel: — Cell: (902) 698-1545 Fax: (902) 679-6062
Office Address: Kentville Agricultural Centre, 32 Main St., Kentville, Nova Scotia, B4N 1J5
Jeff Wentzell - Business Development Officer
Location: Kentville Email: Jeff.Wentzell@novascotia.ca
Tel: — Cell: (902) 824-0924 Fax: (902) 679-6062
Office Address: Kentville Agricultural Centre, 32 Main St., Kentville, Nova Scotia, B4N 1J5